• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    23 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L13 - L18 £56,720 - £64,143

Job summary

East Harptree and Ubley are both small C of E primary schools situated in a rural location within the beautiful Chew Valley area of Bath and North East Somerset.

We are looking for a committed and dynamic school leader to join our successful schools.

The Local Governing Body and the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) seek to appoint a Headteacher who will:
• inspire our pupils and committed staff team;
• retain and develop the character, vision and ethos of both church schools;
• build on the existing collaboration between the schools;
• drive forward the development and embedding of a rich creative curriculum;
• prioritise our ‘recovery curriculum’ following the pandemic;
• manage budget and resources for long-term sustainability;
• be an active member of our Trust’s Headteacher network.

In return our schools can offer you:
• Friendly and inclusive schools, both set in idyllic rural environments in the Chew Valley;
• Committed and dedicated staff, engaged Local Governing Body and supportive parents;
• Well behaved and happy children who have strong enthusiasm for learning;
• The opportunity to be part of strong supportive village communities;
• A high level of CPD and support as part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (our Multi-Academy Trust);
• Full support from the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect everyone to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS Barred List and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will request references prior to interview, once shortlisting has taken place.

• Applications to be received by: Friday 9 April at noon to hr@lsp.org.uk
• Interview dates: 21/22 April or 22/23 April 2021

Applying for the job

To apply download the application form from the attached documents. Once you fill it in, please send it to hr@lsp.org.uk

Alternatively follow the link below to apply through our recruitment site and download the application pack.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
88 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Ubley Church of England Primary School

The two church schools within this collaboration sit at the heart of their communities and play a key role in village life. East Harptree currently has 83 pupils on its roll and Ubley 84 pupils. The schools were both rated as “Good” by OFSTED in 2017 and by SIAMS in 2019. In 2018 the schools became a collaboration before both joining the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) Multi-Academy Trust in 2019.

Arranging a visit to Ubley Church of England Primary School

Our COVID-19 Risk Assessments restrict visits to our schools during the working day but candidates are welcome to visit our sites after school hours to see the environment and pre-application telephone contact with our Trust Chief Executive, Gary Lewis, can be arranged by contacting his assistant Jane Norris on jnorris@lsp.org.uk.

School location

The Street, Bristol, BS40 6PJ

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