Assistant Headteacher

Rothwell Victoria Infant School, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 6HZ

11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Scale: L 4 - 8 £45,434 - £50,150.22 per annum pro rata

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Are you looking for your next challenge?

We are looking for a new Assistant Headteacher to join our team from January 2023 or sooner working at Rothwell Victoria Infant School.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who:

  • Is an outstanding practitioner who can work with the Senior Leadership team to improve the quality of learning and teaching across the schools
  • Lead the day to day operation of the Infant School Can act as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to support our children and families as part of our safeguarding team 
  • Can be responsible for the standards, performance and progress of pupils in a key phase: phase 1 (EYFS/Y1) or phase 2 (Y2/Y3) 
  • Develop and implement our strategy in consultation with partner AHT for disadvantaged pupils 
  • Can work as part of a flexible and support team to meet the needs of the schools

We can offer you:

  • Well-motivated children and supportive families 
  • An enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated staff 
  • A driven and determined SLT Loyal and Supportive Governors 
  • Support with your own CPD from an experienced Headteacher 
  • A chance to work as part of our self-created Multi Academy Trust: Pathfinder Schools 
  • Opportunities to work across the primary age range from 3-11

The Rothwell Schools comprises of Rothwell Victoria Infant School and Rothwell Junior School of which both are good schools (OFSTED July 2021, RVIS and January 2019, RJS) which are part of the Pathfinder Schools Academy Trust. We are based in the north of the county in the market town of Rothwell which has seen significant growth over the last few years. 

The Governing Body of the Rothwell Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, medical and enhanced DBS checks. All shortlisted candidates will now be required to complete a staff disqualification declaration as part of our safeguarding checks. 

We would be happy to answer any questions you have through a phone call with our Executive Headteacher or by visiting the school in person. Please contact our School Business Manager on to arrange. 

Rothwell Safeguarding Policies and Procedures are available on their website which can be accessed on the following web address : - The policy can be downloaded from the side bar on the web page. 

Being part of Pathfinder Schools offers a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, as a Trust we actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning and having the highest expectations, all members of the Pathfinder Schools community can achieve and inspire greatness.

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Interviews may begin soon after receipt of applications for shortlisted candidates, therefore we recommend that you apply early. 

Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools. 

Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.

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About Rothwell Victoria Infant School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
288 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Contact phone number

The Rothwell Schools are comprised of a partnership between the Rothwell Victoria Infant School Nursery & Infant School and Rothwell Junior School, of which both are good schools.
(OFSTED July 2021, RVIS and January 2019, RJS)

The Rothwell Schools are located in the historic Northamptonshire market town of Rothwell, easily reached from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire.

Northamptonshire was recently placed as third in the country in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey and is one of the greenest counties in in England; with 161 parks covering 1,600 acres.

The Rothwell Schools are part of Pathfinder Schools Multi-Academy Trust and collaborates closely with the Trust Central Team and it's eight other schools.

We are extremely proud of our school community, our ethos,
tradition and the outstanding educational provision we

We are fortunate to support the learning of nearly 700 pupils from our vibrant local community.

We employ close to 100 staff, including Teachers, Leaders and
Support Staff who enable our school communities and pupils to thrive.

Arranging a visit to Rothwell Victoria Infant School

We would be happy to answer any questions you have through a phone call with our Executive Headteacher, Ashley Izzard-Snape or by visiting the school in person.
Please contact our School Business Manager, Michelle Johnston on to arrange.

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