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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 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

L4 to L8

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting new opportunity at Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School for an outstanding and successful Head of School to take a leading role within the school.

Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School is a thriving village school. The school is an academy, part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership.

Job overview

You’ll have a clear and compelling vision and a strong belief in the importance of education, supporting the Executive Headteacher in active leadership duties. You’ll enable learners to become ambitious, capable and well-rounded through an exciting and creative curriculum


Job requirements

  • Qualified Teacher Status and a proven track record of leadership success and achievement at middle or senior management level
  • Key, up-to-date knowledge of curriculum/assessment requirements and developments across the whole school
  • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills with both staff and students
  • A proven track record of successful engagement with parents and the wider school community
  • Effective provision of teaching, learning and assessment strategies
  • Ability to utilise data to monitor and sustain whole-school attainment and progress

The job comes with a teaching commitment of up to 2 days, in either a Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 class. It would be desirable for the candidate to also take on the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

What the school offers its staff

We have a small, friendly and supportive team committed to providing the very best possible education for all our children. As a school we have a commitment to varied extra-curricular activities and provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are strongly advised; please telephone the school secretary Michelle Hazard or email the school office. Dates and times for visits are below, but please feel free to ask for an alternative if you are unable to attend at these times.

Recruiting Timeline

Job advert live: Friday 15th March

Visits to the school: Thursday 21st March and Monday 25th March at 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Job closing: Monday 15th April

Shortlisting: Tuesday 16th April

Interview date: Wednesday 24th April

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.

Applying for the job

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About Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@farringtongurneyschool.co.uk.

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