This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

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Working pattern
Contract type
Salary range: L8 - L12 £50,151 - £55,338 per annum, depending on experience

Job summary


Pickwick Academy Trust would like to recruit a permanent, full-time Headteacher, based at Ludwell Primary School.

Salary range: L8 - L12 £50,151 - £55,338 per annum, depending on experience
Required to start: 1st January 2022

Pickwick Academy Trust is made up of eight community and church primary schools across North and South Wiltshire, and is organised into two geographically proximate ‘hubs’. The schools in the Trust are committed to working together to provide the best schools and outcomes for their children.

The Board are seeking to appoint a permanent Headteacher who will be supported by and report to one of the Trust’s Executive Headteacher.

To be successful you will need to:

• Have a proven track record at senior leadership level of raising pupil standards; and be able to demonstrate this success at interview.
• Be an outstanding leader with drive, energy and ambition, inspiring children and staff to strive for continuous improvement and outstanding outcomes for all.
• Be able to recognise the school’s individual strengths and build upon its achievements and successes.
• Be able to develop quickly as a credible leader and have the ability to foster professional, influential relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
• Be able to demonstrate that you have worked collaboratively and are committed to work in partnership with fellow Heads in our other Trust schools.
The Headteacher will perform the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and will therefore be responsible for Safeguarding duties across the school, including training, attending meetings, ensuring adherence to policies and providing support.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact James Passmore, CEO on 01249 712387 or via e mail on

Visits to the school are welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact the school’s Executive Headteacher, Rebecca Bone on: 01980 862 446.

Interested candidates are required to complete and return an application form by 5pm on Monday 27th September 2021.

Please download an application form and information pack from our website (This is shown under the ‘News/Staff Vacancies’ section). Please return your completed application form to

Interviews and selection activities will be held on Friday 8th October 2021

At Pickwick Academy Trust we are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require anyone joining our school to actively contribute to this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
81 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About Ludwell Primary School

Ludwell Primary School is located near Shaftsbury in South Wiltshire and provides education to approximately 90 children.
The school has been on an upward school improvement trajectory over the last few years and prides itself on being a friendly, vibrant school with an energetic and creative staff team. The school is committed to providing the best primary education for all its pupils and is proud of the vibrant and exciting school environment it creates. Pupil’s achievements are recognised and celebrated, with the aim to develop a love of learning and build self-esteem, confidence and independence. The school has fantastic outdoor facilities, which are used well to provide outdoor learning experiences. There are high expectations of all children in their learning, and the school promotes and achieves high standards of behaviour.

Arranging a visit to Ludwell Primary School

Visits to the school are welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact the school’s Executive Headteacher, Rebecca Bone on: 01980 862 446.

School location

Coronation Drive, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9ND

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