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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    25 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you kind and caring? Are you warm and approachable ?

Will you create a happy and enjoyable learning environment ?

Do you have high expectations of yourself and othersand strive for improvement ?

This is the job for you ….

Bitterne CE Primary School is a flourishing two form entry Southampton City Council School.

Located within the heart of Bitterne Village since 1856, we are a very popular choice for prospective parents.

The Governing Body is seeking an inspirational leader who is committed to supporting the well-being of the whole school community and will maintain the Christian ethos which is embedded within our school. We are currently rated good by OFSTED and outstanding by SIAMS.

The children are at the heart of all we do, underpinned by our values of Love, Trust and Forgiveness.

Our ideal leader would be:

  • a visionary addition to our strong and effective team to guide us through the next stage of our development;
  • a strategic thinker, who enjoys working with others to shape and deliver a broad, balanced, innovative, inclusive and creative curriculum where all children can experience a positive and enriching school journey;
  • committed to meeting the needs of each and every one of our children emotionally, socially and academically;
  • able to continue the development of our inclusive environment, having the belief that all children can achieve and aspire to be the best they can be;
  • compassionate with a drive and commitment to build on our successes and high standards and to steer the school forward;
  • dynamic and strategic with a clear vision;
  • our designated safeguarding lead who ensures that children are happy, safe and learning well;
  • a team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, who ensures inclusion and support.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • friendly children who are eager to learn;
  • a well maintained securely ‘good’ school;
  • an experienced and committed senior leadership team;
  • a strong and innovative middle leadership;
  • loyal and incredibly motivated teachers and support staff, who always put the children first;
  • an experienced and committed governing body who will offer you both challenge and support;
  • supportive and invested parental body;
  • close support partnership with our Church and Diocese;
  • early headship coaching support, if required;
  • continued professional development;
  • commitment to supporting your wellbeing, including the consideration of flexible working arrangements and the ability to work from home when necessary.

We encourage you to come and visit our school before you apply.

Further details about the role

Please email Amanda Humby, Chair of Governorsahumby@bitterneceprimary.net to arrange a time to visit thee school.

The school’s website holds more information about school life and activity: www.bitterneceprimary.net

Completed applications should be emailed to info@bitterneceprimary.net by the closing date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bitterne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide references.
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About Bitterne CE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
414 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Two form entry primary school.

Arranging a visit to Bitterne CE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ahumby@bitterneceprimary.net.

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