Headteacher Malvern Wyche CofE Primary School, Malvern, Worcestershire

Job description

We believe that "a child's school days should be the happiest of their lives," and we are seeking an inspirational leader who will espouse this belief.
The Governors of the Wyche C of E Primary School seek a committed educationalist who will:
1.Inspire our children through learning and commit wholeheartedly to nurturing every child.
2. Possess the vision and energy to promote our innovative curriculum
3.Commit to maintaining our status as an 'outstanding' school.
4.Embrace the unique spirit and Christian values of our school community
5. Lead and become an integral part of our experienced staff team
6. Demonstrate the acumen and balance to ensure that outstanding teaching and learning is matched by excellent facilities.

Essential educational requirements

Degree level education or equvalent

Essential qualifications

QTS (Essential)
NPQH (Desirable)

Essential skills and experience

Successful Senior Leader in an education setting.
High organisational skills appropriate to daily running and strategic development of the school.
Experience of leading development, encouraging innovation and supporting others to this end.
Ability to analyse student attainment and progression data, and use this to improve standards of learning and teaching.
Ability to develop, communicate and implement a coherent and robust vision for the school in consultation with stakeholders.
Ability to guide, motivate, inspire and challenge others to achieve agreed aims.
Experience of self-evaluation, improvement, monitoring and planning.
A commitment to the Christian ethos and values of the school .
An understanding and Sympathy with the Church of England and with those of other faiths and none.
An understanding of the headteacher's position as a role model for both staff and pupils.
Passionate about ensuring every child flourishes
Ability to deal with challenging circumastances

About Malvern Wyche CofE Primary School

The Wyche Church of England Primary School is a semi-rural school with 140 children on the role. Located on the edge of Malvern (a town with a population of approx. 40,000) and within an AONB the school is nestled between the Hills and the Common. We operate split year groups with five classes across seven year groups. The school enjoys close links with the church which is adjacent to the school, and works closely with other local primary schools in Malvern. The school also enjoys close links with Gofu Juu, a school in Tanzania, who we have worked with and supported for many years The school has performed consistently well in its SAT scores for both attainment and progress measures and regularly features at the top of the county league tables. In 2015 we received a letter from the Minister congratulating us for being one of only 187 schools in the country to achieve our level of attainment. He also wrote in 2016 congratulating us for being in the top 1% of schools in the country for its standards in writing. The school operates its own curriculum known as ‘the Wyche Curriculum’ which advocates the delivery of teaching through project based learning. The school had been at the forefront of curriculum development for some time and regularly hosts other schools who are keen to experience our curriculum ‘in action.’ The teaching staff are a high performing and able team who provide a very firm base from which the teaching principles enshrined in the curriculum can flourish. They are very ably supported by our teaching assistants and support staff and form a close knit group who together provide a rich and cohesive experience for all our children. The school has been rated as Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ at its last two inspections in 2006 & 2009. In 2019 our SIAMs inspection rated the school as ‘Good.’

Lower Wyche Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4ET
LA Maintained School
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