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Assistant Head Teacher / Phase Leader
  • Employer: London Borough of Bexley
  • Reference: ECS0000519
  • Published: Thu 03/10/2019, 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/10/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,529 – £41,796 per annum plus Essential Car User Allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Bexleyheath, Bexley

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Assistant Head Teacher / Phase Leader

Assistant Head Teacher / Phase Leader (2 Posts) *

Virtual School for Looked After Children & Young People Leaving Care

*Early Years & Primary or Secondary & Post 16


Management Grouping: Children’s Services

Team: Virtual School & Participation Team

Location: Bexleyheath

Salary: £35,529 – £41,796 per annum plus Essential Car User Allowance

Contract: Permanent / full time 36 hours per week  

Closing Date: 20th October 2019   

Interview Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Job Reference: ECS0000519


The Role:

We are seeking enthusiastic and experienced professionals for the role of Assistant Head Teacher/Phase Leader* to deliver outstanding educational support for Bexley Looked After Children and Young People Leaving Care within the Virtual School.  These are unique roles, with responsibility for leading and coordinating the statutory Personal Education Plan process within an agreed education phase range and provide wider support to promote the achievement of looked after children and young people leaving care across the wider professional network, including social workers, schools and foster carers. 

The Assistant Head Teacher/Phase Leader* will be passionate about securing effective support and will have line management responsibilities for at least 2 officers working within their designated area.  The candidates will be required to oversee the implementation of strategic service priorities in their area, and to deliver and report on agreed projects to senior leaders and the Corporate Parenting Board within timescales. 

The successful candidates will be knowledgeable about the educational needs of looked after children, and skilled in identifying appropriate routes to assessment and support.  This post is instrumental in helping the local authority deliver an excellent service for looked after children and young people leaving care and the candidates will be able to confidently talk to children and young people about our aspirations for them and to professionals, partners and stakeholders about the high expectations we set for ourselves and others in order to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in our care. 

*We welcome and value applications from education professionals from a range of backgrounds with appropriate training or qualifications to meet the requirements of the ‘Phase Leader’ role.  Please note, the job title Assistant Head ‘Teacher’ is only applicable to candidates who hold Qualified Teacher Status.  

The post is available for an immediate start subject to checks; appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

What we offer:

  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • Bexley has a flexible and generous package to support you moving to work in Bexley.  We will pay up to £8k which you can use as you wish, e.g. to pay a deposit or mortgage, to meet housing costs, fees and other expenses.
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Performance related pay with the opportunity to earn a 5% bonus each year
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

View more about our employment deal here.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated professionals?

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 20th October 2019
  • Please visit our website to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019


Would you like more information?

Would you like more information about the role or have any questions?  You can contact Rosemarie Zaubzer, Virtual School Head to discuss your interest further on 0203 045 4141 or


This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.