Assistant Head Teacher, Portsmouth

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Meon Junior SchoolPortsmouth
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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42,397 - £46,797 (L4-L8)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

£42,397 – £46,797 (Leadership Payscale, L4 – L8)

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective Primary Assistant Headteacher to join in the leadership of the school from September 2018. 

You will have a track record for mentoring teachers towards excellence, along with supporting your leaders.  If you having been thinking about your next step in your career, then it is time to reach your potential as an Assistant Headteacher! 

Meon Junior School is well established with a good reputation and was judged “GOOD” with an “OUTSTANDING” grade for behaviour and safety in our last Ofsted inspection. We welcome applicants who share our passion for high standards.

We offer a successful, inclusive, supportive school environment which values all its pupils and which is committed to professional staff development. 

Your new role:

  • Working alongside experienced and new teams, who will be on hand to support and guide you with resources and planning
  • Class based with dedicated release time
  • Part of a large team in managing, leading and developing the school to attain high standards of pupil progress and achievement for all
  • Provide guidance and support to other members of staff 
  • Lead and develop English across the school to enable consistency and improve outcomes for pupils
  • Encourage positive behaviour and promote the school’s vision 

What you will need to succeed:

  • QTS and recent experience of working within a Primary setting within the leadership team
  • Dedicated to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best
  • Passionate about teaching and learning and improving the life chances of our children
  • Positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills
  • We want to employ practitioners who have Good or Outstanding practice, along with high expectations for yourself and the children
  • Aspiring leader of learning
  • Happy to grasp exciting opportunities and contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our new school

What you will get in return from Meon Junior School:

  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well behaved children who are excited about learning
  • Work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other Portsmouth Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, particularly through the New Horizons Teaching School’s alliance, which also offers a great support network for our staff
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. 

What you need to do now:

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact our office manage to book a no-pressure tour of the school and to meet some of our staff. 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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Address: Shelford Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 8NT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 92732844