This job expired on 4 March 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full time with a part-time teaching element or part-time considered. Part time Full time with a part-time teaching element or part-time considered.

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Scale 6-12

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the energy, enthusiasm and clear vision to ensure the School’s future, building on and extending high standards for all pupils
  • Actively work with others and provide sound financial planning
  • Provide outstanding leadership of our valued team
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have sound time management skills
  • Continue to ensure the School is at the heart of the local community
  • Support, value and develop the Christian ethos of the School
  • Nurture the individuality of every child through the continued development of an ambitious, relevant and creative curriculum, enriched by a variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Lead on the further development of partnership[s] with other Primary Schools and exploring MAT membership
  • Ensure the safety of all stakeholders

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to guide the school through its next stage in development, and secure its status within the community
  • Enthusiastic, well behaved pupils who engage positively with their learning
  • A hard-working and motivated staff and governor team, who care deeply about children’s learning and well-being, alongside very supportive parents
  • The support and commitment of our local church and wider community
  • An environment which provides exciting opportunities to enhance learning
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the children and families in the local community

Further details about the role

Charlton Mackrell School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking Headteacher to build on its current excellent reputation and lead it into the next stage of its development. This small village school has many outstanding features. It is a well maintained beautiful historic building with a Christian foundation in a stunning rural setting. It has the kindest, most hard-working children and staff that are well supported by Governors and parents. The school was rated “Good “at its most recent OFSTED inspection and was recognised for providing a nurturing, safe, happy and inclusive environment where pupils behave well, and yet has an ambitious curriculum that ensures every child reaches their potential. The OFSTED inspector particularly praised the rich and varied opportunities for self-development that the school provides, particularly in the areas of music and sport. The most recent SIAMS inspection rated the school as being “Outstanding.”

The full-time role will involve a small teaching commitment each week. The Governors are open to applications for a part time headship role - please contact the School to discuss this if you are interested.

Commitment to safeguarding

Charlton Mackrell Primary School and Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Recruitment privacy notice available to view at https://charltonmackrellschool.org.uk/policies/

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About Charlton Mackrell CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
84 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

We are a small and well-supported village school comprising four mixed-age classes and where the arts and sport are a vital part of our curriculum. We provide a fun, supportive and kind environment where your well-being and the children’s are equally important.

We offer you:
• the opportunity to work with a friendly, hard-working, supportive, experienced and enthusiastic whole-school team
• a caring and innovative environment
• small class sizes
• enthusiastic, well behaved and hard-working pupils who thrive within our environment

Arranging a visit to Charlton Mackrell CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vicky.carver@cmps.uk.

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