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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job/Person Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to join the Leadership Team of our large, successful junior school in September and make a significant contribution to the learning outcomes of all our children.

Are you an excellent teacher?

Do you aspire to lead an enthusiastic and dedicated team?

Our large staff structure enables us to clearly define roles and responsibilities within our team. Our Senior Leadership Team includes a non-teaching Headteacher and Deputy, a non-teaching Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (SENCo) and an Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum who teaches part-time. In our Leadership Team we have four Year Leaders, each leading their own team of four classes - three other teachers, four class LSAs, a team of SEND LSAs and, most importantly, 128 children.

Our Year Leaders receive TLR2b payments to reflect the seniority of their role and regular, dedicated leadership time (currently one day each week out of class) in addition to subject leadership time. Senior Leaders support our Year Leaders to enable them to work, both pro-actively and in response to self-evaluation evidence, to secure improvements in teaching and learning within their teams.

At Horndean Church of England Junior School we strive to provide each and every one of the five hundred children in our care with a first-class education. We are an inclusive school and we prioritise improving teaching and learning to meet the needs of all our learners. Our four Year Leaders work closely together to secure good provision and promote good outcomes for our children.

Our vacancy would suit a teacher who already has some leadership experience who is looking to build their leadership skills. We believe that our staff team are our most valuable resource and prioritise providing effective support and encouragement to each and every member of our team as they develop in their role over time. New members of our team benefit from a comprehensive induction programme and regular professional development opportunities, exemplified by our support for leaders in their completion of NPQML and NPQSL recently.

As a school we are extremely proud of our successes and the effectiveness of our school improvement work has been recognised by the Local Authority. In April 2022 we secured a very positive outcome from our short Ofsted inspection, not least the judgement that our Christian Values of TLC ‘help to make the school a very special place.’ This echoed the outcome of our church school inspection in November 2019 that our Christian vision ‘successfully drives the school’s development and has an exceptional impact on the lives of pupils and adults.’

Our Year Leaders ensure high standards are maintained and improved in teaching, learning and outcomes by supporting, engaging and inspiring their team of teachers and LSAs. Our Year Leaders also work collaboratively in pairs to lead English and maths across the school and there is some flexibility in the allocation of subject responsibilities for September.

What the school offers its staff

Application Procedure

We are keen to continue our journey towards outstanding provision through effective leadership, so if you have leadership experience and aspire to become an outstanding leader, we can offer opportunities to secure both short and long-term impact in your own professional journey. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and a presence which inspires confidence who can motivate children and colleagues to excel. If the opportunity to join us on our journey towards outstanding recognition appeals to you, please come and see us in action.

Please also email our Business Manager, Emma Patter, for an application pack as we will use our Person Specification for shortlisting - recruitment@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk

Visits before, during or after school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by phone or via email.

You may also like to visit our website at www.horndeanjuniorschool.co.uk or contact our Headteacher Maria Ackland by phone to discuss this opportunity further.

Application Pack:

- Letter to prospective candidates

- Staff Structure

- Job Description

- Person Specification

- Application Form

- Equalities Monitoring Form

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 recruitment@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Horndean Church of England Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
511 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Horndean Church of England Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk.

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