Canning Street Primary School, Wellfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8PA

Assistant Headteacher

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£52,723 - £58,135

Canning Street Primary School

Wellfield Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 8PA.

Required for Summer term 2022

Governors of this popular and diverse inner- city school are seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced candidate.

Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we are looking for an Assistant Headteacher for Summer term 2022 (preferred date or as soon after). The role will involve leading on vital areas in school, as well as supporting and empowering staff to ensure genuine improvements in our children’s outcomes.

We are a larger than average 2 form entry Primary school in the West End of Newcastle. We currently have approximately 470 children on roll, the vast majority of whom speak English as an additional language.

We serve an extremely diverse community and are very proud of our inclusive, supportive culture.

Excellent teaching and learning is at the centre of everything we do, and our highly skilled staff are always looking for ways to improve their practice.

Our children are taught in small focused teaching groups to ensure every child really does get precisely what they need to progress. In 2018, we were placed in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress. Our staff are happy, motivated and always willing to go the extra mile. Our Senior Leaders play a vital role in school; leading their own areas of responsibility by example whilst supporting and developing staff to become excellent leaders in their own right.

We are looking for someone who:

- Is a skilled and experienced primary practitioner.

- Shares our ethos of perseverance, kindness and inclusion.

- Is interested in working in a lively, multi-cultural setting.

- Is comfortable working both in collaboration and independently.

- Is organised with excellent communication skills.

- Takes pride in keeping up to date with current educational research.

- Can lead others by positivity, high standards and excellent interpersonal skills

- Has a solutions-driven approach to every day problems, and can think creatively.

In return we can offer you:

- Delightful, well-behaved children who thrive on challenge.

- A pleasant, modern work environment.

- Fantastic, supportive colleagues who take pride in sharing excellent practice across school.

- Talented subject leaders to offer support and ideas.

- Opportunities for high quality CPD.

- A management team who prioritise highly staff wellbeing and work/life balance.

All applicants must hold the appropriate teaching qualifications.

Canning Street Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment of the successful applicant will depend upon receipt of an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a range of other recruitment checks.

If you feel you would be an asset to the Canning Street Leadership Team, please complete and return an application form. We are also happy to carry out (Covid-safe) tours of the school and would encourage you to visit before you apply. Please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time. We look forward to hearing from you

Application forms and further information are available on our website: or can be requested by emailing the school at

Completed applications may be sent by email to:

(forms will require a handwritten signature if shortlisted)

or in hard copy to:

Mrs K Herron


Canning Street Primary School

Wellfield Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Closing Date for Applications: 4th February 2022 at 3:30pm.

Shortlisting: 9th February 2022

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Observations and Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th February 2022.

If you do not hear from us you may assume that your application has not been successful.


Closing date:

4 February 2022

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