Assistant headteacher: model job description

Use our model job description to find the best candidates for your assistant headteacher role - it's based on the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, and where relevant, the Headteachers' Standards 2020 and Teachers' Standards.

Last reviewed on 18 November 2020
School types: All · School phases: Primary
Ref: 4541
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  1. Download our model job description and person specification

Download our model job description and person specification

Use our model job description to recruit your next assistant headteacher – it's suitable for both primary and secondary schools.

Adapt it to suit your school’s context, needs and priorities (for example, if you're part of a multi-academy trust, you can add details about how you expect the assistant headteacher to work with other schools in the trust). 

It's based on the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, and where relevant, the Teachers' Standards and the Headteachers' Standards (read our summary of the 2020 Headteachers' Standards here).