Millbrook Infant School, Kettering, Northamptonshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £59,528 to £68,851

Job summary

The current Headteacher of Millbrook Infant School is looking forward to taking well-earned retirement at the end of the summer term. She has dedicated all of her professional career to Millbrook and for the last 10 years has led this outstanding school with commitment, vision and sheer hard work.
While sorry to lose her, the Governors and staff are keen to welcome a new Headteacher who can bring their own energy, commitment and vision, to lead the school into whatever the future holds.
These are some of the qualities, skills and attributes we are looking for in a potential candidate;
• An inspirational leader with a clear vision for the school
• An outward looking person who values and works with the education community beyond this school, as well as within it
• A person who responds positively to pressure and thrives on a challenge
• Someone who can identify and nurture the talent and potential of others
• The ability to be analytical and insightful in order to develop strategic plans for long term sustainability
There is no doubt that we can offer you some challenges - here are a few of them;
• We haven’t been inspected by Ofsted for 13 years - with the expected changes to exemption for outstanding schools, we anticipate a visit early in the new academic year
• Like many other schools we are experiencing a falling role due to primary expansion in the local area, unmet house building targets and a reduced birth rate
• We are part of one of the largest Infant/Junior school pairings in the local authority, which brings the unique challenges of two separate and distinct schools who need to work very closely with each other for the benefit of our families and community

Millbrook Infant School is committed to keeping children safe in education and all candidates will be subject to recruitment, selection and pre-employment vetting including enhanced DBS, references and teacher status checks.
To arrange a visit call the office on 01536 483714 and speak to Karen Cox, our very capable administrator, who will book a convenient time and date. We try to be very flexible with visits and are happy to accommodate these to suit you.
To apply, either go to www.millbrook-inf.northants.sch.uk and download a zip file application pack or download the individual documents below. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th March at 12noon and we anticipate that interviews will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March. Applications should be addressed to Mrs Maralyn McLennan, Chair of Governors and the preferred submission method is via email, to clerk@millbrook-inf.northants.sch.uk

Essential educational requirements

• Successful leadership and management experience in a school - minimum 3 years
• Teaching experience within the primary phase - minimum 5 years
• Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
• Demonstrable experience of successful line management and staff development

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status
• Degree
• National professional qualification for headship (NPQH)

Essential skills and experience

•Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to set targets and identify weaknesses
• Understanding of high-quality teaching, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve
• Understanding of school finances and financial management
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
• Ability to build effective working relationships
• A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
• Commitment to safeguarding and equality

Employee benefits

If you’re still reading then you clearly welcome a challenge. So why not come along for a visit and see for yourself some of the positives listed below;
• Pupil behaviour is exemplary with visitors regularly offering positive comments and feedback
• Pupil outcomes are consistently above national averages - areas for improvement, such as year 1 phonics results are clearly identified and strategies are in place for improvement
• Staff and leadership have worked hard to ensure curriculum development, including intent, implementation and impact statements are robust and fit for purpose under the revised Ofsted framework
• The school and grounds are well loved and cared for despite being past their best years
• Teaching staff turnover is low and the majority of our staff have been here for many years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge
• The leadership team consists of a deputy head and school business manager with masses of experience and enthusiasm and three excellent teacher practitioners - the team look forward to working supportively with the new post holder
• The school is supported by a dedicated Governing Board and an active PTA as well as many parent volunteers

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 333 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 7
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Millbrook Infant School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email clerk@millbrook-inf.northants.sch.uk

About Millbrook Infant School

Millbrook Infant School is a four form entry school based in the heart of a large housing estate in Kettering. We are part of a campus of three schools in total - us, our neighbouring Junior school, with whom we work closely, and Kingsley Special Academy.

School location

Churchill Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 5BZ