44 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    11 May 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £57,488 to £63,077 (L9 - L13)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Vaughan Primary School is looking for a new and inspiring individual to become an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, to support the journey from its current strong and successful performance through to its next phase of development and growth. With a stable and supportive staff team in place and plenty of support from Governors and Parents, our new Assistant Headteacher can look forward to being a key part of shaping our future successes.

Working closely with key stakeholders you will develop a compelling vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives further development.

You will have the ability to drive yourself and others. You will be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances whilst maintaining high levels of performance. You will actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences. You will demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and regulation. You will support the Headteacher by ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and standards of the school.

We are looking for:

  • An innovative and dynamic leader with the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • A proven track record of SENCO experience and safeguarding knowledge through appropriate training in a diverse primary school setting
  • An individual who knows what excellence looks like and can ambitiously support us in the next phase of our journey
  • An individual who can articulate the school vision and take the school community with them on the journey
  • Able to use CPD opportunities imaginatively to develop the wider staff team
  • Is good at building rapport with children, parents, staff and governors to create an inclusive and aspirational learning culture for all
  • Able to grow links which will benefit the school
  • Exudes enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude

What the school offers its staff

  • A remuneration package reflecting the calibre of candidate we are looking for
  • Continuing Professional Development to ensure your appointment is successful and rewarding
  • Expertise and additional support if required in specific areas
  • A strong staff body with a growth mind-set who are keen to embrace new ideas
  • Supportive parents and strong partnerships in the local community
  • A committed and active governing body
  • Good local links with the local cluster of schools
  • An outward-facing approach to working

Further details about the role

If you have any questions about the role please contact School Business Leader Kirsten Beaven by email at recruitment@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk. We encourage you to visit our dynamic school and we are holding prospective candidate tours on:

  • Thursday 23rd March 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Friday 24th March 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Thursday 20th April 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Friday 21st April 2023 @ 4.30pm

Potential candidates will be given an overview of the school by Headteacher / School Business Leader. This is an informal opportunity to get to know more about the school and see if it is the right fit for you. Please contact Mrs Kirsten Beaven, School Business Leader on 020 8427 7222 option 4 or email recruitment@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk to book your appointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Vaughan Primary School and Harrow Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2022).

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 recruitment@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk

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Upload additional documents

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

About Vaughan Primary School

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

Vaughan Primary School and Nursery is a very successful and popular school, having achieved an Ofsted outstanding judgement in January 2019. Everyone works hard to ensure that the children are safe, secure and part of a friendly and caring community. The personal approach we embrace is all about valuing all our children as individuals which is essential in terms of helping pupils achieve their best.

Arranging a visit to Vaughan Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk.

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