Ravensdale Primary School, Coventry, West Midlands

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

The Headteacher will have overall responsibility for the organisation and management of the whole school. The Headteacher will deliver vision, leadership and strategic direction to secure the overall effectiveness and continued improvement of the school.

The core purpose of the Headteacher is to provide professional leadership and management for the school. This will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school's work. To succeed, the Headteacher must establish high quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning and using personalised learning to realise the potential of all pupils. The Headteacher must establish a safe culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils.

Employee benefits

Coventry City Council benefits package

Applying for the job

The first stage of the application process is to complete the application form along with the following questions (maximum 750 words per question). Your supporting statement should also be a maximum of 750 words. Then submit applications to recruitment@ravensdale.coventry.gov.uk

Question 1) How would you approach the first 90 days in the role?

Question 2) Describe your leadership style, touching upon your strengths and development areas.

From these, a shortlist of candidates will be selected on 7th July and invited to attend an interview. The interviews will take place over two days with a series of activities including a formal interview and presentation. Given the current restrictions due to Covid-19, the interviews will be conducted face to face in the school hall on 13th and 14th July, with social distancing adhered to. If for whatever reason, you cannot attend face to face, please let us know so alternative arrangements can be made.

References will be sought prior to interview.

School visits will be held on Friday 26th and Monday 29th June, to arrange a visit to the school, please email recruitment@ravensdale.coventry.gov.uk.

The role will start on 1st January 2021, or earlier by arrangement.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
455 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Ravensdale Primary School

Ravensdale is a two form entry school, situated in the east of the city, on Ravensdale Road in Wyken; we serve many families from the surrounding area. The school has 464 pupils on role and a 52 place Nursery provision together with a Playgroup for children from age 2. Our fantastic children, supportive parent community and genuine warmth of relationships mean that the school has a real family ethos.

We have a rich curriculum, providing every child with exciting and engaging learning experiences both within the classroom and beyond, enabling all pupils to achieve. We do all we can to provide exciting extra-curricular activities, school trips, visitors and residential visits to give our children as many opportunities as possible. We strive to ensure that all children feel valued, happy and cared for. Inclusion is a priority for the school.

Our school environment is a vibrant, inspiring place to be. We boast a newly built multi-use games area (MUGA) and a purpose-built music cabin. Both of these investments highlight our dedication to implementing a broad curriculum and commitment to educating the whole child with high quality staff and facilities. Our music provision is highly regarded locally with our choir winning the Leamington Festival in 2019 and supporting Coventry Philharmonic Choir in the Autumn Term.

We are part of the Elements school cluster of 9 local schools and have community links. As a Governing Board, we are a friendly, proactive bunch who aim to be supportive. In the last year, we have supported school events, brought in volunteers to enhance the school premises and secured funding along with the money raised by the PSA to build a new trim trail.

Arranging a visit to Ravensdale Primary School

School visits will be held on Friday 26th and Monday 29th June. To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 02476 444966 or e-mail recruitment@ravensdale.coventry.sch.uk

School location

Ravensdale Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 5GQ

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