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  • Job start date

    6 January 2025

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L7-L13 or commensurate with combined school scale & experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Headteacher/Executive Headteacher

Long Clawson Church of England Primary School

Salary Range: L7-L13 for Headteacher

or for Executive Headteacher commensurate with combined school scale

and experience

Start date: January 2025

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart” Colossians 3.23

Does this describe you? If so, the Governors at Long Clawson CofE Primary School want to meet you.

Our headteacher of the last 7 years is retiring at Christmas and we are looking for a new leader for our controlled Church of England Primary School to maintain and continuously improve all aspects of the outcomes for our pupils. We are looking for a visionary, outgoing leader who will guide our school through the next stage of our journey and are open to applications for the role as Headteacher or as Executive Headteacher, linking with a current Headteacher’s school.

We are a small, flourishing village school established in 1849 in Long Clawson in the Vale of Belvoir. There is expansion potential for the school as new housing developments are completed. The staff are committed to working with our children and their families to enable them to love life and learning. We are fortunate to have two outdoor play areas and our own dedicated hall which was purchased by the John Garton’s Charity (the school foundation trust) for the sole use of the school.

We are proud of the creative and challenging curriculum at our school, as well as participation in sporting events across the county and full inclusion in school performances for all ages. We have strong links with our parish church and demonstrate our Christian ethos and values by leading inclusive Collective worship in the school and at St Remigius’s Church, welcoming those of all faiths and none.

Our whole school team work very hard to make our school a vibrant, safe and caring place in which every person matters.

For more information about our school, visit our website www.longclawson.leics.sch.uk

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader who will:

  • Provide highly effective and motivational leadership to staff and pupils maintaining warm, affirming and positive relationships.
  • Have experience of developing and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, leading to high-quality teaching.
  • Motivate and develop all staff to create a positive, optimistic and professional school culture.
  • Value diversity and the unique contribution every individual makes to the learning community by providing an environment where pupils and staff feel confident, safe and happy.
  • Develop excellent relationships with parents, governors and the wider community, and market the school to prospective parents.
  • Uphold and develop the Christian vision and ethos of the school.
  • Work collaboratively with other schools, the wider community and providers to enrich the learning experience of pupils.
  • Have a full understanding of safeguarding policy, procedures and compliance requirements.
  • Experience of financial / budget management.
  • Excel at self management, including problem solving, multi-tasking, time management and organisational skills.
  • Have high emotional intelligence and resilience.
  • Embody the values we encourage across our school – kindness, patience, honesty, loyalty, thankfulness and respect.

We are a GOOD school (OFSTED 2018 and SIAMS 2022) and visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact jshorten@longclawson.leics.sch.uk to arrange a visit. She can also put you in touch with our Chair of Governors, Carole Brown, if you have any further queries or questions.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check and two suitable references.

The Governing Body values diversity and inclusion, welcoming candidates from diverse backgrounds.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Application closing date: Midnight 3rd July 2024

Shortlisting date: 8th July 2024

Interviews dates: 5th/6th September 2024

What the school offers its staff

The Governing Body boasts an excellent and interactive working relationship with the school as a whole. We can offer a supportive, honest and respectful Governing Body, who will assist the new Headteacher as they settle into their role. This, together with our pupils and a loyal team of staff, supported by John Garton’s Charity (foundation trust) and our parents, through the Friends of Long Clawson School (FoLCS), provides a superb opportunity for someone to develop their career at a school with an excellent local reputation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Long Clawson Church of England Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children. The post is subject to appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check and references.

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About Long Clawson Church of England Primary School

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

We are a small rural primary school within the Vale of Belvoir. We have a dedicated team of staff who work exceptionally well together and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join that team.

Arranging a visit to Long Clawson Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@longclawson.leics.sch.uk.

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