Vacancy Summary

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Early Years


Permanent - Full Time

Following the promotion of the current postholder, the Governors, staff and children wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated professional to join our thriving and forward thinking school.  The permanent, full-time post has a class teaching commitment, with half a day out of class to lead Early Years. 

Vacancy Information

We are looking for someone dynamic, creative and efficient - demonstrating excellent leadership and management skills and a passion for working with children in Early Years.  The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork.  This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the leadership of our school. 

The successful candidate will be joining an experienced and effective leadership team of Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, two other phase Assistant Headteachers, Assistant Headteacher responsible for SEND and Inclusion and a TLR postholder for Pedagogy.  We take leadership training seriously here at Swain House and the number of our leaders who move onwards and upwards is testament to that.  The last five Deputy Heads here have all moved onto Headship and the three Assistant Headteachers who have left our school recently all moved to Deputy Headteacher posts. 

We have fantastic facilities: main hall, small hall, food technology room, library, group rooms, meeting rooms, audiology room, main staffroom, small staffroom, wildlife area, sensory garden, two school fields, raised beds for growing veg, orchard, the list goes on – our building and grounds are second to none. 

We have a Resourced Provision (RP) for Deaf pupils which provides outstanding teaching and learning for Deaf pupils from across the district.  Staff working in the RP are part of the Sensory Service. 

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Helen Bland, PA to the Headteacher at or on 01274 639049.

Closing Date: Monday 16th May 2022 at midday

Interviews: Friday 20th May 2022

Application packs can be obtained by contacting the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.  

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