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Salary Range         Headteacher Scale, Group 4, L18-24 (£60,153–£70,370)

Position                Permanent, full-time

Start                    September 2019 or January 2020

Closing date         12 noon, 24th April 2019

Shortlisting by      29th April 2019

Interviews            21st and 22nd May 2019


Do you have the inspiration and vision to lead a large primary school to improve its educational profile? The Governors of Bassett Green Primary School are seeking a Headteacher with the drive and primary educational background to fulfil our school improvement ambitions. We are a Foundation School and part of the thriving Aspire Community Trust[1], maintained by the Southampton Local Authority, with our own Headteacher and autonomous Governing Body.


At Bassett Green Primary School we provide a challenging environment to encourage children to achieve their very best. We want every child to have the opportunities, support and encouragement needed to develop their academic, social, creative and physical abilities to the full.  Would you like to be part of this vision and work with other dedicated staff to take the school from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ and beyond and to build on the rapid progress made under the leadership of the current Headteacher? A collaborative approach and a strong commitment to continuous improvement are essential together with a willingness to work with leaders of our partner schools in the Trust.


For full information please see the full recruitment pack below:

Clerk to Governing Body


  • Part-time Permanent Post
  • Hours are variable (approximately 150 hours p.a.)
  • Remuneration negotiable in line with Local Authority grade points
  • Payable by the hour on Time Sheets


We are seeking a Clerk to commence as soon as possible to provide confidential administrative support to our Governing Body. It is an interesting role sitting at the heart of the Governing Body and you can really add value to our smooth running and effectiveness and our shared commitment to provide the best for our children and families.

You will be answerable to the governing body and work closely with the Chair and Headteacher. The duties and skills needed are outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification
There are no prescribed hours for this role, but the Chair of Governors will work with the Clerk to agree priorities and objectives and how they can be best achieved.
Evening work is required in attending Board meetings which are normally held eight times per year on Tuesdays 17:00-19:30.

If you …
• enjoy working collaboratively and supportively as part of a team
• are self-motivated, able to organize your time effectively and meet deadlines
• have good listening, oral, literacy and IT skills
• have good administrative skills in minute taking, record keeping and information management
• have an interest in education and supporting the governing body in their role
…we would love you to apply.

If you wish to apply, please contact the Maureen Smith, Chair of Governors at with a copy of your CV and contact details of two
references or to request further information.

This vacancy will be subject to SCC Safer Recruitment procedures, including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Friday, 1 March 2019 (but this may be extended)

Volunteer Vacancies

We are always keen to welcome volunteers to our school to support our children in their learning.   Volunteer opportunities can be flexible to fit around your work, study or family commitments, and you can make a commitment to help for a certain number of days, weeks or terms.


Current Vacancies - Reading Volunteers


We are currently recruiting volunteers to support with reading in school. Reading volunteers will be working 1:1 with children to listen to children read, support with phonics skills, and check reading comprehension. Volunteers will work under the direction of the class teacher.  The minimum commitment for this volunteer role will be one hour each week.  Please complete the Volunteering Form below to find out more.


Current Vacancies - Work Experience Placement


We support work experience placements for KS4/5 students, as well as those looking to apply for teacher training.  Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications at peak times, and may not be able to accommodate all requests. If you would like to apply for a work experience placement, please complete the Volunteering and Work Experience From below.

Volunteering and Work Experience Application Form


If you are interested in volunteering at Bassett Green Primary School, please complete the form below and send it to Helen Brown either via the school office, or at