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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L29 - L34

What skills and experience we're looking for

Recent and successful experience as a senior leader in a primary school or academy, with a proven track record of exemplary teaching practice and of leading school improvement and raising achievement.

Evidence of successfully leading and managing change in pursuit of strategic objectives which are translated into action plans to ensure the educational success of the school on its journey towards outstanding.

Knowledge and understanding of primary education, including early years and the current national policy framework and initiatives, combined with experience of using assessment and data to track and analyse pupil progress and setting targets of for improvement.

Successful experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues to achieve continuous improvement to ensure that all staff reach their full potential.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and knowledge and experience of preparing and participating in school inspections to ensure that appropriate systems are in place and communicated effectively.

Ability to think strategically and articulate a clear vision, which is implemented through managed and monitored action plans that introduce appropriate innovation whilst building on the school’s vision.

A strong motivation and drive, demonstrating high standards of behaviour and integrity that quickly gains credibility as a leader committed to the inclusive development of young people and staff.

What the school offers its staff

A unique, financially sound primary school at the heart of the local community that is set in exceptional grounds.

Key values that encourage everyone in our school to be kind, responsible and respectful to all where each individual is valued and encouraged to believe in themselves and adopt an ‘I can do it’ attitude.

An environment of active collaboration between home, school, and the local community where we strive to develop resilient, confident and independent learners who enjoy learning and are ready to face new challenges.

Dedicated and enthusiastic staff who work well together and are encouraged to have key impacts on school development plans and initiatives.

A stable, knowledgeable and pro-active Governing Board that supports improvement of the overall provision of education.

Strong and supportive parental engagement and an active PA.

A happy school and a supportive place to work and develop skills, with a teamwork ethos in all aspects of school life.

Parklands Primary School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for out students and staff.

Parklands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school follows safer recruitment practices and the successful applicants will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available to view on our website.

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About Parklands Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
900 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Parklands Junior School is a four-form entry school situated in the London Borough of Havering. Our school is a happy, thriving learning community, where diversity is celebrated and high aspirations are supported and encouraged. We are committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where all children can develop their skills and talents.

Arranging a visit to Parklands Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cwhiffin@parklands.havering.sch.uk.

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