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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 February 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

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Governors are seeking an exceptional candidate with:

✔ A high level of motivation to match that of pupils, staff and parents;

✔ The energy and ambition to further develop our creative and innovative curriculum and to continue to improve

the quality of education for all pupils;

✔ Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong, approachable and supportive leadership and management style;

✔ A deep understanding of Inclusion across the primary phase;

✔ The vision and commitment to lead in an environment which will make a difference for every child.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Smitham

• Commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Ensuring all staff have access to high quality training, including in-house,

cluster, external providers and whole school subscription to the National


• Commitment to Staff Well-being and Mental Health

Robust policy and systems in place prioritising, promoting and supportingstaff well-being

Employee Assistance Programme provides free access to confidential adviceand counselling

• Strong Community – staff, families, Governors and Cluster

Providing community events within groups and across all groups toengender a cohesive community

• Effective Governance

One body, who attend all meetings, ensures clarity and transparency

enabling governors to be very supportive and insightful ‘critical friends’

• Strong and stable staff across the whole school

Teachers, teaching assistants, kitchen and site staff

• Excellent facilities to enhance quality first teaching

• Good transport links and designated space in staff car park

Commitment to safeguarding

Smitham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Smitham Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
589 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 660 4399

Smitham is a popular primary school within an exceptional setting.
The school has been expanding from two to three forms of entry since 2019, currently with three classes in Years R-4. Due to popular demand we have opened a second Nursery class.

Arranging a visit to Smitham Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email apotter@smitham.croydon.sch.uk.

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