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  • Start date details

    01 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    29 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£61,882.00 - £71,019.00 Annually (Actual) L 12 - 18*

Headteacher job summary


Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Leadership Group ISR L 12-18*

Pay Range:£61,882 - £71,019 -subject to Government review

Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an exceptional Headteacher at Rothesay Nursery School to lead, motivate, develop and inspire a school community that is committed to giving the children in our care the bespoke curriculum that promotes childrens’ values, a range of life skills and a love of learning. It also requires an individual who can work positively with the staff team to achieve ongoing school improvement.

If you are a dynamic senior leader who sees themselves making local decisions to meet the needs of children as part of the community of nursery schools and early years providers in Luton role then we look forward to receiving your application.

We are looking for an experienced leader who:

  • Has a passion for teaching, is versatile and has demonstrable leadership skills

  • Will promote and embed safeguarding practices, ensuring the safety and welfare of all children and staff

  • Is committed to supporting the needs of children and families

  • Has experience in managing budgets and resources to ensure best value of the schools’ resources

  • Understands the challenges of small nursery schools and can work creatively to provide solutions

  • Can identify areas for development and sustain the change necessary for this to happen

What can Rothesay Nursery School offer you?

  • A motivated team of staff who are committed to further development

  • An established, supportive relationship between the Governing Body and School Staff

  • The chance to have a real impact and put ideas into action and shape the future of our school

About us

Rothesay is a local authority-maintained nursery school, which is in the centre of Luton. The building consists of two large old houses, which have been converted and adapted over the years, giving the school a character of its own. We are proud to be a ‘Green Flag’ school and recognised for the work we do with Families with the ‘Investors in Families’ accreditation.

There are currently 140 children aged between 2 and 5 years old, on roll. The nursery has 48 spaces for funded 2-year-olds. We have 24 places for children with severe and complex needs.. We also provide extended care.

Our Family Worker works across all areas of the school, which is multi-ethnic and our families come from a wide range of cultural and religious backgrounds. Our bi-lingual staff provide additional support to those children learning English as an additional language.

You can find out more about our pathway through our website. https://rothesaynursery.co.uk/

Rothesay Nursery School - “A place to Grow and Learn”


If this role sounds like it might be for you then please see the attached recruitment pack for Job Description & Person Specification. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school and site tours will be offered during the week of 15 April 2024. For an appointment to visit us, please telephone the school office on: 01582 726966.

Application deadline: Midnight Sunday 28th April 2024

Shortlisting: Wednesday 1st May 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2024 with shortlisting during the day

A short 10 minute Presentation will be required at interview. The Presentation title will be provided at confirmation of interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks; therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All adults employed by the school have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The school welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Rothesay Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
129 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5

School location

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