Assistant Headteacher

Location South London
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email:
Job ref: J5715
Startdate: 29/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education for children and young people with special educational needs who are recruiting for an Assistant Headteacher for their schools in South London.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Job title: Assistant headteacher

Location: South London

Hours: 38.5

Salary: L5 – 10 (£48,582 to £54,451)

The role:


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the school
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives
  • Have a timetabled teaching commitment to be agreed with the Headteacher
  • Required to undertake any of the duties delegated from the headteacher

Key Duties:

  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school’s policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.
  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil behaviour, relationships and attitudes.
  • Support positive behaviour and concentration levels of the children and adapt own behaviour and responses to any change or escalations in behaviour of the children.
  • Establish a positive relationship with pupils in order to support them in feeling safe and enabling them to enjoy and learn.
  • Promote and encourage independence and personal development and maintain high expectations of behaviour at all times and support in the achievement of this.
  • Implement, and when appropriate, adjust learning activities as agreed with the teacher. Reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.
  • Implement learning activities and experiences, appropriate to the class group, by supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning. Pupils Attainment and Progress.
  •  Support the headteacher and other SLT in the day-to-day management of the school
  • Communicate the school’s vision compellingly and support the headteacher’s strategic leadership
  • Lead by example, focusing on providing excellent education for all pupils • Lead on whole-school strategies and policy areas
  • Build positive relationships with members of the school community.

Managing staff:

Under the direction of the headteacher:

  • Assist with the selection and recruitment of new teaching staff
  • Performance manages middle leaders, including carrying out appraisals, providing professional
  • development opportunities, and holding staff to account to their performance
  • Create an ethos within which their direct reports are motivated and supported to develop their skills
  • and knowledge
  • Commit to their own professional development, proactively identifying development opportunities

Modelling best practice for teachers

  • Demonstrate excellent performance against parts one and two of the teacher’s standards: teaching and personal and professional conduct
  • Implement strategies and initiatives to share best practice with others in the school, developing confidence and skills in others


Systems and processes

  • Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose
  • Provide a safe, calm and well-ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing exemplary behaviour
  • Implement systems for managing the performance of all staff, addressing any underperformance, supporting staff to improve and valuing excellent practice
  • Work with the directors and the governing board as appropriate
  • Support strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure effective use of budgets and resources
  • Support distribution of leadership throughout the school

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Professional development in preparation for a leadership role
  • Leadership and management experience in a school (Minimum of 3 years)
  • Teaching experience [a minimum number of 5 years’ experience]
  • Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of contributing to staff development
  • Experience of SEND
  • Experience of Safeguarding vulnerable young people

    Blackstone Benefits:

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    For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.