• Expected start date

    1 January 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 September 2020 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 July 2020

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

Our Headteacher is retiring after 10 years, and we are seeking an inspirational leader who shares our Christian vision and can build on the great strengths and community feel of our school. Latchingdon CofE Primary is a Good primary school in the Dengie Peninsula region of Maldon.

As our Head you will be part of a whole school community and will be a valued member of the Vine Schools Trust family: we have committed and talented staff, happy children, very supportive parents and a strong Local Board of Governance who work in close partnership with the school.

What’s important to us:
• Preserving the good reputation of our school within the community
• Commitment to a relevant, engaging and forward thinking curriculum
• A passion for achievement at every level
• Engaged and motivated staff
• A warm and engaging school with happy children who are eager to learn
• A strong Christian ethos
• Managing the school effectively and efficiently within available resources

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
119 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About Latchingdon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Latchingdon is a large village situated in the Dengie Peninsula in Essex. The primary school and the local church are at the heart of the community. Children come to our school mainly from the village of Latchingdon, with some travelling from the surrounding villages.

Latchingdon Primary School admits children aged from 4 years to 11 years. We have an onsite pre-school which admits children from the age of 2 years. The Published Admission Number for the school is 25 pupils per year group and currently, 116 children attend the school.

Since being built in 1852 the building has been extended and improved on three occasions. The pleasant working environment consists of five class rooms, four art areas; special needs room, group teaching area, library, changing rooms and hall. The school is set in attractive grounds and has a large playing field providing ample space for a wide range of summer and winter games. There are safe, adventure play areas for the children to use at break times and sheltered areas to provide shade in the summer. The school also has an environmental area and pond for wildlife studies.

At Latchingdon we are very proud of our Christian ethos and have strong links to Latchingdon Church who regularly support our daily acts of worship. We are an inclusive school and strive to ensure that everyone in the school community is given the opportunity to be the best they can be.

Our last Ofsted inspection, in July 2018 and SIAMS inspection in December 2016, judged our school as Good in all areas. We are looking for a Headteacher who will be keen to develop their skills and support our school in its journey. The right person will have the exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on moving our school forward.

Our class teachers are supported by an experienced team of Teaching Assistants who also take on additional responsibilities within the school. We have an efficient and dedicated team of administrative staff and a strong, supportive Governing Body. Outside of the school there is a very effective Parent-Teacher Association who raise funds to support our children's experience in school as well as organise events for our children to enrich our community.

We have an excellent relationship with our 3 local Primary Schools on the Dengie Peninsula through our membership of The Vine Schools Trust.

Arranging a visit to Latchingdon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

To arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01621 740328.

School location

The Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6JS

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