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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L17 - L23

What skills and experience we're looking for

HEADTEACHER required for September 2024

NoR: 364

ISR: L17 – L 23

St John’s Governors, staff and pupils are seeking to appoint a caring and inspirational leader with a clear vision for the further development of our school, TEAM St John’s. St John's is a larger than average primary and nursery school situated in the small post-industrial town of Ripley, in the borough of Amber Valley, Derbyshire. It is a voluntary controlled Church of England school with a strong commitment to provide a Christian ethos which encompasses spiritual and moral values.

We base everything we do on the Golden Rule -

“Treat others the way YOU want to be treated” Matthew 7 v 12

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a forward-looking, ambitious, and experienced senior leader who is committed to maximising the progress, attainment and learning of all our pupils.
  • Be committed to high standards and expectations for all in our school community embracing and enabling pupils and parents to flourish.
  • Be an excellent communicator within the school and its wider community.
  • Build and further develop on our culture where individuals are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be and everyone’s contribution is valued as part of St John’s family.
  • Prepare the school for inspection by Ofsted and SIAMS.
  • Be a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Team St. John’s, a family who live, laugh and learn together and always strive to be the best versions of ourselves in everything we do.
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated staff.
  • A caring and inclusive Christian ethos together with a friendly and happy learning environment.
  • A positive, supportive, and outward looking Governing Body.
  • A school where you can work in partnership with pupils, staff, Governors, the local parish church, and wider community to encourage children to strive to be the best that they can be.
  • Close working relationships with local schools (nursery, infant, junior and primary) sharing expertise and opportunities for staff training.

Visits to school are warmly welcomed / encouraged.

Dates for tours bookable with the office are:

6th March

13th March

18th March

Please contact the school on 01773 742457

Please also visit our website for further details of our school: www.st-johns.derbyshire.sch.uk

Committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children

Further details and an application pack are available on-line at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/jobs or Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 quoting the Job reference number.

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 Ripley St John's Church of England Primary School and Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Ripley St John's Church of England Primary School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headship.recruitment@derbyshire.gov.uk.

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