Assistant Headteacher

Weston Park Primary School, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 9HX

This job expired on 19 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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Contract type



Leadership L10 - L14

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Recently graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (December 2021), we are looking for an inspirational, enthusiastic and creative leader and teacher to join our team as our new Assistant Headteacher. We are a passionate, hardworking and dedicated team, who are committed to supporting our children and equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills they need to create endless opportunities in the world. Wellbeing is at the heart of our leadership, and we strive for quality teaching and a healthy work/life balance.
The whole Senior Leadership Team work across the Federation in a fluid way, however, for the academic year 2022/23, this Assistant Headteacher will be based in Weston Park Primary School with the responsibility for the Early Years and KS1 phase. The role does include some teaching responsibility which can be discussed at interview but is approximately half of the week. There will be an expectation that the successful candidate will lead a year group and a key subject or area of focus from the federation improvement plan.
Tours of our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
The purpose of the Assistant Headteacher is to play a major role:

 in formulating the aims, objectives of the schools and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved
 in being responsible for the standards and curriculum of all pupils including monitoring of progress towards achievement
 proactively manage staff and resources

The individual will show the following qualities:
• Possess a clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning and demonstrate high quality teaching strategies
• Able to lead and manage a school team to successfully achieve agreed goals
• Has a proven track record as an excellent middle leader
• Be an effective team player that works collaboratively and effectively with others
• Is creative, committed and passionate
• Is dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of children

We can offer:
• A supportive Senior Leadership Team that collectively and individually have a wealth of experience across a variety of settings
• Opportunities to work with leaders and colleagues across the Trust and within our local partnership
• Opportunities for CPD to enable you to develop your practice
• A collaborative working environment
• A leadership team who value work-life balance
The Edwin Jones Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Weston Park Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
478 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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Weston Park Primary School is a happy and inclusive school for children aged 4-11 years old located in Southampton. We strongly believe in working together as a team and welcome all children and their families to become part of our school community.

Our staff value and care for each child, and delight in seeing them grow into independent and confident young adults, ready to move up to secondary school at the end of their time with us.

Arranging a visit to Weston Park Primary School

Informal visits are welcome in person. If you would like to look around our school, please contact Debbie Edmonds on 023 8044 8962 or email recruitment@weston-park.org.uk

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