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Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher


Start Date: September 2018

Hours: Full Time (32.5hrs per week)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: L1 - L5 (£39,374 - £43,454)


Are you ready for the most exciting few years of your career? Do you have the drive, inspiration and vision to lead both pupils and teachers in raising standards even further? If so, RAF Benson Community Primary School is the place for you.


RAF Benson Community Primary School is predominantly a one-form entry school situated on the base at RAF Benson. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and innovative Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team. You will play a full leadership role within the school and the position includes 40% teaching in either KS1 or KS2.


You will be responsible for leading, monitoring and evaluating the curriculum to ensure high standards of delivery to further improve pupil outcomes. As part of the role you will lead English or Maths across the school and interpret and analyse relevant data, sharing the outcomes with all stakeholders as required.


The post is a key appointment for the continued strive for excellence of our inspiring school team; our aim is to find the right person to join our school.


Our main criterion for this appointment is an excellent teacher, who loves teaching with an absolute commitment and willingness to continue to learn, reflect and improve.


We are seeking to appoint an inspirational class teacher who also has:


  • Successful experience in a leadership and management role
  • A track record of personal professional development
  • Has very high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour for learning;
  • A passionate belief in the potential of our children and a commitment to excellence
  • The ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent IT and organisational skills
  • The ability to motivate and inspire staff, pupils and parents
  • A willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school
  • A sense of humour
  • A track record as a team player

We can offer:

  • Wonderful, happy children who are well behaved, motivated and enjoy their learning
  • A supportive environment in which to develop your leadership skills and excellent opportunities for continued professional development
  • A warm, welcoming school where everyone is valued
  • A dedicated, caring and enthusiastic team of staff and governors and supportive and dynamic community
  • The chance to be the best you can be!


Visits to the school are always welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact the school on 01491 836460.


Please use the application form below and email to


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 5pm


RAF Benson Community Primary School is committed to safer recruitment practice, and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any employment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).