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    Required for September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

£63,745 to £69,407 per annum (L7 to L11, Inner London Group 1)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an experienced candidate who will bring joy, ambition and compassionate leadership to ensure Balham remains an exciting and safe place to learn, reinforce our ethos and deliver on our strategic goals.

The right leader will have;

  • proven and successful experience in school leadership and management
  • the ability to inspire and motivate
  • excellent communication skills
  • strategic vision and skillset to maintain and further develop partnerships between children, parents, governors and the wider community.
  • Experience in Early Years and the EYFS curriculum
  • SENCo experience

Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange, please contact the school office on

0208 874 7786 or email admin@balham-nursery.wandsworth.sch.uk

What the school offers its staff

Balham Nursery is located in the heart of Balham, a residential area in the Borough of Wandsworth.

Further details about the role

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact Lesley Lynch Senior HR Officer, on 07929874351 or email: csschools@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to receive an application pack or with enquiries regarding the application process.

Completed application should be returned to the school by email: csschools@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

Closing date: 24th April 2024 (at Noon)

Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 29th April 2024

Please call 020 8871 8270 or email csschools@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk and confirm the receipt of your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

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

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

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About Balham Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
59 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5
Phone number
0208 874 7786

Balham is the oldest of the three maintained nursery schools in Wandsworth. The school was set up over 85 years ago by members of the local community and others dedicated to the principles of nursery education. From 1 April 2021 Balham will join with Eastwood Nursery School to form the Wandsworth Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools. We provide the highest quality early years education for children aged 2-4 and have 8 SEND specialist places for 2 -3 year olds. We were delighted that following our most recent School OFSTED inspection (9th January 2018) we received an “Outstanding” grading, our fifth successive Outstanding. Our ethos is based on creativity, nurture and respect and in everything we do, we are driven by the best interests of the child.

Arranging a visit to Balham Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@balham-nursery.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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