Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L6 to L10 (£57,124 to £62,703)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The job description encompasses the statements below. Members of staff should be willing to undertake any other tasks which the Headteacher reasonably requires.

This job description will be reviewed annually. Any changes will be negotiated to meet the needs of the school.

With the Headteacher:

  • Provide strategic vision, leadership and direction to drive the school’s development plan and ensure this is translated into successful action.
  • Ensure that the vision and ethos of the school are clearly articulated, understood, shared and practised by the whole school community.
  • Promote and maintain high standards of teaching and learning through effective leadership and management of staff, pupils and resources across the school in mathematics.
  • Lead change and innovation.
  • Ensure strategic planning takes into account the diverse needs within the school and the local community.
  • Lead and manage objectives and policies that will ensure school improvement in mathematics.
  • Maintain and develop strong partnerships with the governing board, parents and carers and the wider community.

Teaching & Learning

  • Promote and secure high standards of attainment and progress in mathematics throughout the school.
  • Promote engagement with learning and pride in achievement for both staff in team and pupils.
  • Create a supportive, stimulating and inspiring mathematics learning environment.
  • Promote creativity and innovation through a rich mathematics curriculum.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics across the school.
  • Set challenging standards and targets for improvement.
  • Review and evaluate the mathematics curriculum provision and ensure it meets the needs of all the children.
  • Monitor progress and achievement in mathematics throughout the school.
  • Use assessment data to raise standards.
  • Ensure effective support systems are in place and matched to the needs within the school.
  • Expect high standards of display, classroom organisation and work presentation.
  • Promote equal opportunities, challenging any prejudices or stereotyping.
  • Secure high standards of behaviour, attendance and punctuality.


  • Contribute significantly towards an environment within which all staff can thrive and develop.
  • Treat all staff fairly and with respect and expect the same of others.
  • Be accessible and communicate effectively.
  • Lead, inspire, motivate and encourage all staff to commit to the shared vision for the school.
  • Have high expectations for self and others.
  • Set personal targets and regularly review one’s own practice.
  • Be responsible for the performance management of teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Facilitate staff in their own professional development, including leading staff training.


  • Value all pupils as individuals and treat them fairly and with respect.
  • Promote standards of behaviour where any form of bullying or harassment is unacceptable.
  • Ensure a whole-school experience for the educational, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural needs of pupils.
  • Monitor all aspects of school life and the progress and achievement of pupils to ensure equality of opportunity and treatment.

Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children

  • Be conversant with the child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures of the LA, the school, and the statutory regulations and promote these amongst the school community and partner organisations.
  • Ensure children know to whom they can turn if problems arise with their peers or with any adult.

Parents and Carers, School Partners and the Wider Community

  • Maintain and develop a school culture and curriculum which reflects the richness and diversity of the school and wider community.
  • Ensure that parents and carers are well-informed about the maths curriculum and know how to support their children.
  • Maintain and establish partnerships with other maths leaders.

Management of Resources

  • Manage a budget, ensuring that there are sufficient resources to support the teaching and learning of maths.


  • Provide analysis, information, objective advice and support which will enable the Governing Board to meet its responsibilities for securing effective teaching and learning, improved standards of achievement and value for money.

Green Statement

  • Seek opportunities for contributing to sustainable development of the borough, in accordance with the council’s Green Commitment. In particular, demonstrate good environmental practice (such as energy efficiency, use of sustainable materials, sustainable transport, recycling and waste reduction) in management of the service provision.

Data Protection

  • Be aware of the council’s responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1984 for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on such systems and ensure that all administrative and financial processes comply with this.
  • Maintain client records and archive systems, in accordance with departmental procedure, policy and statutory requirements.


  • You are expected to treat all information acquired through your employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence. There are strict rules and protocols defining employees’ access to and use of the council’s databases. Any breach of these rules and protocols will be regarded as subject to disciplinary investigation. There are internal procedures in place for employees to raise matters of concern regarding such issues as bad practice or mismanagement.


