Headteacher

Holywell Church of England School, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3HZ

27 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    14 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

L6-12: £47,735 - £55,338 FTE (this will be paid pro-rata according to hours and weeks worked)

Headteacher job summary

This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity for a person with a proven, successful track record in a senior leadership role. Holywell C of E Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of 16 Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children’s outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities. You will work in a highly supportive team both at Holywell and across the Trust.

Holywell is a values driven school community, which ‘lets its light shine’ through loving learning, loving life, loving all others and loving our world. There is a shared commitment in this community to ensure that everyone works together to be the best they can be.

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • have proven success in whole school leadership and management
  • be innovative, determined and driven to constantly seek improvement for the children and communities that we serve
  • have the vision and skill to maximize the resources of the school
  • continue to drive improvements in curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment
  • be able to demonstrate highly accurate and effective communication skills

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to lead an improving school as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust
  • a Trust which cares about its staff and keeps the wellbeing of children at the heart of its work
  • supportive and collaborative colleagues, committed to improving outcomes for its students
  • a highly supportive governance model
  • the support of experienced leaders at all levels

The school is based in a thatched building in Tawstock, a beautiful village nestling in a valley close to the town of Barnstaple, which is the social centre of North Devon. As one of the UK’s oldest boroughs, it has a rich history with a wealth of things to see and do. There are family-friendly attractions, a bustling high street with a range of big brand shops, traditional family businesses and access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Within easy travelling distance of the North Devon Coast, an area of national beauty, there are a wide range of activities available, from walking some of the most beautiful cliff paths on the British coast to more extreme water sports for the more adventurous.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. Please contactholywell@ventrus.org.ukto arrange a visit, phone call or for further information. Visits will be possible from September 2022.

This is a permanent position working 1.0 FTE,39 weeks per year as of January 2023.

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 14th September 2022. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th September 2022.

Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

Our schoolis a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.

Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.


Applying for the job

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

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Supporting documents

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

About Holywell Church of England School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
96 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Here at Holywell C of E Primary School we think of the education and experience that we provide the children with as flowing, strengthening, deepening, and their classes as like a tree, firmly planted by streams of living water (Psalm 1:3). The inspiration for this vision comes from the school's association with the Holy Well at St John the Baptist church in the village. We believe that, like the water from the well, the school should give children the opportunity to experience:

Flowing - In God's love so that they can move forward with purpose but also with adaptability.

Strengthening - In terms of their character and relationships as well as their skills and knowledge.

Deepening - Learning about themselves, each other, and the wider world. To experience learning at a meaningful level.

We believe that in this way the school can help the children to grow and flourish in the best possible way.

Holywell C of E Primary School believe that our values drive our behaviours which in turn create the culture of our organisation. Our core values are:

- Courage and Perseverance
- Friendship and Compassion
- Justice and Forgiveness
- Generosity and Thankfulness
- Truthfulness and Trust
- Service and Respect

Arranging a visit to Holywell Church of England School

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. Please contact holywell@ventrus.org.uk to arrange a visit, phone call or for further information. Visits will be possible from September 2022.

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