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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Job share only
Contract type
£55338 - £65735 FTE

Job summary

 Pupils at Downham C of E Primary School are at the centre of everything we do and they would like their new head to be someone who: 

• has a love of learning and really wants to come and work with us 

• will encourage, support and understand our needs. 

We wish to appoint an exceptional leader who has the energy, vision, ambition and talent to move our school from good to outstanding. We are looking for a head who will instil passion and enthusiasm in everything we do. You will ensure every child's educational journey is enriched and inspiring, and you will have: 

• a clear vision and high aspiration for primary education 

• the personal achievement of each child at heart 

• the ability to develop the strengths of our staff team 

• a strong commitment to maintaining our church distinctiveness. 

Downham offers you: 

• self-motivated and well-behaved children who are keen to learn and proud of their achievements 

• the opportunity for personal development within a supportive network of the Billericay   Community Trust, 7 Spires Partnership and the Diocese 

• an enthusiastic, dedicated leadership team, business and finance manager, staff and governors 

• an exciting opportunity to lead and develop our school to be the best it can be. 

Applying for the role

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
226 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number
01268 710387

About Downham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

 Downham C of E Primary is a small school (NOR 217) at the heart of our village, nurturing and supporting children to be the best they can be. With strong links to St Margaret’s Church, we have created an inclusive, caring Christian community where pupils and staff feel valued, supported and respected. Downham aims for excellence in learning, teaching and personal achievement. 

Arranging a visit to Downham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

 We welcome you to visit our school - to arrange an appointment please contact the school's business manager – Shelley Curran on 01268 710387 or email: admin@downham-ceap.essex.sch.uk 

School location

Church Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1NU

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