  • The council has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its services to the community and in the employment of people. It expects all employees to understand, comply with and to promote its policies in their own work, to undertake any appropriate training and to challenge racism, prejudice and discrimination.

Customer Care

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the council’s Customer Care Policy.

Health and Safety

  • Every employee is responsible for their own Health & Safety, as well as that of colleagues, service users and the public. Employees should co-operate with management, follow established systems of work, use protective equipment where necessary and report defectives and hazards to management.

To contribute as an effective and collaborative member of the School Team

  • Participate in training to be able to demonstrate competence.
  • Participate in first aid training as required.
  • Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the service plans.
  • Championing the professional integrity of the School service.
  • Supporting Customer Focus, Best Value and electronic management of processes.
  • Actively sharing feedback on School policies and interventions.

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking to appoint an assistant headteacher for mathematics for 1st September 2024. The successful candidate will be passionate about education, with drive and ambition to provide the best opportunities for all our children.

Purley Oaks is a very happy and thriving primary school. Our children are a pleasure to teach. In our previous OFSTED inspection (September 2019), when we were graded as ‘Good’, the inspectors commented, ‘Staff expect all pupils to work hard and be on their best behaviour at all times. Pupils rise to these expectations.’

You would be joining a very supportive staff team and would receive good opportunities for professional development. The staff and governors are committed to our vision of excellence for all.

Further details about the role

Essential Requirement:

Professional Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status.
  • Evidence of recent professional development relative to the post.

Teaching and Learning

  • Enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner.
  • Excellent understanding of assessment and how to use it to maximise pupil progress.
  • Experience of improving the quality of teaching of others.
  • Experience of leading and developing a curriculum area.
  • Strategic Development
  • Able to communicate a strong clear vision for high quality maths education.
  • Evidence of leading significant change which has impacted on pupil progress.
  • Significant involvement in school improvement planning.

Working with Others

  • Understands the importance of working in co-operation and partnership with colleagues.
  • Approachable, accessible and flexible.
  • High expectations and standards of self and others.
  • Experience of managing difficult situations and conflicts.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.

Desirable Requirement:

Teaching and Learning

  • Experience of working within a leadership team to monitor, evaluate and improve teaching and learning across a school.
  • Has experience of using research evidence to inform teaching and learning.
  • Has experience of teaching in a range of schools.

Strategic Development

  • Experience of school self-evaluation, and able to discuss effective processes for undertaking this.
  • Working with Others
  • Experience of mentoring, giving effective feedback and supporting colleagues to improve performance.
  • Understanding of the relationship between managing performance, professional development and school improvement.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
Photographic identification will need to be provided at interview.

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About Purley Oaks Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
625 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Purley Oaks is a community school where our ‘staff share a moral purpose to give all pupils a rich education.’ - Ofsted 2019.

At Purley Oaks we believe our children can do anything if we give them the motivation and support. We are a three form entry primary school offering places from nursery through to year 6. Our school is increasingly popular and the established leadership team is committed to working towards excellence and achieving the best outcomes for all our pupils. We have high expectations of our children and offer a curriculum that is creative, balanced and fun; but more importantly based on the needs of our children. Our team of experienced staff are committed to ensuring that your child is fully prepared for every stage of their educational journey. Our goal is to equip them with skills that will enhance their future. There are no limits to what your child can achieve when they become part of the Purley Oaks community.

Our ethos is based on five themes: CARING, SHARING, LEARNING, LISTENING and OURSELVES. This ethos underpins everything we do. We provide our pupils with a rich social awareness and respect for others so that their contribution to the school community and society is both positive and one of tolerance. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes spiritual, moral and cultural values, as well as mindfulness and the physical health of our pupils, which unites our Purley Oaks community as we strive for excellence. We ensure that all our pupils understand these principals as they begin to make their own meaningful contribution to our school and the wider community.

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