2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


The Headteacher is an employee of the Governing Body and is required to carry out their professional duties in accordance with the terms and conditions of the current School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document, the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2020), and relevant employment legislation.

Core Purpose:

The Headteacher will work with the Governors and staff to provide professional leadership, vision and strategic direction for the school in order to continue its success and ensure the highest quality of education and care for all of its pupils.

The Headteacher is responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the school and overall performance of the school.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership & Management
  • Safeguarding
  • Teaching & Learning
  • The Bassett Green Family

For further details, please feel free to view the recruitment pack on our website:


What the school offers its staff

Bassett Green Primary School is a proud member of the Aspire Community Trust. It enables us to collaborate and share good practice with a number of other schools, whilst retaining our own identity and autonomy.

The Aspire Community Trust was set up in 2017. It is a co-operative trust, which means that our family of schools all have their own ethos, governing body and headteacher. We choose to work together because we are all stronger when we share resources, expertise and ideas.

We are a diverse family!

  • Bassett Green Primary School
  • Bevois Town Primary School
  • Cantell Secondary School
  • Highfield Church of England School
  • Mansbridge Primary School
  • Maytree Infants and Nursery School
  • Mount Pleasant Junior School
  • Swaythling Primary School
  • Vermont Special School

Working together has enabled us to set up curriculum network groups to map progression from EYFS to GCSE in all subjects of the National Curriculum. We have a SENCo group who work together to share good practice, a Business Managers group to look at joint procurement and secure best value in these challenging financial times. We have a DSL group who meet to ensure we are meeting all the challenges that the rapidly evolving safeguarding remit presents us with.

We recognise that we have to look after our headteachers. Aspire Community Trust is proud to have been the driving force behind the Southampton ‘Caversham Covenant’- a set of agreements and understandings that seek to enable headteachers and other key partners to look after each other during times when headship can feel like a lonely job. Because it’s still the best job in the world, and schools flourish when their leaders thrive. We look after our headteachers - the Bassett Green post is a rare opportunity to come and join our vibrant family of schools and secure a better future for all our children.

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 htrecruitment@bassettgreen.net

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About Bassett Green Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
503 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
023 8067 6262

We are a friendly, caring school with high expectations for all our pupils. Our children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of memorable and exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom. The staff endeavour to provide a calm and stimulating environment where good behaviour and mutual respect is modelled by everyone and where everyone is valued.

Our four values are respect, teamwork, resilience and challenge. These underpin everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Bassett Green Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email htrecruitment@bassettgreen.net.

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