Assistant headteacher: performance objectives

See our example performance objectives for an assistant headteacher, covering areas such as improving pupil progress, teaching and learning, and pupil behaviour and safety.

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  1. Objectives may be similar to those for a deputy headteacher
  2. Objective 1: progress and achievement
  3. Objective 2: teaching and learning
  4. Objective 3: implementing and reviewing policies
  5. Objective 4: auditing online safety provision
  6. Objective 5: reducing the number of removed pupils
  7. Objective 6: developing pupil voice

Objectives may be similar to those for a deputy headteacher

Take a look at our examples of performance objectives for deputy headteachers in primary and secondary schools

Another of our articles offers general advice on how to write performance objectives that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART). You can adjust the objectives as necessary to reflect the differing levels of responsibility.

Below, find examples of performance objectives for an assistant headteacher that you can tailor to your staff and school setting. Consider the appropriate timeframes for the success criteria and evidence to be collected.

Objective 1: progress and achievement

Example objective

The assistant headteacher will improve the progress made by pupils in [subject area(s)] to be in line with/above national averages, for [insert year group].

For year groups not taking exams, you could specify a percentage achieving specific grades or making age-related expectations.

Read more about tracking pupils' progress in our article.

Cohort achieves grades/makes progress in line with

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