Job Description

Salary Range: L9 to L13 including Outer London allowance (£57,488 to £63,077)

Start Date: September 2023

Vaughan Primary School is looking for a new and inspiring individual to become an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team of its school community, to support the journey from its current strong and successful performance through to its next phase of development and growth.  With a stable and supportive Staff team in place and plenty of support from Governors and Parents, our new Assistant Headteacher can look forward to being a key part of shaping our future successes.

West Harrow is well located.  It is easily accessible with great transport links of the Metropolitan Line and bus routes close by and is perfectly located for job seekers from London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Ambitious to grow and thrive

Our goal is to flourish, providing an outstanding and inclusive education for all children and as such, the Headteacher and Governing Body at Vaughan wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative leader who is confident and positive, with dynamic leadership credentials and the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of internal and external partners.

Working closely with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, governors, staff and children you will develop a compelling vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives further development. You will play a key role in building successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.

You will have the ability to drive yourself and others.  You will be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances whilst maintaining high levels of performance.  You will actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.  You will demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and regulation. You will support the Headteacher by ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and standards of the school.

We are looking for:

  • An innovative and dynamic leader with the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • A proven track record of SENCO experience and safeguarding knowledge through appropriate training in a diverse primary school setting
  • An individual who knows what excellence looks like and can ambitiously support us in the next phase of our journey
  • An individual who can articulate the school vision and take the school community with them on the journey
  • Able to use CPD opportunities imaginatively to develop the wider staff team
  • Is good at building rapport with children, parents, staff and governors to create an inclusive and aspirational learning culture for all
  • Able to grow links which will benefit the school
  • Exudes enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude

In return we can offer you:

  • A remuneration package reflecting the calibre of candidate we are looking for
  • Continuing Professional Development to ensure your appointment is successful and rewarding
  • Expertise and additional support if required in specific areas
  • A strong staff body with a growth mind-set who are keen to embrace new ideas
  • Supportive parents and strong partnerships in the local community
  • A committed and active governing body
  • Good local links with the local cluster of schools
  • An outward-facing approach to working

Visits to the school:

If you have any questions about the role please contact School Business Leader Kirsten Beaven by email at We encourage you to visit our dynamic school and we are holding prospective candidate tours on:

  • Thursday 23rd March 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Friday 24th March 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Thursday 20th April 2023 @ 4.30pm
  • Friday 21st April 2023 @ 4.30pm

Potential candidates will be given an overview of the school by Headteacher.  This is an informal opportunity to get to know more about the school and see if it is the right fit for you. Please contact Mrs Kirsten Beaven, School Business Leader on 020 8427 7222 option 4 or email to book your appointment.

If you would like to apply:

Please do so by completing the application form and sending it to

Important dates:

Closing date:               Thursday 11th May 2023 at 12pm

Shortlisting:                 Thursday 11th May 2023 afternoon

Interview dates:          18th May 2023

Vaughan Primary School and Harrow Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2022).

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