Headteacher for a Primary school in Cambridge

Ridgefield Primary School, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 14 to Lead Practitioners range 21, £56,579 to £67,183

Job summary

The successful candidate will be;
• A visionary who can lead our school through future exciting and challenging times
• A leader with the skills to manage, motivate and inspire the school community towards excellence
• An outstanding communicator who can continue to strengthen links with parents and the local community
• A leader with the ability to work collaboratively, coaching people and developing their potential
• A leader who can bring new creative ideas to guide the vision and ethos of our school for the future, driving innovation whilst embedding existing good practice
• A strategic thinker who can anticipate and solve problems pro-actively
• A leader who can build outstanding relationships with children and adults while maintaining a focus on school improvement

Essential educational requirements

• Degree
• National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) or willingness to work towards this, or equivalent qualification
• Evidence of continuing Professional development

Essential qualifications

• Encourage, motivate and nurture others whilst working collaboratively
• Ability to articulate a clear sense of direction for the school
• Demonstrate the courage to hold others to account and the skills to deliver challenging feedback
• Ability to model excellence in behaviour and relationships
• Ability to manage complaints, conflicts and divisions calmly, sensitively and constructively in order to achieve resolution
• Demonstrate a creative approach to driving innovations at the same time as embedding good practice
• Track record of developing others through delegation and supporting in appropriate measures

• Significant successful experience as a senior leader within a school
• Provide excellent teaching across the primary phase
• Work closely with staff and governors to develop a school’s ethos, values and objectives
• Development of effective curriculum initiatives
• Leadership of monitoring and assessment
• Effective financial planning

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge & Skills
• Analyse /interpret data critically thus raising standards
• Communicate effectively, confidently in person, on paper and electronically
• engage with parents/carers to support their child’s learning
• Knowledge of all primary key stages, inc EYFS
• Thorough understanding of safeguarding practices
• Knowledge and understanding of different approaches to the curriculum and a commitment to building memorable learning experiences
•build outstanding relationships with children and adults whilst focusing on school improvement
• Manage time and prioritise effectively.
• Relish challenge and tackle aspirational goals with bold enthusiasm and resilience
• Remain optimistic in the face of adversity.
• Build outstanding relationships with children and adults whilst maintaining a focus on school improvement
• Manage situations with a calm and consistent approach
• Proven capacity to find creative solutions, take the initiative and think laterally

Employee benefits

Salary Range: Group 2 school - L14 (£56,579) to L21 (£67,183)* (potential relocation allowance of up to £5,000)

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 240 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Ridgefield Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email finance@ridgefield.cambs.sch.uk

About Ridgefield Primary School

School location

Radegund Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3RJ