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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 to L18 scale negotiable for exceptional candidates

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governing Body of St. Mary’s Rickmansworth wish to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational and passionate leader who has the vision, skills, and abilities to lead the school’s development.

The role of Headteacher at St. Mary’s provides a unique opportunity for a confident, ambitious leader who thrives on exciting new challenges and has the experience, drive and passion to work with our forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team to make a positive impact on this school and community.

The new Headteacher will play a key role in the development of the school as it looks to become an academy and join Chess Valley Primary Learning Trust partnering with Sarratt and Christ Church Chorleywood. This is an exciting time to help shape and mould strong collaborative networks across the schools to benefit pupils and staff within each school and across the trust.

We are looking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • Is a person who has vision and will be committed to the children of our school
  • Has proven experience of successful leadership and collaboration, is loyal and honest, as well as having strong personal values
  • Is kind, compassionate and nurturing and so will maintain a school environment where children flourish emotionally, socially and academically
  • Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build on strong working relationships within school, with partners and the wider community
  • Has the ability and ambition to continue to raise standards throughout the school, enabling every child and colleague to reach their full potential
  • Has an understanding of the current Ofsted and SIAMS inspections frameworks to drive performance
  • Has commitment to uphold and promote the school’s Christian ethos and a positive approach to working with the local church community and wider family of schools across the Trust and Diocese

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • A committed and caring staff team who are dedicated to the school and its Christian ethos
  • Happy children who enjoy learning and wider opportunities
  • Supportive and engaged parents
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • The support of an active and committed Governing Body, Trust, Parish Church and Diocese
  • Opportunities for collaboration within Chess Valley Primary Learning Trust and other local networks.

Commitment to safeguarding

St. Mary’s Church of England (VA) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Baring and background check.
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About St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Rickmansworth

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
186 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01923 776529

St Mary's Church of England (VA) Primary School is a one-form entry school set in a lovely semi-rural location in the town of Rickmansworth, with excellent transport links. We are extremely proud of our school and the Christian ethos that lies at the heart of all our school values. In order for every child to achieve, we nurture confidence and equip each child with the necessary skills to be successful. St Mary’s strives to create and sustain a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment in which we encourage each child to become a confident and resilient member of our local community in preparation for their lives ahead. Our children enjoy an exciting, aspirational curriculum which develops their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. They are well prepared for the next stage in their education and for life in modern Britain. Pupils enjoy learning and work hard at school. Their behaviour is good in lessons, at playtime and while moving about the school. Our pupils show respect towards and tolerance of each other and adults.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Rickmansworth

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@stmarys698.herts.sch.uk.

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