• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 April 2021 at 11:59 am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Group 2 ISR L11-17

Job summary

The Governing Body of Copthorne Church of England (CE) Junior School are looking for an ambitious and visionary leader who will influence and drive the future development of education in the school following the retirement of the current headteacher.

Applying for the job

If you believe that you are the inspirational leader that can take us forward on the next stage in our journey, please complete the application form and letter of application.

In your letter of application, please address the person specification and provide evidence showing the impact of your actions. Describe current or recent experience making reference, where appropriate, to the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2020) and the person specification detailed in this pack.

In particular describe:
· Your qualities and knowledge.
· Your approach to managing pupils and staff.
· Your experience of developing systems and process.
· How you would develop a Self-Improving School System.
· Your vision for the Christian character of the school.

Your letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 paper (minimum font size 10).

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England
Education phase
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Copthorne CofE Junior School

Copthorne CE Junior School lies at the heart of the village of Copthorne. We believe partnership between the school, parents, church, and the local community makes our children's school experience rewarding and successful. We serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of our Christian beliefs and practices. We believe our Christian values can be both the driver and the vehicle for school improvement. Inspired by these values we aim to provide an exciting, fun and stimulating environment, where all children feel happy, safe, and motivated to achieve greater things.

Are you engaging, approachable and keen to involve all staff, parents and pupils in achieving the best for the school? Do you have proven leadership skills, determination to succeed, the ability to manage change and get the best from a team? Do you have a passion to provide children with the best possible education regardless of their starting point? If so, come to visit us and make an application.

Copthorne Church of England Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

Further information about this vacancy, including the Job Description and Person Specification, are contained in the application pack.

Arranging a visit to Copthorne CofE Junior School

To arrange a pre-application visit to the school please contact:

Mr Steve Mew (Business Manager)
Tel: 01342 712372

Email: businessmanager@copthornejunior.co.uk

School location

Church Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3RD

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