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  • Full Time
  • Bedford, UK
  • £55k - 65k per year £ / annum


Assistant Head Teacher – Bedford

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: £55,000 – £65,000

Job Description

Bedford school is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Assistant Head Teacher to join the leadership team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the school, driving academic excellence, and fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment. This is an exceptional opportunity for an educational leader who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head Teacher in the overall management and leadership of the school.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan.
  • Lead on key areas such as curriculum development, teaching and learning, and student achievement.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning, providing guidance and support to staff to ensure high standards.
  • Foster a positive school culture that promotes inclusivity, respect, and high expectations for all students.
  • Oversee pastoral care and ensure the well-being of all students.
  • Engage with parents, carers, and the wider community to build strong relationships and promote the school’s vision and values.
  • Assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the Head Teacher.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent certification.
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, with a proven track record of leadership and management within a school setting.
  • Strong understanding of current educational policies and best practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and support staff and students.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and school improvement.


  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation.
  • Familiarity with data-driven school improvement strategies.
  • Strong background in pastoral care and student well-being.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Access to excellent school facilities and resources.

Benefits of working with Choice Teachers

  • 17 years’ experience as the leading Education Recruitment agency working with a variety of primary and secondary schools.
  • Competitive pay rates with different payment options, including a ‘Guaranteed Payment Option’.
  • Flexible to suit your schedule and needs.
  • Opportunity to be offered permanent roles before advertised due to long lasting relationships with schools.
  • Dedicated support from our consultants

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter detailing their leadership philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least two references to Kiran at

If you have any questions you can also contact Kiran on 01462 530230.

Equal Opportunities – Choice Teachers is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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