23 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 3 ISR Range 15-21 £66,628 - £77,195

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body wishes to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and visionary Headteacher. We believe this post is an exciting opportunity, which offers both challenge and reward. You will work in partnership with staff, parents, governors and the wider education network. The role will ensure outstanding and aspirational outcomes for all our children all within the nurturing and safe environment the school prides itself in providing.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is able lead the school and continue to take it forward. Someone who can set a clear vision by building on the school’s strengths. They must have excellent attention to detail. We are looking for someone who has a in depth knowledge of the curriculum, is completely committed to safeguarding and can effectively oversee the school finances. The right candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, able to get the best out of our excellent teaching team, committed parents and guardians and our fantastic pupils. Most of all we are looking for a headteacher who, like our pupils, wants to learn and grow with the school and will always strive for the best outcomes for each and every one of our pupils.

The Headteacher is expected to be a visionary leader who continually inspires and motivates colleagues to provide outstanding teaching and learning. The Headteacher is expected to be a clear thinker and a good communicator. The Headteacher should engender respect and trust throughout the school, and be able to plan and deliver improvements through effective management and delegation. The Headteacher is expected to work closely with the governing body to ensure all children in our inclusive school are eager to learn, reach their full potential, and grow as emotionally intelligent young citizens.

The Headteacher is expected to maintain and develop the ethos and vision of our school. The Headteacher is expected to develop a positive and productive relationship with the Governing Body, the local authority, other local schools, and the local and wider community.

The Headteacher will have high expectations of themselves as well as of colleagues, parents and the pupils, and will show professional accountability as well as deep loyalty to the school. The Headteacher will be welcoming and friendly, showing respect to all members of the school community, in accordance with the school’s ethos and vision and as is appropriate for a school which is held in high esteem and affection by the local community. The Headteacher will maintain exemplary relationships with parents and other members of the school community.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you?

  • A friendly and welcoming school that serves a diverse community.
  • A large and spacious site in the suburbs of historic Warwick.
  • Excellent facilities, which helps us to provide a wide and varied curriculum.
  • Extensive community links that bring the best of Warwickshire to our pupils.
  • A skilled staff team throughout the school, driven to ensuring the best outcomes.
  • A Governing body, who are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for our pupils.

Further details about the role

Please see the attached application pack for full details of the job description and person specification.

Please apply via application form which can also be found on our website:https://www.newburghprimaryschool.co.uk/web/headteacher/680428. Your application should include a 1500-word personal statement. Please do not submit CV’s. Please send completed applications to our School Business Manager, Kirsty Smith, smith.k28@welearn365.com.

At shortlisting, you will be assessed on the information you provide within your application form and personal statement (no more than 1500 words) demonstrating how you meet the listed essential criteria. Your personal statement should display how your experience meets the essential criteria of the role, listed in the Person Specification section.

The application closing date for this vacancy is 12 noon on Friday 15th March 2024.

Please note that if you are invited to interview you will also be asked to complete a practical exercise and details will be shared with you when you receive your invitation to interview.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email from 22nd March onwards after submitting your application.

We would like to welcome all applicants to have a tour of the school whist they are applying. To arrange a visit please email our school business manager Kirsty Smith (smith.k28@welearn365.com), school visits will take place on a Monday.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 11th and 12th April 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Newburgh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applying for the job

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About Newburgh Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
367 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01926 775453

Newburgh Primary School is a thriving school with over 330 pupils. Situated on the South West approach to Warwick, Newburgh is within walking distance of the Chase Meadow housing development and a stone’s throw from the racecourse. We are also fortunate to be very close to the historic Warwick Castle. Over the past few years the school has undergone a considerable expansion with new classrooms and an additional hall.

We strive to create an atmosphere where our children are happy, enjoy their time with us, are well looked after, and consequently make great progress in their learning and development. We embrace the individuality of each and every child, and have designed a curriculum to give pupils of all abilities the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life.

Alongside academic excellence, we foster resilience amongst our children and equip them to meet life’s challenges – they get freedoms, responsibilities, opportunities to lead, and are encouraged to find their own voices. We have a dedicated pastoral team which ensures that every child has the support that they need to increase their confidence and self-esteem.

The schools benefits from:
 interactive technology in each classroom and wireless technology throughout the school;

 a child-friendly library full of wonderful books;

 a secure and stimulating outdoor all-weather play area for our Reception and Infant children

 a large playing field for sports and physical education;

 a gardening area where children can grow their own plants and vegetables;

 an outdoor adventure area;

 an outdoor ‘forest school’;

 a huge range of after-school extra-curricular clubs and activities run by highly committed teachers and external organisations.

 close links with other local schools.

Our values – nurture, perform and succeed – are at the heart of everything that we do at Newburgh Primary School, and we are very proud of the wonderful learning environment that we have created for our children.

Arranging a visit to Newburgh Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email smith.k28@welearn365.com.

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