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  • Start date details

    1st January 2025

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

LS 14 - LS 20

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our ideal candidate will have:

- Senior leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school improvement

- Impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience

- Clear focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for the pupils

- Excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achieving excellence

- Strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent inter- personal skills

- Innovative ideas to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider community

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

- Supportive, well informed trustees who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence, with commitment to your continuing professional and personal development

- Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust leaders and our partner schools

- A committed, dedicated and friendly team of staff with high expectations of themselves

- Children who love learning

Further details about the role

Due to the internal promotion of the current postholder, trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead the team at St John’s CE Primary School. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school, whilst being committed to enhancing our creative, stimulating, nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to continue on the school’s improvement journey, leading a dedicated, talented team committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made, and that they receive the best quality education possible. You will also actively support the values and ethos of The Sycamore Trust.

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to help progress their career. Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit to the school please contact Hazel Liu at the Trust by email -office@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms are available from Greater Jobs website and returnable via email to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 19th June 2024.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 24th June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 5th July 2024.

Employees of The Sycamore CE Trust have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

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Download an application form - 5.99 MB

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About St John's Church of England Primary School, Radcliffe

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

St John's CE Primary School has a friendly and welcoming Christian community. Our children enjoy coming to school and we have a committed and enthusiastic team of staff under The Sycamore Trust. We have an engaged, proactive and supportive Local Governing Board and our Trust is committed to the wellbeing and career development of our staff. We strive to ensure that children and adults learn in a safe, supported, nurturing environment, where they feel confident, worthy, enthusiastic and valued.

Arranging a visit to St John's Church of England Primary School, Radcliffe

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

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