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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


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

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About Ferndown First School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
359 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 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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