Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£51402 - £59581

Job summary

The Governing Board of Pulham Church of England VC Primary School wish to appoint an exceptional individual who is highly motivated and inspirational as their Headteacher. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to ensure continued opportunities for growth and success for our pupils and staff, as the school continues on its improvement journey. We need someone with unwavering drive and vision to lead us into the next phase of our school’s future as we continue to live out our Christian vision and ‘Shine like lights in the world’. They will be expected to maintain positive relationships with colleagues, governors, parents, the local church and the community.

Our school is centred in the heart of the Pulhams. It has close relationships with the community that surrounds it, and a committed, active Parent Teacher Association. The voice of the School Council also plays an important part in decision making adding an important element to the school.

Wellbeing is at the heart of the school for pupils, staff and parents/carers and this contributes to a high level of success within the school.

We are looking for a dedicated and professional Headteacher who will:

Demonstrate strong leadership skills
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
Establish a creative and responsive approach to teaching and learning and contribute to the development of collaborative practices and processes within the school
Demonstrate the ability to empower all children to take an active part in their own learning and achieve their potential in a positive and creative environment
Uphold and develop the Christian ethos and aims of the school and its children

In return we are proud to offer you:

An exciting opportunity to become headteacher of a popular and successful school
Enthusiastic, happy children who have a positive approach to learning
Friendly children, supportive parents/carers, and excellent community relationships
A committed and passionate team of dedicated staff and an engaged and effective Governing Board
Opportunities for further professional development
Please read our information pack, job description and person specification along with a visit to our website –

Potential candidates are more than welcome to visit the school and experience what is on offer. Please contact Gill Hipwell (Vice Chair of Governors) for an informal discussion and to arrange a visit – Given the current circumstances visitors to the school will be required to undertake a lateral flow test and wear masks.

Applying for the job

A Recruitment Pack and an Applicant Information Pack are available from the ‘Attachments’ through the link to the on line application.

Select the orange ‘Apply for job’ button, enter your name, email address and tick the box, then click the red ‘Apply now’ button.

After a few seconds, you should be presented with an online application form to complete.

You will be able to save your partially completed form and complete later following the link you will be emailed.

We regret that, for safeguarding reasons CVs will not be accepted and only applications on the specified application form will be considered.

Please ensure you submit your completed form before the closing date/time, as late applications will not be accepted.

In addition, a supporting statement for the selection panel to consider (no more than 2 sides of A4 Arial font size 11) is required to be sent to –

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
135 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01379 676313

About Pulham Church of England Primary School

Pulham Church of England Primary School is a friendly and successful rural Primary School with 135 pupils on roll and a highly committed team of hard-working staff.

Arranging a visit to Pulham Church of England Primary School

If you have any questions about the application process or to arrange to visit the school for a tour, then contact our vice-chair of Governors, Gill Hipwell on

School location

Harleston Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4SZ

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