This job expired on 9 February 2023

  • Job start date

    5 June 2023

  • Closing date

    9 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

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Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of Blue Coat Primary School are looking to employ to the role of Assistant Headteacher. This will be a permanent and full time role with 0.1 FTE non-contact leadership time, in the first instance.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Displays our core Christian values of respect, responsibility, friendship and creativity
  • Is motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated
  • Is determined that every child and member of staff is supported to be “Future Ready”
  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner
  • Can form positive, effective relationships within our school community, taking an active part in all aspects of school life
  • Has the highest expectations of all children
  • Demonstrates the drive, experience and creativity to build on our current high standards of teaching, through continuous school improvement.
  • Is a positive role model, with the ability to motivate children and staff alike, inspiring all to reach their full potential.
  • Continues to nurture the well-established strong relationships with children, staff, parents, governors and the local community.

A commitment to safeguarding

What the school offers its staff

Blue Coat School leadership structure is in the form of our Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and our Business Manager. Blue Coat has a committed team of teaching and non-teaching staff who work together to provide the best possible education for our children. We currently have 18 class teachers and 15 teaching assistants who are supported by a dedicated team of administrative and support staff.

As a Voluntary Aided school, Blue Coat has very close links with our local church. The children visit St Mary’s Church for a service at least once a term and representatives from the local churches lead acts of worship in school on a weekly basis as well as providing a range of other enrichment experiences.

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is very active, forward-thinking and supportive, organising several major fundraisers over the academic year which contribute towards funding the school’s improvement priorities. Families are extremely supportive of our school and involved in all aspects of school life.

The Governors work closely with the Headteacher and staff in evaluating and improving the education we offer and ensuring that we provide the best possible outcomes for all our pupils. Following consultation with our stakeholders, we have developed an exciting vision for Blue Coat by focusing firmly on the future and how we best prepare our pupils for it. Underpinning this vision are four core Christian Values – all of which are firmly embedded and have significant impact on our whole school community, as recognized within the “Outstanding” SIAMS report

Commitment to safeguarding

Blue Coat CE VA Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. References will be required in support of candidates who are called for interview which must be from your current or last place of work.
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About Blue Coat CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01453 525020

Blue Coat School, founded in 1693, is a popular and successful Voluntary Aided school situated in the town of Wotton-under-Edge. Situated 10 minutes from the M5 and only a short drive from Stroud, Tetbury and Thornbury, our school is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The school site is now 22 years old and is surrounded by the views the area is renowned for. Our admissions number is 45 and we currently have 315 children on roll organised into ten classes comprising of:- • 1 x Reception unit • 3 x Mixed Year 1 & 2 classes • 3 x Mixed Year 3 & 4 classes • 1 x Year 5, 2 x Mixed Year 5 & 6

Arranging a visit to Blue Coat CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@bluecoat.gloucs.sch.uk.

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