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  • Job start date

    16 April 2024

  • Closing date

    11 December 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale (Fringe) L7 to L11

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and experience


  • QTS status & 3 years teaching experience
  • Successful experience of developing the skills of colleagues
  • Leadership experience in a school
  • Successful experience of leading whole school change
  • Experience of working with pupils with SEN
  • Successful experience as a curriculum leader in a core area


  • Further qualification or nationally recognised courses undertaken
  • Experience of teaching across more than one key stage

Teaching and Learning


  • Talented and outstanding teacher
  • Have very high expectations
  • Able to cater for the needs of all pupils
  • Track record of adding value to pupils learning
  • Excellent knowledge of the curriculum


  • Excellent understanding of what constitutes high quality inclusive teaching

Leadership and Management


  • Commitment to promoting equity, high standards and excellence
  • Have a proven track record in developing others and the ability to inspire, challenge and influence the practice of others
  • Ability to deal with difficult and critical situations when they arise
  • Ability to lead whole school development and change
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • Understanding of school evaluation, planning and monitoring


  • Be aware of good practice and current trends in education.
  • Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses

What the school offers its staff

Being an inclusive school is important to us and something that makes us feel 'Proud to Belong' to the Bell Farm community. We have a hard working, committed and supportive staff team and you will join our dedicated and dynamic SLT. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inclusive education and can be a motivational leader of this team. You will be an inspirational teacher and have a proven track record of strong outcomes for all children.

  • Individually-tailored CPD; Bell Farm is committed to the development of inspired, confident and passionate staff.
  • A supportive and strong Senior Leadership Team that leads the school with clear goals.
  • Free places at Breakfast Club for any children that attend Bell Farm during working hours.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • A weekly Business Manager award, to recognise a member of staff who has made an outstanding contribution to the team.
  • Free teas and coffees during breaks.

Further details about the role

A. Main Purpose

Accountable for the strategic direction and development of agreed areas, under the direction of the headteacher. Be the champion for inclusive practice by creating a shared vision and strategy for how our high expectations for all children will be met.

This role is not class based but has an approximately 30-50% teaching commitment which includes teaching some specific groups.

  • Provide senior leadership of the inclusion strand within the school with overall responsibility for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), free school meals/pupil premium, English as an additional language (EAL) and safeguarding including e-safety.
  • Support strategic development of the school ensuring the best outcomes for all children, especially disadvantaged children.
  • Support the creation and implementation of the school strategic plan.
  • Have line management responsibility for teaching assistants, SENCo, midday supervisors, pastoral team and the extended school staff.
  • Inspire, challenge and motivate others.
  • Promote effective communication between other colleagues, the leadership team, the specialist Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN) centre and governors
  • Participate in, and influence, school decision making

The post is in addition to those professional responsibilities, which are common to all class teachers on the main or upper pay scales, and is in accordance with the current STPCD and other current legislation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bell Farm Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with a children's barred list check and will need to complete, satisfactorily, a childcare (disqualification) regulation, staff declaration form.

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About Bell Farm Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
671 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01932 224009

Bell Farm received a 'Good' rating from Ofsted in March 2019, with the inspection praising a "strongly inclusive culture" that "helps this large school to feel like a family where everyone is known, listened to and cared for." Our beautiful grounds are enjoyed by friendly and polite pupils who are eager to learn, supported by a welcoming community of staff, parents and governors all working together.

We're situated less than a mile from both Hersham and Walton-on-Thames train stations, with fast trains into Waterloo taking just 26 minutes. Often featured on lists of the best places to live and raise a family, Walton-on-Thames is renowned for its pretty towpath, open spaces and friendly pubs, shops and cafes.

Arranging a visit to Bell Farm Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@bell-farm.surrey.sch.uk.

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