Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    Required September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 3-7

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you have a proven track record of engaging and inspiring both pupils and colleagues alike and are interested in joining an agile and innovative school community then we would welcome an application from you.

Visits are strongly recommended!

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring Assistant Headteacher.

We can offer:

  • A passionate, skilled and focused leadership team who work together to drive school improvement
  • A dedicated, hardworking, knowledgeable and committed staff team
  • Excellent career advancement continuing professional development opportunities
  • Happy, confident, polite and engaged children with a great enthusiasm for learning
  • Supportive parents and governors committed to our school ethos

You will have experience of:

  • Setting and demonstrating high expectations
  • Being an outstanding practitioner who is an influencer
  • High quality relationships with staff, pupils and parents
  • Establishing and sustaining high-quality teaching across subjects and phases
  • Working effectively with stakeholders and external professionals
  • Developing and implementing school improvement strategies
  • Making a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of a school.

What the school offers its staff

We believe in the intrinsic worth of every individual and that there is nothing the children and adults in our community cannot achieve. We are committed to:

  • Happiness with the state of well-being and contentment underpinning all we do

  • Inclusion and promoting equity leading to equality of opportunity across all areas of school life including our curriculum and in all of our policies and practice.
  • Behaving respectfully with everyone we meet;
  • Having ambition and communicating our high expectations clearly to each other
  • Being creative and reflective impacting on our ability to be open-minded and to problem-solve;

Working together as a community and to help everyone achieve their best

Further details about the role

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website

Completed applications are to be returned to

Application Closing Date: 24 April 2024 (at noon)

Interview Date: Week beginning 29 April 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to

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About Furzedown Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
353 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Furzedown Primary School and Nursery is situated in Tooting, South West London in the borough of Wandsworth. We are a two form entry primary school catering for a diverse group of children from a varied and rich background.

We provide a safe secure setting that aims to educate the whole child.

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