Berry Hill Primary School, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7AT

This job expired on 24 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Scale - Group 2 ISR L11-L18 (£54,091 - £63,508)

Headteacher job summary

Berry Hill Primary School is located in the village of Berry Hill, in the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, and on
the edge of the Wye Valley, both renowned for their stunning scenery and tourist attractions. The extended
village also contains an Under5’s group and a Comprehensive School, both of which we have close ties with.
The village has a very strong community spirit with local shops, pubs, a rugby club and social clubs, 2 golf clubs
within 2 miles, as well as easy access to the outdoor activities and attractions of the Forest of Dean and Wye
Valley. There are currently extensive new housing estates being developed in and around Berry Hill and there
are also exciting plans to redevelop a local site, where work is already underway, to create a new Council
owned destination leisure facility. This will add to existing local facilities to further enhance the health and
well-being of Forest residents and to increase the numbers of visitors coming to the area. Annual events in the
area include food, music, transport, and arts and crafts festivals.
Berry Hill is close to the historic Market town of Coleford, approximately 6 miles from Monmouth, and 9 miles
from Ross-on-Wye. It also has easy access to Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham via the M50, M4, and M5.

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About Berry Hill Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
184 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01594 832262

Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens

At Berry Hill Primary School we are passionate about our children and we strive to ensure that we are a vital and vibrant part of our community; we value the importance of working with each other, our parents, and the wider community.

We strive for all pupils to aspire to high academic achievement. We offer a high-quality provision supported by a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities to ensure skills and knowledge learned are life-long. Inclusion, diversity and respect are integral to our pupil’s personal development, equipping them with a strong sense of self-belief and confidence. A focus on Wellbeing is integral to our provision for children, families and staff.

We believe that an excellent Early Years provides the foundation for lifelong achievement, and to support this we have recently opened our teacher-led ‘Acorns’ pre-school.

The recent Schools’ White Paper provides the education system with exciting opportunities and challenges. The governors seek a new leader who understands how the national context can be successfully translated into our school community and locality; someone who will be a school, community and system leader.

We can offer:
• Enthusiastic, polite children who genuinely love learning
• A dedicated, experienced school team who are eager to grow and develop new skills, working collaboratively with their headteacher
• A dedicated Friends Association that contributes actively to the school community
• A strongly committed Governing Board who will support you and ensure you further your own career and professional development

We are looking for an exceptional leader who can demonstrate:
• A clear strategic vision, built on experience of school leadership and an understanding of evidence-based pedagogy and the national context
• A passion for primary education, including Early Years, with the skills and knowledge to grow our new pre-school provision
• An understanding of the importance of and what is needed to ensure an environment that supports and develops the whole child holistically
• A desire to continually improve, seeking out and creating best practice, to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning to achieve the best academic outcomes for pupils
• The ability to build the confidence and trust of the whole community
• A clear understanding of how to be a school, community, and system leader

If you have the vision and enthusiasm to inspire the staff, pupils, parents and wider community, alongside excellent leadership and interpersonal skills then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Arranging a visit to Berry Hill Primary School

We warmly welcome and would recommend that potential candidates visit the school. Please contact the school directly and speak with the Headteacher Mrs Sally Hunt on 01594 832262.

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