20 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership L1 – L6 Dependent on Experience

Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the South Hams Federation as a Head of School at Malborough with South Huish Church of England (VC) Primary School in the Diocese of Exeter.

The Head of School will play a major role under the direction of the Executive Headteacher in leading and inspiring excellence at Malborough with South Huish Church of England (VC) Primary School. You will help lead on formulating the aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved whilst managing staff and resources to achieve this.

The position will consist of 0.6 leadership time and 0.4 teaching time.

If you are innovative, creative, forward thinking, and have a passion for working with staff and communities to ensure children get the education they deserve, this may be the opportunity for you to make a real difference. You will be a learning centred leader with a deep understanding of how children learn with a strategic approach to removing barriers.

You will be based at Malborough with South Huish Church of England (VC) Primary School, however you may be required to work at another school within the Federation and will be required to attend staff meetings and training at other schools within the Federation.

You must have the ambition and energy to provide inspirational leadership. In particular, you should have:

• A belief that all children are capable of great things and that learning should be fun
• A relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching and improving outcomes for children
• A track record of and commitment to closing the gap between the most disadvantaged pupils and others
• An unwavering commitment to inclusion and securing provision which meets the needs of the most vulnerable pupils
• High expectations of everyone within the school community
• Developed robust and accurate systems of self-evaluation which have led to improved outcomes
• Implemented rigorous procedures for the management of performance
• Offered high levels of support and challenge to staff which have led to improved teaching and outcomes for pupils
• Developed a curriculum which inspires children to learn and engages them in all aspects of school life
• Developed positive relationships with parents, carers and the wider community
• A firm commitment to school improvement through a collaborative approach, including work with other schools in the South Hams Federation

In return we can offer you:
• A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful Federation
• Leadership of a good school
• Staff who are welcoming, dedicated and professional
• An excellent and supportive Executive Headteacher
• Good relationships with the school community and children
• Support for your ongoing professional development
• Support and mentoring from your leadership colleagues and senior leadership teams

Applying for the job

For an informal discussion about the post please telephone Mrs Tess Coulthard, Executive Headteacher of the South Hams Federation, on 01548 580551.

Application packs are available by email from Helen Leather at: hleather@southhamsfederation.org.uk.

Please apply by email to hleather@southhamsfederation.org.uk by noon on the closing date of Thursday, 17th February 2022

Interviews will be held on 9 & 10th March 2022

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
83 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

About Malborough with South Huish Church of England Primary School

Malborough with South Huish Church of England (VC) Primary School is a Good Primary School (Ofsted 2017) and a Good Church School (SIAMS 2016). Our children are well behaved, great fun and eager to learn. Our staff are dedicated, talented and child centred. The school truly holds the ethos and values at the heart of all it does, with strong links to the church and a real sense of community.

The South Hams Federation consists of five diverse Devon maintained primary schools of differing sizes that each have their own challenges and the successful candidate will be chosen for their own distinctive talents and experiences.

Arranging a visit to Malborough with South Huish Church of England Primary School

We would welcome visits from interested candidates to see the excellent work which is carried out daily and reveal the welcoming atmosphere created by both children and staff alike. To make an appointment for a school visit please phone the Malborough Church of England (VC) Primary School Office on 01548 561444.

School location

Higher Town, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3RN

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