We are excited to announce this fantastic opportunity for
an inspirational Leader to join us at Polden Bower School. This role is
permanent and is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership career
within our partnership of schools. Polden Bower School has grown over the last few years and now has 222 children and young people on roll. There are 2 sites, the Albert Street Campus is where our youngest children Reception to Year 2 are based , moving to Bower Lane Campus from Year 3 to Year 14.
Head of School role is a non-teaching role, there will be a priority focus on
teaching and learning, safeguarding, parental engagement and curriculum design.
are seeking an experienced leader who has a proven track record of effective
leadership and who :
effective leadership of a large team
- Is effective in strategic and
operational planning, that includes self-evaluation, school improvement
- Demonstrates a shared vision with
the Polden Bower & Avalon Federation, which inspires and motivates
children and young people, staff and all members of our school
- Has Qualified Teacher Status
(QTS) and relevant leadership qualifications are highly desirable
- Exceptional communication,
organisational and managerial skills are essential
- Provide day-to-day leadership and
management of the school,which includes both sites (Bower Lane Campus and
Albert Street Campus)
- Develop and implement effective
educational policies and practices tailored to the needs of our children
and young people
- Lead, motivate, inspire and
support a team of dedicated staff, fostering a nurturing, collaborative
and cohesive work environment
- Engage with parents, the local
community and external stakeholders to build positive relationships and
support the schools aims
- A competitive salary
- The opportunity for training and
- Networking and collaboration
alongside an experienced and skilled Executive Leadership and Central Team
- An exciting opportunity to be a
Head of School where you can really make a difference to young people’s
- Continuing leadership development
Bower School was formed in 2021 after the amalgamation of Elmwood & Penrose
Federation. The Executive Headteacher has the strategic oversight and provides
executive leadership for Avalon School who joined Polden Bower School in
September 2021 in a Hard Federation. The school is also in a formal partnership
with The Bridge School, a Pupil Referral Unit in Bridgwater.
Bower and Avalon Federation share the same Governance Board which is chaired by
a very experienced Governor and Chair – David Purcell. David has been very
supportive of the growing partnership and the work of the schools.
partnership of schools provides professional development opportunities for all
staff. The central business of the schools is managed by a core Central Team
who work across the schools which includes finance, HR and premises.
Polden Bower School is
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical
clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory
Following the acceptance
of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the
latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines.
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and welcomed, please contact Miss Jo Stamford to arrange a visit and
for more information.
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