4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, job share
Contract type

Job summary

The governors of Hawthorn Community Primary School are delighted to announce they are now accepting applications for the post of Headteacher, in advance of the retirement of their current Headteacher at the end of the academic year.

Hawthorn Community Primary School has a rich and varied history, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020. Hawthorn is a well loved feature of the local community, with the support of local residents, governors, parents, families, committed staff and our Trust- Pathfinder Schools.

Both the Governing Body of the school and the Pathfinder Schools Trust Board are extremely proud of the school. Through the cultivation of teamwork, community, respect, thoughtfulness, resilience and creativity , we have created an environment where both our learners and staff are inspired and enthused to learn. We recognise that recruiting the right person as our next leader is key to supporting the school on its path to being recognised as a good and outstanding school.

Our new leader will;
 have an inspiring vision for leadership and ongoing school improvement
 have a positive approach and a commitment to making a difference to the life chances of each child, leading them in sharing the core principles of our ethos
 have the ability to build, lead, nurture and develop,
 inspire and motivate a team of exceptional and engaged staff
 be a champion of innovation and bring a creative approach to the position

Our vision is to;
 inspire the future of each pupil through making learning fun, creative and rewarding
 support pupils in becoming secure in their knowledge, articulate thinkers, and independent learners, who have the confidence to achieve their ambitions
 lead a team who will listen to pupils, be fair and aspirational, guiding them in knowing, understanding and sharing our core values
 support school staff at each stage of their careers and contribute to a vibrant and dynamic community
 provide a broad and balanced curriculum infused with our core values

Our governing body will offer you;
• their wholehearted support, trust and time
 the opportunity to lead and develop the school within your vision of best practice
 Access to CPD and leadership development opportunities
 the chance to build further from the successful platform of a well- loved school, with the commitment of staff and governors to continue the pursuit of improvement and excellence

Being part of Pathfinder Schools offers a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, as a Trust we actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning and having the highest expectations, all members of the Pathfinder Schools community can achieve and inspire greatness.

For more information on the role and our school please refer to the enclosed candidate information pack and job description/person specification.

Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools.

Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful.

We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.

Applying for the job

To apply please complete a Pathfinder Schools application form which can be downloaded from the vacancies page of the website https://pathfinderschools.org.uk/join-us/vacancies

Completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application outlining how your skills and experience will enable you to lead Hawthorn Community Primary School through its next stage of development.

Application forms and letters of application should be submitted via email to recruitment@pathfinderschools.org.uk by no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

Applicants will be contacted by the end of the day on the 14th May 2021 to advise whether or not their application will be progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
297 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Hawthorn Community Primary School

Hawthorn Community Primary is a school where everyone is valued and helped to achieve their full potential. Staff and pupils alike are proud to be a part of our school and we are proud of our commitment to children's well-being, achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for all in our care.

The children at Hawthorn are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. We believe that children should be curious about their learning, and through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories.

We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential.

All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique and it is the feel of being like a ‘traditional village school’ close to Kettering town centre that makes us special.

Arranging a visit to Hawthorn Community Primary School

Visits to the school prior to application are welcomed and will be accommodated in line with our site COVID safety measures. To arrange a visit please contact our School Business Manager Jo Marshal on bursar@hawthorn.northants-ecl.gov.uk or 01536 512204.

If you are unable to visit or would like to arrange a conversation with our Chair of Governors Jackie Brookes, please contact our Business Manager Jo using the details above.

If you would like to learn more about Pathfinder Schools our CEO Ann Davey would be very happy to speak with you, this can also be arranged by contacting Jo at the school using the details above.

School location

Hawthorn Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7HT

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