Assistant Headteacher

Stow Heath Primary School
Willenhall, West Midlands
L3 - L7
04 Oct 2021
19 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Tina Lane
Contract Type
Working Pattern

The Assistant Headteacher will work in partnership with the Leadership Team to secure the school’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its pupils and improved standards of learning and achievement for all.


1. To carry out the duties of a school teacher as set out in 2016 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

2. To promote actively the ethos of the school in accordance with the wishes of the Governors and under the direction of the Headteacher.

3. To support, hold accountable, develop and lead the Early Years Phase team in order to secure high quality teaching, the effective use of resources, and high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils in Foundation Stage.

4. To be a member of the School Leadership Team and make a significant contribution to the strategic development and direction of the school.


The main responsibilities for this post are:

· To work with the SLT to accelerate progress for all pupils

· To support, develop and coach teaching and learning, so that the school has a consistently good or better teaching

· To lead and co-ordinate assessment, maximising pupil and parental engagement

· To support day to day leadership in school


Generic Responsibilities of the Assistant Headteacher role:

1. To teach 50% of the timetable, whether that be whole class or group interventions (this can be directed across any area/phase of school)

2. To be a committed and active member of the staff team and school community.

3. To support the planning and to prepare and evaluate activities that lead to the effective education of the pupils in your charge, through half-termly, weekly and daily plans.

4. To liaise effectively with appropriate teachers when providing cover for classes, including supply cover for course attendance and PPA release.

5. To maintain effective records of pupil progress, including groups and individual pupils, teacher assessment and any other agreed system.

6. To ensure the good behaviour of all pupils in the school, supporting whole school procedures, especially those in your care.

7. To be committed to the maintenance of high standards and equality of education throughout the school.

8. To follow the agreed school procedure for the display and presentation of pupils’ work, ensuring that appropriate support staff are briefed fully regarding the presentation of a display should you decide the need for one.

9. To meet and inform parents of their children’s progress, attitudes, attainment and targets through formal and informal meetings, both before, during and after school.

10. To become the lead for a specified curriculum development subject area as part of the planned programme of professional development meetings.

11. To promote the vision, aims and values of the school and to contribute to their development.

12. To play a full part in the life of the school, including staff meetings and briefings, INSET, assemblies, liaising with key stakeholders and school policymaking.

13. To participate fully in the school self-evaluation process including lesson observations and other appropriate evaluative activities (such as work and planning samples, moderation etc).

14. To implement all school policies, promoting equal opportunities for all.

15. To undertake any other particular duty reasonably assigned by the Headteacher from time to time.



The Assistant Headteacher will also have specific key accountabilities within EYFS for:

· Knowledge and Understanding

Ø What constitutes high quality in EYFS educational provision, the characteristics of effective Early Years settings, and strategies for raising standards and outcomes for EYFS children

Ø How to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good behaviour through effective management and leadership


· Strategic Leadership

Ø Help develop a highly effective Early Years team through effective systems

Ø Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction which secures outstanding teaching and learning which leads to outstanding outcomes for children in Early Years

Ø Be able to present a coherent and accurate account of the children’s performance and other Early Years self-evaluation evidence in a form appropriate to a range of audiences, including Governors, the Local Authority, the Local Community, Ofsted and others

Ø Lead by example, provide inspiration and motivation to your teams.

Ø Embody for the pupils, staff, governors and parents the vision, purpose and leadership of learning in EYFS

Ø Ensure that all teaching staff and non- teaching staff are committed to the school’s aims, and are accountable in meeting long, medium and short-term objectives to secure school improvement, and targets which secure the educational success of all EYFS children


· Planning and Setting Expectations

Ø Have high expectations of all pupils and staff.

Ø Think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities


· Assessment and Evaluation

Ø To work with the Leadership team to monitor, evaluate and review the effects of policies, priorities and targets of the school in practice, and take action as necessary

Ø To contribute to School Evaluation and School Improvement Plan

Ø Work with other lead professionals to ensure the use of comparative data, together with information technology about pupils’ prior attainment, to establish benchmarks and set targets for improvement

Ø Use this information to form annual action plans to inform address areas for improvements


· Relationship with Parents and the Wider Community

Ø To support families with the induction and well-being of their child when they arrive in Early Years.

Ø Ensure that parents are well-informed about their child’s attainment and progress.

Ø To develop an effective partnership with parents and help them understand how they can support their child’s learning and personal development.

Ø Involve parents in the learning process through workshops and events

Ø Develop effective relationships with the community; make meaningful connections with our feeder childcare providers and their parents


· Managing and Developing Staff

Ø Ensure that a professional demeanour and attitude is maintained by all staff in your team

Ø Lead professional development of staff through example, creating strong team work

Ø Support the provision of high quality professional development by methods such as coaching, mentoring, modelling, drawing on other sources of expertise where appropriate

Ø Mentor trainee and newly qualified teachers and support the induction of any new staff in EYFS

Ø Lead Performance Management for staff in the Early Years Team


· Managing Resources

Ø Manage, monitor and review the range, quality and quantity of all available resources in order to improve pupils’ achievements, ensure efficiency and secure value for money.

Ø Managing Own Performance and Development

Ø Participate in arrangements for Appraisal and take responsibility for own professional development.

Ø Priorities and manage own time effectively.

Ø Work under pressure and to deadlines.

Ø Sustain their own motivation and that of other staff in their phase.


· Other duties and Responsibilities

Ø To ensure the safeguarding of pupils.

Ø Other duties that the Headteacher may from time to time ask the post holder to perform


The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.


This job description is current at the date shown, but following consultation with you, may be changed by Management to reflect or anticipate changes in the job which are commensurate with the salary and job title.

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