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Assistant Headteacher

Education - School

School Leadership Teaching

Highfield St Matthew's CE Primary

Please note the employer for this position is the Liverpool Diocesan School Trust - Highfield St Matthews CE Primary, not Wigan Council

Highfield St. Matthew’s C.E. Primary School

Billinge Road





Leadership Pay Spine, L4-L8


Full time Assistant Headteacher


The Governors of Highfield St Matthew’s CE Primary School are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to further strengthen the Leadership Team. As Assistant Headteacher with overall responsibility for Early Years Lead you be responsible for improving the quality of teaching and learning within the phase, improving provision and outcomes for all children through the delivery of a highly effective and engaging curriculum.


You will:

  • Lead the EYFS which consists of a 60 place Reception and a 60 FTE place Nursery and the staff team.
  • Have a teaching commitment in the EYFS of 0.8 (equivalent to 4 days in class)
  • Develop and deliver a highly effective and engaging curriculum
  • Ensure assessment in the EYFS is accurate and informs provisions leading to raising standards and progress
  • Lead on SEND and Pupil Premium within the EYFS, liaising with external professions
  • Develop parental engagement across the whole school

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to embody our school mission to create a school where every child achieves his/her potential and leaves equipped to succeed in life
  • An enthusiastic and experienced classroom teacher with the ability to raise achievement for all pupils form their starting points (EYFS baseline)
  • An experienced middle leader/TLR who is keen to develop their leadership skills further 
  • Able to effectively research and lead a team through nationwide changes to the EYFS curriculum
  • Able to work with a team and improve the quality of teaching of their peers
  • Able to be accountable for and manage a budget
  • Passionate for inclusion and supporting pupils with SEND and disadvantaged pupils

We can offer: 

  • An exciting and new opportunity to work as part of a developing leadership team
  • A commitment to promoting staff’s emotional and physical well-being and healthy work-life balance
  • A caring and supporting whole school community in a fully inclusive setting
  • A creative working environment, open to innovation
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development

Visits to the school are encouraged and they can be arranged by contacting Mrs Diane Wynne, School Business Manager at the School Office on 01942 747818 (ext 2), or via email at Visits are available on Tuesday 26 March at 4:00pm or Monday 1 April at 9:30am.


To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. No other method of application will be accepted.


To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

Job Description / Person Specification
DBS Applicant Information
Additional Information
Guidance for Safer Working Practices


If you require any further information, please contact the school on 01942 747818, email or visit  


Interview date: Thursday 23 May 2019


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working hours

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application deadline

12 00 pm

23rd Apr 2019

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