Assistant Headteacher (Primary)

Mayfield School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0RH

34 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    19 September 2022 at 4pm

  • Date listed

    22 July 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Contract type



Leadership Scale 5 to 9 (£45,566 to £51,402)

Assistant Headteacher (Primary) job summary

The person appointed will be an experienced middle leader within an existing Primary School and able to act as a key leader developing the Reading curriculum across the Primary Section and into Key Stage 3, working with leaders to drive the improvement of standards in English across the school. A good working knowledge of the Little Wandle Phonics and Destination Reader programmes is desirable. The successful candidate will work with a dedicated, and growing, team of Senior and Middle Leaders to support the development of our (relatively) new provision.

Not only is our Primary Section very popular and heavily oversubscribed with parents, but also with staff. You would be joining a very high calibre team and therefore, successful experience of working in a school which has been graded as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ is essential as is a demonstrable track record of improving outcomes at KS1 and/or KS2.

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete an application form and attach a letter to the Headteacher detailing:

How do your experiences to date make you the right person for this post? (max 500 words)
What impact have you had as a leader? (max 500 words)
Beyond curriculum responsibilities, all members of the SLT undertake "whole school" work. What areas are you most interested in undertaking and why? (max 500 words).

Download an application form - 138 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Mayfield School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 16
School size
1460 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Contact phone number
02392 693432

In September 2014, we welcomed the first intake into our primary section and became one of the most oversubscribed schools in the city, with 60 pupils joining us, many of whom were in our pre-school. Each year the school will continue to admit 60 pupils into Year R (plus 30 into Year 3) until the primary section fills by 2020 and the school reaches its maximum capacity of 1540 pupils across all phases.

In November 2021, Mayfield was inspected by OfSTED and remained a ‘good’ school. In particular, inspectors noted:

“Primary age pupils particularly enjoy their learning”;
“Leaders have planned the curriculum throughout the school carefully. It is broad and well sequenced. Leaders have considered how the learning from Reception through to Year 11 connects. This means there is deliberate and planned progression”;
“Pupils’ learning throughout the school happens in a calm and orderly way”.

Most recently, Mayfield has been successful in its bid for priority school building project (PSBP) funds which resulted in the construction of a ‘state of the art’ purpose built ‘all through’ school on the east field of the current site. Work started in November 2019 and the new, £multi-million, building was handed over in September 2021 – we are now in the final stage (demolition of the old building and reinstatement of all outside space. All works are due for completion by Summer 2023.

Before you apply for a post at Mayfield please ensure you have read and embrace our ways of working and ethos by reading our Staff Handbook.

Mayfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Arranging a visit to Mayfield School

Please contact Mrs Lynne Hollis, PA to the Headteacher, if you wish to arrange a tour of the school from 5th September onwards. Applications should be received via email to Mrs Lynne Hollis, PA to the Headteacher, on by 4.00pm on Monday 19th September.

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