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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L6 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are a group of welcoming Church of England primary schools based in South Lincolnshire. We encourage a ‘can do’ attitude, a thirst for life-long learning and a pride in each other’s skills and attributes.

Governors are seeking to appoint a Head of School who is:

An excellent classroom practitioner with a clear vision of educational excellence.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated, and with the potential to be a strong role model for all.

Have a strong commitment to further improve standards through promoting high quality teaching and learning for all children.

Have a proven record of success on the Senior Leadership Team of a primary school

Have a strong knowledge of working with high needs children and supporting staff with managing a range of behaviours.

A current and in-depth knowledge of safeguarding.

Be committed to diversity and inclusion in the context of the School's Christian ethos.

A SEND qualification and experience is desirable, however, the school invites candidates who are willing to undertake training.

What the school offers its staff

A rewarding challenge

This is a role that will stretch your skills as a leader to inspire staff and pupils alike. With the support of a well-developed and cohesive senior leadership team, a federation which works seamlessly together, a committed Governing Body and parent body, you will achieve both a fulfilling career and great success – for our school and our pupils.

Our schools are church schools and we value our links with our families, our local churches and the wider communities in the villages our schools are in. We are proud of our children, they work hard, are a pleasure to teach and are well behaved.

We are lucky to have lovely school grounds. We are well resourced with teaching assistants, who work hard to support our teachers. We are looking for a dynamic Head of School with high expectations to drive our school forward, who is friendly, has good sense of humour and who will work well in our team.

Further details about the role

The post holder will report to the Executive Head teacher. Apart from other colleagues, the main contacts of the job are the Executive Head teacher, Governors, SBM, teaching staff, other support staff, children, parents, governors, LA and outside agencies

Main Purpose of the job

The Head of School will support the Executive Head teacher by:

  • Working within the federation to articulate and promote the vision and values of Swineshead St Mary’s Primary School which take account of the federation’s vision and of the diversity, values and experiences of the school and the communities it serves.
  • Managing the day to day running of Swineshead St Mary’s Primary School and support the Executive Head teacher in leading the school.
  • Motivating and working with others to create a shared culture and a positive climate consistent with the agreed educational vision and values of the School.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. Pre-employment checks are in line with " Keeping Children Safe in Education"

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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About Swineshead St Mary's Church of England Primary School

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

Swineshead St Mary's C of E Primary School is a welcoming school with high aspirations for all children. We have a committed staff team and close links with our families.

Arranging a visit to Swineshead St Mary's Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email emma.woods@suttertonswinesheadfederation.co.uk.

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