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  • Start date details

    Commencement date: 1st Jan 2024, or sooner if possible.

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L12-18 £58,105 - £66,684 (pay award pending Sept 23)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Recent successful experience at Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher level, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff.
  • Evidence of school improvement through leadership.
  • The skills and abilities to nurture, inspire and challenge all our children to reach their full potential regardless of ability so they can ‘soar on wings like eagles!’
  • Motivation to uphold and strengthen the Christian values and ethos of our school.
  • A positive and proactive attitude, recognising the journey of improvement our school has taken but having clear ambition for the future.
  • A desire to work collaboratively with the whole school community to build upon the school’sachievements to date and to continue and consolidate the journey we are on.
  • Commitment to working closely with other schools in the Trowbridge area as part of the Collaborative Schools Ltd.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to support and lead a strong staff team, and strengthen relationships within the wider school community.
  • Understanding of 'The Thrive Approach' to interaction with children and adults within the school community.
  • The ability to use and interpret data to inform day to day and longer-term planning throughout the school.

What the school offers its staff

  • A welcoming, friendly and happy school, with a committed, experienced, talented and dedicated team of teaching and learning support staff.
  • A capable and effective Senior Leadership Team, who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our children.
  • Dedicated Governors who will support and challenge you and close links with St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church.
  • An extensive school site and forest school which provides rich resources for teaching and learning.
  • Children who love their school. One of our Year 6 pupils said, "The best thing about my school is that I get to be me!"
  • Support from the Collaborative Schools Limited, which is a collaborative of 21 schools, who work together to share good practice and provide opportunities to work together.
  • No regular teaching commitment for the first year.

Further details about the role

The children, staff, parents and Governors of Hilperton C of E Primary School are looking for an inspirational, motivated and dynamic headteacher to lead our friendly village school and to share our strong Christian ethos. You may be an existing Headteacher or an experienced deputy looking to make the next step in your career, who has a desire and a passion to see all children reach their full potential. We are looking for a collaborative and visionary leader to build on our strengths and grow our reputation in the community.

We are a strong family school that puts our Christian Values at the centre of our learning which is rich in academic and creative diversity. Our curriculum is filled with exciting stories and wonderful opportunities to share what we do with our community through exhibitions, drama, sport and music.

The Thrive Approach is a key part of what we do and we have a culture of high nurture and high expectation for our children. We use relational approaches to support children’s social and emotional development while fostering a love for leaning to provide the best possible start in life. Our learning support team adopt an innovative, evidence-based approach to ensure our school is fully inclusive. A book-led curriculum fosters imaginative, sky high thinking and we aim to live our vision and values in all that we do.

We were graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2022.

Hilperton is a village on the edge of Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire. It is 11 miles from Bath, 14 miles from Chippenham and has good links with the M4 motorway.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hilperton C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check and ‘best practice’ will be observed as detailed in KCSIE part 3. Applicants are also referred to the school’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
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About Hilperton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
149 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01225 755343

Our school is in the wonderful village of Hilperton, set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and we feel very lucky to call it our home. We are a strong family school that puts our Christian Values at the centre of our learning, which is rich in academic and creative diversity. Our curriculum is filled with exciting stories and wonderful opportunities to share what we’ve learnt. We listen carefully to our children to ensure they grow emotionally and academically and give them the best possible start in life. With our family ethos, expansive green and leafy grounds, spacious learning areas, a modern library, home cooked food, forest school and wonderful staff, it’s a magnificent place for children to learn.

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