We are delighted to be able to advertise
an exciting job opportunity at a fantastic village school set in a beautiful
part of rural Hertfordshire. Ashwell is an extremely friendly and welcoming
school at the heart of a strong supportive village community.
Are you looking for that next step or
a fresh challenge as a school leader? Are you dedicated to putting children’s
learning and wellbeing at the forefront of everything you do whilst making
We are looking for an inspiring
Deputy Headteacher who is passionate about children’s education to join our
fantastic staff team from January 2023.
Pay Scale: L5-9
At Ashwell, our successful existing
leadership structure means that the Deputy Headteacher role is non-class based
and has the following key responsibilities:
Leader (SEND / Pastoral / PPG / Designated Teacher – CLA)
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
manager for classroom based support staff
Ø Subject Leader (subject to be agreed)
Ashwell Primary School was last
inspected by OFSTED in May 2022 when it was judged to be ‘Good’. As a school,
we are passionate about our inclusive practice and supporting the wellbeing of
our pupils. We believe strongly in respecting differences and valuing each
other as individuals.
are enthusiastic to participate in learning. As a result, they behave well in
lessons. A nurturing and restorative approach to behaviour has been firmly
embedded at the school. Because of this, pupils are able to self-regulate in
unstructured times. They share and interact with each other with tolerance and
respect. Pupils with SEND receive teaching and support that is adapted to meet
their needs. As a result they are fully included in lessons.”
– May 2022
Ashwell School is looking for someone
Ø Reliable, resilient, proactive and
enthusiastic with a sense of humour.
Ø Confident and passionate about making a
difference to the lives of young children.
Ø Passionate about every child reaching
their full potential.
Ø Committed to achieving excellent pupil
progress and outcomes.
Ø A good team player.
Ø Good at communicating with children and
The successful candidate for this role
previous experience in the area of Inclusion (INCO or SENCO).
thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.
committed to safeguarding and willing to take on the role of Deputy DSL.
previous experience as a school leader with proven positive impact on school
an excellent classroom practitioner with a passion for teaching and learning,
especially focused on children with SEND and those who are disadvantaged.
our commitment to the promotion of pupil and staff wellbeing.
excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise workload.
an excellent communicator who demonstrates a commitment to working in
partnership with stakeholders including Governors as well as parents and carers
and professional partners.
committed to inclusive practice and the promotion of respecting diversity.
instrumental in developing and implementing the School Development Plan.
a reflective practitioner who is committed to their own professional
This role offers an exciting opportunity
and in return we offer:
continuing professional development.
staff team who are caring, fully supportive, team-focussed and truly committed
to providing our children with the best care and education possible.
well behaved, hardworking children.
support in career development.
highly supportive and dedicated Governing Body.
happy, well resourced, attractive environment.
and Carers who are supportive of our work as a school.
are mindful of the well-being of staff. They have established a mutually
supportive culture where staff feel they are listened to and function as one
– May 2022
To enable us to balance our leadership
skill set and experiences, this post would ideally suit (but is not limited to)
someone with experience of and a passion for the EYFS and Key Stage 1 Primary
Prospective applicants are strongly
encouraged to visit the school. To arrange a visit please contact the school
office (01462 742297) or email the Headteacher directly
Closing date: Wednesday 12th
Interview date: Wednesday 19th
Start date: Thursday 5th
Ashwell Primary School is committed to
providing equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The
successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
As part of our due diligence, we will be carrying out an online search
at the point of shortlisting.
We are also committed to creating a
diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment
without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender
reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil
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