Headteacher (0.4 Teaching Commitment) L7 - L13

Castleton CofE Primary School, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WE

24 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    2 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L7 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Can drive school development through motivating others, with exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Can lead by example.
  • Has a love of teaching and is committed to developing each and every child’s learning journey.
  • Has a flexible attitude to the school as a whole and is prepared to adapt to the needs of a small school.
  • Has a developed understanding of SEND.
  • Is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.
  • Shows a willingness to develop and build on the success of our school.
  • Is able to support staff and their development in teaching through strong leadership.
  • Enthusiastically supports flexi-schooling and recognises the benefits for children and their families.

What the school offers its staff

Castleton is a beautiful village at the head of the Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District National Park - easy travelling distance from Sheffield and Buxton. It is popular for its show caves and is overlooked by Mam Tor hill. 

Our school is unusual in that it offers “flexi-schooling”, i.e., children who are home-educated have the option of enrolling and attending school, typically for 3 days each week. We have a higher-than-average number of SEND pupils.

What we can offer:

  • An ethos of positive learning, where everyone, including pupils, staff and visitors feel respected and valued.
  • Happy, responsible and motivated children who are treated as individuals in a family-like atmosphere.
  • Experienced staff with a can-do attitude, who are dedicated to the children and highly skilled in supporting children with additional needs.
  • A commitment to a continuous dialogue with parents. As a small school this is invaluable.

Further details about the role

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Headteacher, Mrs Nancy Lees on 01433 620630. Please also visit our website for further details of our school - Home | Castleton CE Primary School (castletonschool.co.uk)

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to the highest standards of safeguarding in our school to ensure the safety and well-being of all pupils.

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About Castleton CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
21 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Castleton CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Headship.Recruitment@derbyshire.gov.uk.

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