30 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023 ( Or Autumn 2023)

  • Closing date

    3 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

ISR L20-L25 - £70,733.00 - £79,949.00 Annually (FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Be a highly capable, strategic thinker with a clear vision to lead the school to further success and a proven track record for delivering positive outcomes.
  • Possess an unrelenting focus to maximise student attainment, progress and achievement.
  • Be an enthusiastic, collaborative and innovative leader with the willingness to understand the team and achieve the best from them including the professional development of all colleagues.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with children, parents, school and Trust colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Share and positively promote our school and trust values and be approachable, supportive and passionate about the well-being of pupils and colleagues alike.
  • Lead by example demonstrating a commitment to high standards of teaching and learning and ensure consistent and excellent learning opportunities for all children.
  • Have the ability to share and learn from best practice, including the use of appropriate research-based evidence.
  • Experience of working and leading in a Church school.

What the school offers its staff

  • A peer network of like-minded Headteachers.
  • A career structure for talented Headteachers.
  • Recognition that all schools are unique, with an approach that encourages local accountability and governance that is responsive to community needs.
  • A commitment to excellence in education, grounded in a shared moral purpose of ensuring high-quality provision for all learners.
  • An established track record of high-quality education and experience of leading rapid school improvement.
  • An employer committed to offering all staff high quality professional development opportunities, shared resources and expertise.
  • Effective business management systems, ensuring that our academies are able to focus on delivering inspirational teaching and learning.
  • A great partnership with the local diocese.

Further details about the role

Kibworth CE Primary school was the founding school of the Trust and still takes an active lead in our partnership of like-minded schools. Kibworth CE is at the forefront of many initiatives, it has a culture of embracing change and innovation to improve outcomes for all children, it is deeply proud and engaged with its heritage as a Church school, maintaining an active role with the Diocese of Leicester. The school is honoured to be graded as ‘outstanding’ by both Ofsted and SIAM’s.

Kibworth CE Primary School has a clear vision to provide the highest quality of education for all children which can been seen in its outstanding achievements to date. The school’s vision is to ensure that all children should achieve their potential, and make outstanding progress, particularly for those that are disadvantaged and where gaps within their learning are wider compared to their peers.

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an inspirational leader who has the ability and ambition to ensure Kibworth CE Primary School remains an excellent place to learn and work but continues to be deeply rooted in the Anglican faith. We are looking for someone who shares the school’s Christian values and has the vision, drive, resilience, and experience to build on the school’s success to date. An important aspect of the role will be working with church community of Kibworth in order to support the Christian ethos of the school.

The school has lots to offer a new or established leader, it has an amazing team of colleagues, a well-developed site, exciting educational partnerships and of course, close support from the Trust and Diocese. The school’s credentials are impressive, progress and attainment of our children at Kibworth continue to be well above the national average, despite the recent challenges we all face in education.

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About Kibworth Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
605 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Kibworth CE Primary School is a large, three-form entry village primary school, judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010. Being this size offers many advantages, we can offer a wide range of learning opportunities along with a real sense of family within the school. Children at Kibworth are encouraged to find out about their own strengths and talents to allow them to strive to achieve the best they can all the time. A high expectation underpins all that we do, and children continue to improve through understanding the process of learning and ongoing assessment to ensure they are learning what they need to know next. We try to create a curriculum that is matched to children’s next steps in learning and one which children feel they are involved with focus of their learning. Our school’s high standards of behaviour allow children to focus on learning. This is supported by positive reinforcement of our expectations, awarding of house points and other certificates in our weekly achievement assembly. School is far more than a place in which to work and learn. It is also a place where we begin to build relationships with other people, find out how to work collaboratively, develop a sense of ourselves, and discover how we as individuals fit into our world and society. We believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child, so we aim to work in partnership with parents, both individually and collectively. As a Church of England Controlled school, we have strong links with the Parish Church of St Wilfrid’s and the school is also an important part of the community of Kibworth parishes and Smeeton Westerby. At Kibworth, the Christian ethos of the school goes far beyond the Religious Education curriculum. In work and play children are given the chance to find out about the beliefs and values of other people, to discover that there are as many similarities as differences between human beings, and that only by understanding these differences can we learn to live together in peace.

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