Head of School

Pyrford Church of England Primary School, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8SP

This job expired on 31 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type




Head of School job summary

The Trustees of The Newark Trust are seeking to appoint to Pyrford C of E Primary School a highly motivated, resilient and ambitious Head of School (HOS), who will report directly to the Trust’s Executive Headteacher (EHT).

As HOS, you will be a highly visible leader and the public face of the school. Pyrford C of E Primary is at a real moment of development, as we seek to expand and grow the Trust. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join us.

The HOS will be responsible for the day to day running of the school, whilst being in the privileged position of gaining exceptional CPD opportunities from the current EHT. If you are an established or aspiring senior leader with outstanding, innovative and forward-thinking leadership qualities we would love to hear from you.

What we can offer you:

• An experienced, outstanding and committed staff
• Flexible working patterns
• An established and supportive board of Governors, responsible for your well-being
• A valuable opportunity to work with an EHT who is a National Leader of Education
• Professional challenge
• A competitive salary
• A learning community with a distinctive Christian ethos, in which every pupil is respected as an individual
• The opportunity to shape and develop this new role.

What we need from you:

• Outstanding leadership and management skills
• Resilience to ever changing demands
• Flexibility
• Attention to detail while retaining the big picture
• The ability to support staff in developing their practice
• Excellent communication skills
• Support for the Christian ethos of the school

Applicants are encouraged and welcomed to visit the school. Please contact Mrs S McAllister info@pyrford.surrey.sch.uk or telephone 01932 342693.

Further information about the school can be found at www.pyrford.surrey.sch.uk

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About Pyrford Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
516 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number

Since its last inspection in 2013, the school has converted to a Single Academy Trust. It subsequently converted to a Multi Academy Trust in 2018. The school gained National Support School Status and was an active member of the Surrey Teaching Schools Network. The current Headteacher is a designated NLE National Leader of Education and supports schools in the locality. The school is exploring partnership working with a geographically local Multi Academy Trust, to ensure that staff have regular, quality CPD. The school is engaging in external school improvement, support and validation. The school actively works with the Maths and English Hubs based in the South East region. Leaders engage with CST as well as local academy partners.

The school established an onsite nursery in 2017, following the opening of the new school building in September 2016. The nursery is integral to the school and has a QTS lead. Both the main school and the nursery are oversubscribed.

There are currently 450 pupils in the main school (one bulge class) and 39 pupils in the nursery. The school is a diverse community, which is represented by 14 ethnic groups; and 23% of pupils have EAL. The school is in the 2nd quartile for pupils with SEND (including EHCP plans) and the 4th quartile for pupils entitled to PP.

Outcomes in the school are usually in the top 20% nationally and greater depth outcomes in maths are significantly above national outcomes year on year. The school has been addressing outcomes and progress in writing, which declined between 2017-2019. Progress in reading and writing at key stage 2 is a focus for the school, but this is still a challenge as internal data tracking shows that writing was heavily impacted during the lockdown period. An action plan has been put into place.

Arranging a visit to Pyrford Church of England Primary School

Please contact Mrs S McAllister, School Business Manager, on the email or telephone number shown to arrange a visit.

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