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  • Start date details

    May 2023 but flexible for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    11 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday - Friday

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Starting May 2023

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

NPQML/SL is not necessary, but we are looking for someone who has continued to develop themselves through training or postgraduate studies. You will need to show leadership experience, the ability to manage change and the capacity to communicate a vision, which inspires, grows and challenges the whole school community.

The ideal person will:

  • Have experience of teaching phonics and leading colleagues- preferably Read Write Inc. or have a willingness to learn this scheme quickly
  • Be experienced in teaching in Early Years and/or Key Stage One, understanding the curriculum in depth, including the expectations of the new Early Years curriculum
  • Have experience in leading a team of staff leading to good outcomes and an understanding of how to get the best out of others
  • Be passionate and driven to improve outcomes in early reading
  • Have high expectations of themselves and others
  • Be flexible, proactive and patient
  • Be nurturing in their approach
  • Be able to communicate effectively within a team

Working within our trust will give you additional benefits including eye care and dental care.

Where possible hand over will be built into the start date. We will also invest in training and support during the placement.

If you want to chat informally about the role before application, please call to speak to the head teacher Lorraine Ratcliffe

What the school offers its staff

We would also consider a secondment for the right candidate if you want to develop your leadership skills and return to your current school.

We value our staff team who are creative, flexible and committed to improving the life chances of our children. You will be mainly leadership based with some limited classroom teaching.

Our children are wonderful; they love coming to school and thrive when they build positive relationships with the staff team.

The successful candidate will lead Early years, Key Stage One and Phonics while our assistant head welcomes her new child.

You will be an experienced leader with a proven track record of leading a team and making rapid and sustained school improvement.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Bishop's Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
378 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to The Bishop's Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email harmes@bishops.dneat.org.

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