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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 March 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£71,971 - £79,376 per annum

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors and Trustees are seeking to appoint an excellent leader to work with the school’s well respected team leading Golden Valley Primary School on the next part of their journey.

We are looking for a leader who will:

  • support our continued journey in excellence with a focus on informed practice in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy to ensure we provide outstanding educational opportunities for all our pupils.
  • bring a track record of success in enabling all pupils to reach their potential, including disadvantaged and SEND children.
  • have the knowledge and qualities needed to continue to develop colleagues so that they achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • demonstrate a personal commitment to inclusion and diversity.
  • enjoy celebrating the team’s successes.
  • see value and opportunity in collaborating with schools across our Trust and beyond.

Our children say they want:

  • a person who is kind, caring and has a sense of humour.
  • someone who will understand children’s worries and take time to help them.
  • someone who listens to the voices of the children and considers their mental wellbeing.
  • someone who isn’t like Mrs Trunchbull!

What the school offers its staff

  • happy, well-behaved, caring and confident pupils.
  • an inclusive culture with excellent links to the wider community.
  • a supportive and active Governing Body, together with Parents Association.
  • a talented and dedicated staff team valued for their innovation and creativity.
  • significant opportunities for collaboration and professional development within the Lighthouse School’s Partnership Trust.
  • excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and electric car scheme.

Further details about the role

Applications should be made to the Chair of Governors by formal letter of application (maximum 2,000 words) accompanied by a fully completed application form (please do not include a curriculum vitae) with details of all educational qualifications, including grades obtained.

Please address the following issues in your letter of application:

  • Examples of your work which provide evidence of your leadership skills and that demonstrate how you would work effectively in this post;
  • The values and philosophy which underpin your commitment to education.

Please be advised, in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy, we do not accept CV’s.

School Visits:We would encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to application. Visits are scheduled for Tuesday 14th March 2023 and/or Thursday 23rd March 2023. Please refer to the recruitment pack for further information.

Application Deadline:Monday, 27th March 2023 (9.00am).

Interview Date:there will be a two-day process on Tuesday, 18th and Wednesday, 19th April 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership - Golden Valley Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in its community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check. We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

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About Golden Valley Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01275 853077

Golden Valley is a large primary school in Nailsea with an outstanding reputation. The School has around 420 pupils on roll arranged in 14 classes. There is a purposeful, calm atmosphere in the school where children are expected to work hard, learn new skills and knowledge and behave well. The School are fortunate to be in an area surrounded by beautiful countryside and the nearby North Somerset Levels include wildlife habitats and many areas of special scientific interest.

Arranging a visit to Golden Valley Primary School

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

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