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Bassett Green Primary School

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Be Brave, Be Brilliant, Be our Best


Salary range : L18 – L24* £71,729 - £82,258


Be Brave, Be Brilliant, Be Your Best

Our school motto is "Be brave, be brilliant, be your best," which encapsulates our dynamic and ambitious approach to education.  Our current Headteacher has made the ‘brave’ decision to start a new life in the West Country and relocate her family to Cornwall, thus creating this great opportunity for you.


Be brave, make a positive move, apply, and join us for an exciting new challenge.  Take on our good school, with an amazing staff team, supportive governors, a strong school community, backed up with professional support from a high performing community Trust and lead us towards outstanding.


We are an inclusive two-form city primary school in the multicultural and diverse ward of Bassett on the northern edge of Southampton, close to the University of Southampton, with great transport links and easily accessible within the city and from M27 and M3.  Although we are maintained school, we are part of the Aspire Community Trust, meaning we benefit from the close working partnerships across our family of schools, as well as from the local authority. 

We are immensely proud of all that we have achieved in recent years, our rapid school improvement is a testament to the hard work and collaboration of the staff, governors, pupils, parents, and the wider community which has fostered a strong ‘Bassett Green family culture’. 

As our next inspiring leader, you will be dedicated to being your ‘Bassett Best’ to provide the highest quality education and care for our children, staff, and wider community You will need to be passionate and share our school vision:


  • Inspire a passion and thirst for memorable and lifelong learning.
  • Provides our community with the best life chances to thrive and achieve.
  • Gives us the knowledge, skills, and values to succeed.
  • Enables us to make a positive impact within the community and the wider world.
  • Ensure every child is successful at school and beyond.


While the progress and achievements of Bassett Green Primary School are developing, we have high aspirations and we want you to be brilliant, build on the momentum and continue to drive our vision and ensure success for each and every child. You will need to share and demonstrate our school values:


Respect          Challenge       Resilience     Teamwork


To support our diverse community, you will be a highly effective communicator and capable of engaging our children and wider community.  You will have the ability to inspire trust and confidence, with the kindness and love that we have put at the centre of our school shining through. We refer to this as the ‘Bassett Buzz’.


Your proven track record in driving improvement and achieving excellent outcomes in the primary phase will ensure that under your leadership our school continues to improve, and our children thrive and reach their maximum potential.

If this opportunity excites you, come and be your best at Bassett Green.


If you wish to have an informal discussion with the Chair of Governors, please email  In the meantime, do browse our website   and get in touch with the school office on 02380 676262 or the School Business Manager, Amy Ayers, so you can come and experience our lovely school for yourself.


This vacancy will be subject to SCC Safer Recruitment procedures, including an enhanced DBS Check. We will also conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates, in line with our safeguarding checks and the updated guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023’.


Deadline for applications


Candidates should complete the application form and return it via email so that it is received no later than 12pm Wednesday 1st May 2024 to this address:


Please provide a full statement in support of your application, which should not exceed two sides of A4 paper.


Recruitment Selection Days:  Tuesday 7th May 2024 and Wednesday 8th 2024.




Be Brave, Be Brilliant, Be our Best