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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 1.0 FTE

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 1 (L12– L19)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The children, staff, parents and Governors of John Wilkinson Primary School & Nursery are seeking to appoint an inspiring, highly effective, enthusiastic, committed and experienced leader with a proven history to see all children reach their full potential. You will be an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge or an established deputy Headteacher with demonstrable capacity and willingness to enhance every aspect of the school.

We are looking for a Headteacher:

  • To provide dynamic and professional leadership.
  • To inspire, challenge, motivate and empower all members of the school community to carry the vision forward.
  • To manage the school’s resources effectively and cultivate a safe environment that secures and promotes the highest achievement of both pupils and staff.
  • Take the lead role on working with the Governing Body to ensure the school vision, which embraces excellence, high standards and inclusion is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by all;
  • Secure excellent teaching to achieve high standards of learning and attainment across the primary phase;
  • Support all staff to achieve high standards and promote a collaborative learning culture within the school;
  • Ensure inclusion, diversity and access; open, fair, equitable culture where alternative perspectives are considered;
  • Ensure safeguarding is robust in all aspects including GDPR, prevent, child protection and health and safety
  • Develop and sustain effective relationships with the Governing Body, and the Chair of Governors in particular, to ensure effective governance of the school;
  • Build/develop and maintain effective relationships with all members of the school and wider community to enhance the education of all pupils;
  • Carry out any other such duties as the Governors may reasonably direct.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming, friendly and efficient environment, with a committed, experienced, talented and dedicated team.
  • A rural school in great surroundings where you get to know and engage with each and every pupil and staff member directly.
  • Dedicated Governors who will support and challenge you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About John Wilkinson Primary School and Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
196 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01952 882950

KS2 Teacher MPS
To start 01.09.2024
Fixed term for one year

The headteacher and Governing Body are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented and hardworking teacher to join our Key Stage 2 team from September 2024. We are looking for someone who can maintain our high academic standards and inspire children’s curiosity in their delivery of high-quality learning experiences in line with our exciting curriculum and whole school vision. ECTs and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

We want our children to achieve their full potential and:
• Be playful, imaginative, creative and curious
• Make, foster and keep positive relationships that make them happy
• Be loving, caring and compassionate
• Become confident to risk-take and mistake-make
• Be good human beings!

Therefore, the successful candidate will need to:
• Show that they love working with children in all they say and do
• Be inspiring and creative in their approach to teaching and learning
• Teach to a standard which is consistently good or outstanding
• Know how to engage and inspire children of all abilities
• Be relentless in their pursuit of excellent outcomes for all their pupils
• Be committed to working in partnership with, and beyond, the wider school team
• Undertake subject leadership responsibilities to a high standard

Arranging a visit to John Wilkinson Primary School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@johnwilkinson.shropshire.sch.uk.

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