15 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£65,699 - £76,122

Pay scale

L17 - L23

What skills and experience we're looking for

This a strategic role with lead responsibility for the quality of education across the whole school. The successful candidate will be driven by moral purpose and a passion for learning being able to demonstrate a track record of excellent leadership with impact.


The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of how to improve key components of the quality of education for our young learners.

We are looking for

  • a unique and outstanding Headteacher who has a genuine passion for an exciting, board and balanced curriculum
  • Someone who is resilient but also innovative
  • Has enthusiasm that is infectious, enabling you to bring about change in a positive way
  • A leader who is sensitive, respectfully challenging, patient and kind and can relate well with our young people, staff and the wider community
  • A leader who can inspire, influence and collaborate with a range of stakeholders

What the school offers its staff

  • A School and Trust where everyone is dedicated to transforming education
  • A wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career across the Trust
  • A well-established and growing Multi-Academy Trust founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusion, Creativity and Independence

Further details about the role

We are looking for someone who is

  • Passionate about children's learning, progression and welfare
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner, with particular experience around leading in a First, Middle or Primary school
  • Is committed to high standards of teaching and learning and the professional development of staff
  • Has excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Is innovative and inspirational
  • Is enthusiastic and committed to a strong belief in teamwork
  • Is able to lead, challenge and motivate children and staff
  • Is committed to working with parents and the wider community
  • Has experience of strategically developing the curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning in order to support high levels of progress and attainment

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to tthorne@castlemanacademytrust.co.uk

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About Ferndown First School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 9
Phone number
01202 830037

Ferndown First School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust. We are a Yr R to Yr 4 First School with 360 pupils on roll.

Arranging a visit to Ferndown First School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tthorne@castlemanacademytrust.co.uk.

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