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Paxcroft Primary School

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Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning)


A bit about us:

We are a friendly and inclusive school situated at the heart of the community here in Trowbridge. We have a skilled team of teaching and pastoral staff who invest in building positive relationships with children and their families.


Working in partnership with parents and carers, we seek to create a positive environment in which to nurture happy, kind and respectful children who are motivated to give their very best in whatever they do. 


We strive for excellence and have the highest expectations and aspirations for all our children.


Our aim is to inspire children to develop inquisitive and imaginative minds and a lifelong positive attitude to learning through a rich and engaging curriculum. The individual talents of every child are recognised and encouraged to flourish.


We also focus on supporting children to develop the life skills of independence and resilience. Ultimately, we aim to develop well-rounded, confident, caring citizens who can play a positive and active role in modern life. This includes children learning the importance of staying safe and keeping healthy, both physically and emotionally.


All about the role:


We are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) as a key member of our school’s Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to raising standards of achievement for all pupils, shaping the future development of the school and leading on priorities related to teaching and learning within the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The main responsibility of this post will be to lead on promoting, developing and securing consistently high quality, inclusive teaching which enables all pupils in our school to achieve their full potential.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Exemplary classroom practice with high expectations for the achievement of all pupils;
  • The ability to lead, motivate and inspire others on all aspects of teaching and learning within the context of creating a broad, innovative and relevant curriculum;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with SLT to lead on all aspects of quality of teaching and learning, curriculum design and subject leadership;
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for securing the best possible outcomes for all our pupils


Hours of work: Full time             

Contract type: Permanent



Find out more and apply:


Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. If you are interested, please contact the school for a visit by telephoning our School Business Manager, Mrs Dawn Lewis on 01225 762244.

Completed applications should be returned to Mrs Lou Rhodes, Headteacher, via email:


Closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022 (noon)

Interview date:  Thursday 26th May 2022

Commencement date: 1st September 2022


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.