Headteacher - September 2020 St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Slough, Berkshire

Job description

Accountable to the Governing Body, the Headteacher is the prime mover in creating, inspiring and embodying the Christian ethos and culture of this Church school, securing its mission statement with all members of the school community and ensuring an environment for teaching and learning that empowers both staff and students to achieve their highest potential.
Thus, the core purpose of the Headteacher is to provide professional leadership and management for the school. To gain this success the Headteacher must establish high quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning to realise the potential of all pupils. The Headteacher must establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils within a strong Christian ethos.
The Headteacher is the leading professional in the school and provides vision, leadership and direction and ensures that it is managed and organised to meet its aims and targets. The Headteacher, working with others, is responsible for evaluating the school’s performance to identify the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all; developing policies and practices; ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the school’s aims and for the day-to-day management, organisation and administration of the school.
The Headteacher secures the commitment of the wider community by developing and maintaining effective partnerships with, for example, schools, other services and agencies for children, the Local Authority and Diocesan officers.
Drawing on the support provided by members of the school's church and wider communities, the Headteacher is responsible for creating a productive learning environment which is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils.

Essential educational requirements

Able to provide evidence of CPD.

Able to communicate and model vision & values both within and beyond the school.

Experience of successfully initiating, implementing and evaluating change and development.

Able to demonstrate ability to implement strategies for raising achievement and achieving excellence for all.

Demonstrates understanding of the management of behaviour & attendance.

Proven ability to lead curriculum design and management.

Is able to use data (in a variety of forms), benchmarks and feedback to monitor progress in pupils learning and development to inform personalisation and identify key objectives for the school.

Experience of planning and managing projects for implementing change.

Understanding of legal issues relating to managing a school including Child Protection, Equal Rights and Discrimination law, Human Rights and Employment Legislation.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers (NPQH) or
equivalent (may be working towards).

Essential skills and experience

Senior Leadership experience as Head, Assistant Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher at EYFS, KS1 and/or KS2.

Employee benefits

Opportunities for CPD as required.
Primary Heads' Association.
Really nice office - very well fitted and still as new.

About St Mary's Church of England Primary School

St Mary’s, a large, very diverse urban primary school in Slough town centre which was set up to serve the needs of its local community whatever their culture, faith or religion; at present the school’s largest population is from a Muslim faith and cultural background. The school will become fully three-form entry in September 2019; a significant building programme was recently completed to accommodate this. St Mary’s accepts all children throughout the year, works to meet their needs recognising their cultures, backgrounds, former experiences, abilities, gender and beliefs. Our vision of ‘Building a bright future for myself, my school and my community’ reminds us to shine our light on all that we do and to stay true to the school’s Christian values. We strive to deliver an excellent curriculum to achieve this and ensure a high standard of education for our children, underpinned by our core values of Love, Forgiveness, Responsibility, Honesty and Respect which permeate the school at every level. Achievements include long-standing recognition for Primary Quality Mark and as a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting School and Eco-Schools’ Green Flag Award. SIAMS

Yew Tree Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2AR
LA Maintained School
St Mary's Church of England Primary School website (opens in a new window)