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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 - L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a headteacher who:

  • has a clear strategic vision for the future of the school
  • can continue to build on the successes of a school rated good by Ofsted
  • shares the philosophy, ethos and aspirations of this primary academy
  • sustains high expectations in order to deliver a broad, balanced, inclusive and creative curriculum, enabling every child to achieve their full potential
  • has the ability to engage parents and carers in their child’s education
  • has a passion which places the school at the centre of our community
  • is an outstanding practitioner
  • is committed to working collaboratively within the Trust and the wider community

What the school offers its staff

We are proud to offer you:

  • enthusiastic children who enjoy learning and take enormous pride in their school
  • a team of staff who are passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated
  • a fully supportive and active Trust and local governing body who are committed to your continuing professional development
  • a school with excellent grounds and facilities
  • a Trust and school that places the whole child at the centre of its provision
  • an established and successful collaborative network of support within St. Mary’s Academy Trust

Further details about the role

St. Mary’s Academy Trust, with the Local Governing Body of Darton Primary School, are seeking to appoint a strong and inspirational Headteacher with the vision, skills and determination to continue to develop the school on its successful journey towards academic and pastoral excellence.

St Mary’s Academy Trust is a successful, nine school multi-Academy Trust where children are at the absolute centre of everything we do. We have high standards and expect the best from all our pupils and ourselves. Children have one chance at their education and we aim to give them every opportunity to fulfil their potential, combined with a thirst for learning that continues throughout their future school and life experiences.

If you would like more information regarding the role or visit the school, which is actively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact our Deputy CEO, Tamara Gulliver on 01226 282721.

The closing date for all applications is: Friday 3rd February 2023 at 5.00pm.

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 8th February 2023.

Interviews will take place on Monday 20th February at St. Mary’s Academy Trust, The Tin Hat, 1 Fountain Parade, Barnsley, S75 6FW.

Completed applications should be e-mailed torecruitment@smat.org.ukwith the subject heading of the email being the school’s name and post title.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Darton Primary School, keeping our children safe is of vital importance and is a significant part of school life. For further information about how we keep children safe please visit https://www.dartonprimary.com/ to read our Safeguarding Policy. .
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About Darton Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
300 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Darton Primary School Learn, Play, Enjoy, Discover Darton Primary School is a caring school, committed to the highest possible standards of teaching and learning. We strive to ensure that all children are given every opportunity to enjoy their primary school experience and that they thrive in our happy, stimulating, vibrant community school. We offer a rich and balanced curriculum and staff work hard to ensure that all children receive the support and encouragement they need to reach their full potential. We aim to instil initiative and aspiration for their future; believing it is not about what they can do but how far they can go.

Arranging a visit to Darton Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email t.gulliver@smat.org.uk.

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