Job ID no. VR1192

Headlands Primary School


Headlands Primary School is a great school!

Our mission is to :-

 Achieve educational excellence, create opportunities and enrich lives

We are a forward looking, ambitious school seeking the best possible outcomes in all aspects of school life for all. We have an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum and we engage proactively with prestigious organisations, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Gallery to enhance our curriculum offer to children.

The school emphasises wellbeing and pastoral support for all children. We have a thriving inclusion team, ensuring that all children reach their potential. The school promotes the Arts and music in particular is a great strength of the school. We are also a sporting school and in recognition of this, we have achieved Gold Level Sports Mark.

Headlands is an over-subscribed school which enjoys a real socio-economic mix. The school is well equipped with its own trainer swimming pool, two large halls, large fields and purpose- built facilities including a music room and an Emporium!

In addition, the school has a SEND Unit Provision catering for children with significant social and communication difficulties including autism.

Headlands is proud to be part of Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT). Headlands converted to academy status on 1st November 2012, creating the first multi academy trust in the town with Abington Vale Primary, Ecton Brook Primary, Lings Primary, Rectory Farm Primary, Simon De Senlis Primary, Weston Favell Primary School and more recently East Hunsbury, Upton Meadows, Blackthorn and Thorplands Primary Schools.

Headlands Primary School has 446 amazing children on role in the main school plus a nursery. The school is well equipped with its own trainer swimming pool, two large halls, large fields and playground. This is a great opportunity to join a team of highly committed staff who are dedicated to providing the best education in a caring environment.

We are a happy school. All staff support each other to achieve the best for all.

Headlands Primary School is looking to recruit a Level 2 SEN Teaching Assistant to join our established, supportive and friendly team of staff.  We are looking for an individual with experience of working with children with SEN, in particular children with ASD. The role is full time, term time only supporting a child 1:1 working from 8:45am to 3:15pm totalling 30 hours per week.

You need to be passionate about working with children with SEN and have a growth mind-set. The ideal candidate should be educated to GCSE standard in English & Maths and be committed to enabling our children to achieve their full potential. Candidates should have excellent communications skills, be able to use their initiative in dealing with situations effectively, have the ability to work as a team member, be calm and consistent in their approach and be able to relate positively to children, showing patience and a caring attitude.

You will work under the direction of the Inclusion Lead and SENCO and will be a valuable member of the school team. You will support the child in class, work with the child both in small groups and individually, follow SEN programmes and complete working records.

Northampton Primary Academy Trust aims to achieve educational excellence; creating opportunities and enriching lives.  This applies to our fabulous staff as well as our children.

NPAT schools prioritise staff well-being and commit to the NPAT Employee Pledge, informed by recommendations within the DfE Workload Review, which means that we are committed to:

  1. A fair and reasonable workload.
  2. High quality training and professional development opportunities including secondments, leadership support and mentoring.
  3. A Pay and Reward package at least equal to the national agreement for teachers, and the Local Authority pay scale for support staff.
  4. Higher priority placement in the school that you work at for the admission of staff children.

In addition, we offer innovative schools which are committed to the development of sport and the arts through our links to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Microsoft and the Northampton School Sports Association.

The ideal candidate will embody the NPAT values and will:

  • Be passionate about supporting children to achieve their best in everything that they do.
  • Understand the needs of our community that we serve.
  • Be committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.  
  • Establish positive and supportive relationships with children and parents.
  • Develop an understanding of the specific needs of children that you work with.
  • Be patient, calm and resilient with a positive attitude and a sense of humour.

For further information, please download an application pack which can be found attached to this advert. Alternatively contact the school office by phone or email (

A virtual tour is available and encouraged.


“The Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.  The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including the right to work in the UK, a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.”


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