52 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    13 September 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours / week

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership point 13 to 19 (£63,430 - £73,509)

What skills and experience we're looking for

On behalf of the current and future children of Woodford Valley Academy, Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and determined Head Teacher. The successful candidate will be able to inspire all within our community to achieve our vision and goals, taking the school into a new and exciting future. Applicants should have successful senior leadership experience which may be at Deputy Head Teacher level or above. Woodford Valley Academy is a Christian Church School and there is an expectation that our new Head Teacher will model outstanding Christian and ethical leadership. The roles and responsibilities will be based on the National Standards for Head Teachers. As the school has academy status, these will embrace the full range of duties and statutory responsibilities associated with leading a Trust. We understand that the successful candidate may need support initially with some of these responsibilities. In addition the Governing Board has already explored the benefits of joining a MAT in order to achieve the vision for the school and widen its partnerships with other schools. Our new Head Teacher will have the expertise, skills and drive to lead us on this journey into the future.

What the school offers its staff

You will have the opportunity of working with children with positive attitudes and eagerness to learn, with staff who are friendly, committed and hard-working and with a governing body which will work with you in our shared quest to do the very best for our school community.

You will enjoy coming to the beautiful Woodford Valley every day and working with a community which cares about its children and their futures.

You will have the opportunity to restore Woodford Valley Academy to the highest levels of achievement and success, aiming for excellence in all areas.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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 admin@woodfordvalley.wilts.sch.uk

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About Woodford Valley Church of England Aided School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
200 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01722 782361

Woodford Valley Primary is a Single Academy Trust serving the beautiful Woodford Valley between Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire. The school is very popular and is usually fully subscribed. We are proud of our strong academic achievements but also of our Christian ethos and values. We believe that children should feel happy and supported in their education, but also that they are excited about their learning and are inspired and challenged academically, creatively, personally, physically and spiritually. We aim to prepare them for the next stages of learning and help them develop the personal qualities, attitudes and aspirations necessary for them to make a success of their lives.

Arranging a visit to Woodford Valley Church of England Aided School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@woodfordvalley.wilts.sch.uk.

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