29 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 April 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


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 10-14 (£55,360 -£61,042)

What skills and experience we're looking for

As an inspirational innovative leader you will work with the Headteacher of the school and the Head of Primary to drive the vision and strategic direction of the primary section of the school. You will work with the Head of Primary to empower and motivate staff and pupils to ensure excellence in learning and teaching and the continued rapid improvement of the primary section. Aligning to the culture and ethos of the school, you will work with the Head of Primary to provide a child-centred approach to education, an engaging curriculum and will inspire a sense of collective purpose, with high aspirations for pupils and staff. You will have an excellent knowledge of effective curriculum design and its implementation to ensure all children embed knowledge securely – knowing and remembering more across all subjects. You will also work collaboratively with parents and carers, the head of seniors, the school’s Senior Leadership Team, the Local Authority and other schools within and beyond Portsmouth developing and delivering a dynamic learning partnership and act as a positive role model and advocate for the school.

What the school offers its staff

Our school is a very special place where pupils, staff and governors work in a community where we aim to be Ready, Respectful, Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful and Reflective every day. This could be the start of your Mayfield journey.

Mayfield School is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local community. We are one of the first single-site, all-through maintained schools in the country, which we believe provides us with a unique opportunity to join together for an educational purpose, to improve and shape the lives of the children (Year R – Year 11) in our learning community. Our school operates as an all-through school with a single vision, set of values, staff, and Governing Body.

Mayfield School started a new era with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art building in 2021. This has provided our school community with new facilities, such as a large sports hall, new drama rooms, new assembly hall, a large canteen and café area and much more besides. We are a friendly, vibrant school with high standards and expectations. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we foster, knowing every young person as an individual and challenging each of them to have the highest possible aspirations through our ambitious and inclusive curriculum. Our ambition is to build on our excellent pastoral care with high standards and expectations so that young people are able to flourish and to achieve their very best.

Further details about the role

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Design and provide a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum, that is engaging and motivational to enable continued progress and improved pupil attainment;

2. Take responsibility to ensure primary middle leaders are aligned to the aims and outcomes of year groups/phases to ensure an effective and collaborative contribution for the benefit of all pupils;

3. Maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils, promoting understanding of the school rules and values, safeguarding, health and safety and to develop relationships with and between pupils that enhances learning;

4. Make a positive contribution to the strategic aims, values and ethos of school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mayfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School's staff recruitment process. Under the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1075, applicants for teaching posts are among those who are not entitled to withhold information about any previous criminal conviction.

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 hollis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

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About Mayfield School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 16
School size
1460 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
02392 693432

Mayfield is a very successful and heavily oversubscribed school in the north of Portsmouth City. We are one of the first state, single-site, ‘all through’ schools in the country. We operate an “Outstanding” Pre-School and Nursery with reduced fees and preferential access for Mayfield staff. We have been successful in our bid to receive ‘Priority School Building’ funding which will result in the construction of a multi-million, ‘state of the art’ new build on the current school site which is due to open in summer 2021. All staff members have the opportunity to work across all sections of the school depending on their interest, skills and experience. Mayfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Arranging a visit to Mayfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hollis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk.

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