8 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 4 - 8

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher with an enthusiasm and commitment to raising standards and providing the very best provision for all our children. You will have a core desire to make a difference and to take a holistic and empathetic approach to life at Woodlands.

The successful candidate will take their place in our new leadership structure and undertake a significant role across the school. You will be responsible for the provision and outcomes for Vulnerable Groups which includes our children with English as an Additional Language (many of whom are new to the country), Looked after Children and those who are classed as disadvantaged. You will also lead the Upper School (Years 4 -6) and have responsibility for a class within these year groups.

What the school offers its staff

The role offers the opportunity to gain a wide and varied experience of school leadership and offers the chance to be innovative. If you are successful you will receive further support and CPD to enable you to meet with success in this new role and your future career.

Further details about the role

Woodlands Primary is a 2 form entry school in Birkenhead that caters for children from a wide range of backgrounds. We have a skilled staff who are a supportive and happy team that focus on the needs of each child and work to foster respect, responsibility and resilience in all.

Visits to school are welcomed.

Please return the completed application form and letter of application to the Headteacher at Woodlands Primary School by 30/4/24.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 29/4/24 and successful candidates will be observed teaching week commencing 6/5/24. Interviews will be held on Friday 10th May 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

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

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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 schooloffice@woodlands.wirral.sch.uk

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Download an application form - 1.51 MB

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

About Woodlands Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
325 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0151 647 8406

We are a happy and successful school where our core values of Respect * Responsibility * Resilience* underpin all our work.

We have a diverse community and we recognise and respect our differences, celebrating all our strengths and achievements. We pride ourselves on our strong relationships and family atmosphere.

We encourage children to take responsibility for their learning, setting high expectations emotionally, socially and academically. Our curriculum is engaging and provides opportunities and experiences to help children gain a deeper understanding of the world in which we live and meet with more success.

Through the guidance and support of our skilled staff, children and families are given a range of tools to develop independence and build resilience. It is these skills along with a safe learning environment that enable our families to grow and flourish.

Arranging a visit to Woodlands Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email schooloffice@woodlands.wirral.sch.uk.

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