15 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

You are an enthusiastic and adaptable leader who:

  • Has regard and respect for the experiences, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to school and use this as a foundation for improving standards;
  • Values the achievements of all children and provides opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self image;
  • Provides a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;
  • Offers all children equal access to the curriculum and all aspects of school life; where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;
  • Encourages children to become good citizens holding British values, by developing caring attitudes, tolerance and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their community.

What the school offers its staff

  • Happy children who are eager to learn;
  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed teaching and support staff;
  • A commitment to continued professional development;
  • A supportive Academy Trust and active Local Governing Body;
  • A happy learning environment with the chance to apply your ideas and skills to a school that is thriving and ready for you to take charge.

Further details about the role

The Governors of Woodthorpe Church of England (VC) Primary School are looking to appoint an inspirational, forward-thinking Head of School to support the Executive Headteacher to lead our welcoming school.

Woodthorpe Church of England (VC) Primary School is a small and friendly school situated in Woodthorpe, Chesterfield. We are a proud member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (www.ddat.org.uk). The school enjoys a positive relationship with a team of professionals providing effective support in school improvement and operations.

We are committed to ensuring that children's first years in formal education are happy, fulfilled and memorable. We aim to create a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which all children can fulfil their maximum potential.

Are you already a serving Assistant Head, Deputy Head or Senior Teacher and eager for a new and stimulating challenge? You will be excited about operating in an environment where your ideas and enthusiasm can be directed to help develop Woodthorpe Church of England (VC) Primary School and a vibrant and growing Multi-Academy Trust.

Applications should be made using the DDAT application forms only, available at https://ddat.org.uk/vacancies/, and submitted to HR@ddat.org.uk by the closing date.

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion please email hr@ddat.org.uk.

If you are also interested in being considered for the Head of School position at St. Giles Church of England Primary School (Killamarsh) currently advertised within DDAT, please state this on your application form.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th April

Interview dates: 7th and 8th May 2024

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, completion of a probationary period, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

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

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@ddat.org.uk

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About Woodthorpe CofE Primary School

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

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