Head Teacher

Brightlingsea Primary School and Nursery, Colchester, Essex


Job details

Subject Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £62,426 to £84,976

Job description

The headteacher will be responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school in accordance with applicable legislation, the policies of the governing body (including its annual budget) and the instrument and articles of governance of the school.
The headteacher, working with the governing body, senior leadership team and school staff, will provide overall
strategic leadership for the school.
The headteacher will:
• lead, develop and support the direction, vision, values and priorities of the school
• develop, implement and evaluate the school’s policies, practices and procedures
• lead and manage teaching and learning throughout the school
• ensure accurate school self-evaluation to inform school improvement planning
• have overall responsibility and accountability for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils within the school

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.
• Evidence of continuing professional
• NPQH or alternative suitable academic and
professional qualifications. (Desirable)

Essential skills and experience

Proven leadership and management skills
• A clear vision of continuing and maintaining excellence in primary
• A proven ability to raise educational standards and a commitment to high standards of achievement
• Experience of sharing good practice and coaching teaching staff to maximise the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school
• Understanding of school improvement planning and subsequent budget planning
• Understanding of the strategic role of the Governing Body and ability to work very effectively with Governors
• Ability to maintain and promote working relationships with parents
and the wider school community
• Experience of Performance Management of both teaching and
support staff
• Commitment to the continuing professional development of all staff
• Ability to initiate and manage change sensitively in pursuit of strategic objectives

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 741 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Brightlingsea Primary School and Nursery website (opens in a new window)
Contact email headships@essex.gov.uk

School location

Eastern Road, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0HU