• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 April 2021 at 5:00 pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Early years, KS1, Primary
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
London Fringe Leadership Spine L8 - L13 (currently £51,314 - £57,890)

Job summary

Due to the recent retirement of our Headteacher, the governors, staff and children at Crawley Ridge Infant School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate leader with vision and energy, able to inspire at every level and build on excellent foundations.

This position would suit an experienced and aspiring Senior Leader who is ready to develop their skills further.We believe this is a stimulating and unique opportunity to work within The Alliance Multi-Academy Trust and to continue to develop learning excellence.

The successful candidate will possess the drive and imagination to take the school into the future, working closely with the Trust, Local Academy Board and neighbouring junior school to develop and enhance the skills, expertise and opportunities of a great team of staff.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has a passion for teaching, learning and success.
• Sets aspirational expectations for everyone and supports people to attain them.
• Is able to communicate effectively with the wider school community and relate to others with sensitivity.
• Has a sincere interest in developing the full potential of each child and a real belief in collaborative leadership.
• Leads by example, both with regard to the day to day classroom activities / lessons as well as the strategic development and governance of the school: the successful candidate should have the ability to uphold ambitious educational standards across the school by having a strong strategic overview, and an ability to establish and sustain professional working relationship with those responsible for governance.
• Will inspire the whole school community to nurture our pupils to be kind, confident and successful learners.
• Displays a constant curiosity to improve, continuously looking for ways to better the quality of learning and the learning environment for our children & staff.

This is a very exciting time to join our Trust as we move into the next stage of our development where we can offer a wealth of support with collaborative opportunities to ensure all our schools have capacity to bring the best out of staff and pupils.

A range of activities such as forest school and sports make use of our lovely, wooded grounds and our large shared playing fields during and outside the school day. These activities, as well as extra-curricular French, dance and music are valued by pupils and families. We would strongly encourage candidates to arrange an informal meeting either socially distanced or MS Teams and/or a telephone conversation with the Trust CEO and/or the retiring Head Teacher.

We think our school is very special and the Headteacher is at the heart of it all, providing outstanding leadership to ensure a nurturing, safe, supportive and inspiring school experience for our students.

We look forward to meeting you.

Applying for the job

Please complete the Headteacher Application Form included as part of the advert and submit with the following supporting documents:

• Fully respond to each of the Person Specification requirements for this role and include evidence of impact.

• Provide a Personal Statement (no longer than one A4 page) summarising the reasons why you would like to be our next Headteacher, with reference to the specific skills and attributes
that you would bring to the role.

Send your application via email to hr@tamat.org.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
174 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 7
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Crawley Ridge Infant School

Our children tell us that they love coming here and that learning is fun!

We hope you enjoy seeing a little of the life of our school through our website.

We have a team of highly skilled and professional staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible learning opportunities; they have a shared sense of belief and purpose and a commitment to seeing that every child exceeds expectations. We believe learning is an exciting journey.

We work to establish the positive attitudes that will enable our children to become successful life-long learners. We know that effort and motivation is key, and our rich curriculum engages the children’s imagination. I am sure you will see the children’s eagerness in many of the photographs!

We aim to develop a deep respect for others and an awareness that each individual is unique and important. We want everyone to feel confident of their value. Children leave our school as enthusiastic learners with a sense of worth, firmly established values and highly developed skills, ready to take the opportunities that the next stage of education will offer

Vision and Values We believe…. that every child is unique, with unique gifts and abilities. Our role is not merely to promote the individual learning of the child but also to draw out all his/her unique gifts and to see that each child is valued for his or her particular contribution. At the very heart of what we believe as a school is a commitment to the development of the whole child, which includes emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, moral, physical, social and spiritual qualities and sees every child developing in their own unique way at their own pace.

We intend… that every child that comes to Crawley Ridge Infant School should have the very best possible start to the formal educational process, and we seek to give them everything needed to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes which will equip them for the whole of their journey through a lifetime of learning. Great emphasis is placed on learning. There are happy schools and there are hard- working schools, but we believe absolutely that we can be both a happy and a hard- working school – a place where the whole child is developed socially and intellectually, whilst being empowered to achieve the highest possible results and standards.

We want… this school to be a place where dreams can become a reality, where no ceilings are placed on what can be expected of anyone and where every member of the school community, of every age, is encouraged to see the sky as the limit. We want every child who comes here to be happy, inspired, enthused and challenged. We want our school to be a place with a buzz, where there is energy and a spirit of curiosity, a place where people are able to make mistakes and take risks; where every individual is equally valued as a person in his or her own right, and where each learns to value and respect others for who they are as members of this community.

‘Others First’ is an important motto for our school, which every child learns to appreciate.

We aim… that as one team – staff, pupils, parents, governors alike – we will work hard with happy, cheerful, enthusiastic determination to succeed and achieve the stated aim of the school which is: To release and develop the full intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential of every individual child at the start of a journey that they will continue for the rest of their lives, seeing that each child achieves the maximum that he or she is capable of as a unique person. Ordinary people achieving extraordinary things together.

Arranging a visit to Crawley Ridge Infant School

Visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs Gina Buxton on 07588 174788 or hr@tamat.org.uk

School location

Crawley Ridge, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2AJ

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