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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Scale L8 – L14 (£56,082 - £65,010)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Wessex Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Headteacher to work over two first schools in the Cheddar Valley area.

We are committed to appointing an individual who has:

  • Excellent leadership, management, communication, and personal skills.
  • A drive and commitment to ensure the schools continue their recent impressive upward trajectory.
  • A proven track record as an outstanding teacher and leader.
  • Deep knowledge of teaching and learning and a good understanding of all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Determination to ensure no learner is left behind so all learners reach their potential.
  • An ability and desire to lead and inspire in all academic, pastoral and operational matters.
  • Total commitment to ensure the safeguarding of all children and thorough knowledge and experience of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role.

What the school offers its staff

It is an exciting time to join the Wessex family as we grow, we can offer:

  • Professional induction, training and continued professional development opportunities.
  • Extended Leadership and other opportunities to develop your career.
  • Excellent collaboration across Trust Schools, extensive learning communities and specialist subject leads to enhance the learning of our young people and enhance your personal development.
  • Staff benefits including reduced leisure centre membership and cycle to work scheme.
  • A staff assistance programme with specialist provider, Carefirst who provide a 24/7 free phone helpline, or face-to-face counselling for every employee.

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 Shipham Church of England First School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9

Arranging a visit to Shipham Church of England First School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kmiklos@wessexlearningtrust.co.uk.

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