15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    5 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
L8 - L21

Job summary

  • Headteacher recruitment

    Houghton Primary School - Chapel Lane, Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 2AY

    Role Commencement: Tuesday 19th April 2022 (Full time, permanent)

    Salary: We are a group 2 school and offer a seven point salary range within L8 - L21 subject to assessment and experience.

    Closing date for applications: Noon on Tuesday 5th October 2021

    Shortlisting: Thursday 7th October 2021

    Interviews: Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October 2021

    The Governors of Houghton Primary School are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic leader to continue to build on our current ethos and provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for our school.

    We are an inclusive school at the heart of our local community, priding ourselves on valuing every individual in our team, children and staff with a specific emphasis on engagement, support and wellbeing.

    We are seeking a leader who will:

    • Provide vision and leadership and bring an explorer mindset to enhancing our school;

    • Continue to enhance the breadth of our curriculum offered by the school;

    • Is passionate, driven and courageous in their approach and will work proactively with the governors and staff to provide what is best for this school’s context;

    • Continue to promote the school’s value as an integral member of the wider community;

    • Create a coherent vision for the school and ensure it is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by all;

    • Places great importance on the health and well-being of children, staff, families and the wider school community;

    • Will develop a good understanding of the context of our school in order to support improvement.

      What the school and Governing body offer:

    • A school at the centre of a collaborative community, and beautiful outdoor setting, well supported by passionate governors, parents and carers;

    • A group of wonderful children with a hunger to learn and develop;

    • Fantastic facilities (re-developed in 2010/11) offering excellent outdoor and indoor learning and play space for our children;

    • A team of committed, experienced teachers and support staff who ensure that all children are well taught, supported and make good progress;

    • A commitment to continuing professional development and placing well being at the heart of our school, for staff, parents / carers and our children.

      Visits to school:

      Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. We would be delighted for you to take the opportunity to meet our pupils and staff. Please contact our business manager, Mandy Brown, to arrange a visit in September.

      Further details

      Please visit our school website http://www.houghton.cambs.sch.uk or explore our Facebook page to find out more.

      School website: http://houghton.cambs.sch.uk

    Applying for the job

    Please complete and submit the application form attached together with a letter of application.
    Please submit by email to finance@houghton.cambs.sch.uk or by post to:
    Chair of Governors (application)
    Houghton Primary School
    Chapel Lane
    PE28 2AY

    Supporting documents

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

    School overview

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    182 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11
    Contact phone number
    01480 463398

    About Houghton Primary School

    Houghton Primary School is situated in the middle of the extremely attractive villages of Houghton and Wyton, midway between Huntingdon and St Ives and is easily accessible by road. Children who live in the catchment area of the two villages make up about 45% of the school population. The other 55% on roll come from out of catchment through parental choice. The number on roll is between 180 and 190 children, organised in single age group classes across the school. The school is at the centre of a wonderful community and is well supported by parents and carers together with a forward-thinking, well informed and proactive governing body.

    Houghton Primary School was re-developed in 2010-11, providing fantastic new learning facilities for our children and staff. In February 2011 we moved into 7 new classrooms complete with new furniture and resources for teaching. An ‘Extended Schools’ building was completed in August 2011 and is home to an externally managed wraparound childcare facility and the village pre-school. We have extensive school grounds providing excellent outdoor learning and play space for our children. This includes a treehouse play facility which was commissioned and funded by a working group of parents and carers and local business and provides an incredible facility for outdoor learning and play.

    Houghton Primary has been judged by Ofsted as a good school (Nov 2017) and has a reputation for a warm, friendly and inclusive culture and ethos and high standards of behaviour and achievement. We strive to create a special place where all children, parents, carers, governors and staff feel valued and respected, committed to working together within a happy, friendly and caring learning community. We want everyone to enjoy coming to our school and to flourish within a learning environment where each pupil is valued.

    Arranging a visit to Houghton Primary School

    Please contact the school Business Manager, Mandy Brown, to arrange a visit.
    01480 463398

    School location

    Chapel Lane, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AY

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