Isle of Wight Council

The Bay CE School (Primary Site)

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Assistant Headteacher (Primary)

Sandown, Isle of Wight

Leadership scale 3-7 (£44,331 - £49,019)

Vacancy Reference: ASHT0915

Closing Date: 07/10/2022

Hours: 37 per week
Contract: To commence January 2023

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic and creative leader and teacher to join our school as Assistant Headteacher from January 2023.

The post will be based on our primary site.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher, who has the highest expectations and standards of themselves and others; someone who has the ability to inspire and engage children, and work with staff in the continuous drive for improvement.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who is:

·       passionate about learning

·       has a thorough understanding of assessment, standards and progress data

·       committed to improving standards

·       has high expectations of the children and themselves

·       will respect and promote our school’s Christian values

·       trustworthy, honest and open yet with a good sense of humour


Visits to the school are welcome. For more information or to download an application pack please visit our website  or contact


The Cornerstone Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS clearance. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

 The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing date: Friday 7th October 2022 at 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2022