9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: The hours of work shall be in accordance with the provisions set out in the “School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document”.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L17 (£69,970) – L21 (£77,195)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Holds a degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or another recognised teaching qualification.
  • Evidence of recent and relevant continuous professional development.
  • A willingness to commit to continuous professional development.
  • Successful Senior Leadership of a primary school setting.
  • Successful teaching and leadership at a school with SEND provision.
  • Experience of developing and reviewing the school’s strategic plan, together with the Local Governing Body/Trustees, ensuring that key objectives are used to develop school improvement plans.
  • A proven track record of building and implementing a culture of high performance, accountability, and ethical standards from all staffing groups across the school.
  • Experience of raising attainment, setting high expectations and continually raising standards of teaching and learning.
  • Able to implement a climate of learning which enables the best outcome for all pupils.
  • Evidence of maintaining a culture of vigilance in a primary school setting.
  • Experience in evaluating and using a range of data to improve pupil outcomes.
  • Experience of involvement in managing school budgets.
  • Abide by the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education and the Seven Principles of Public Life (The Nolan Principles).
  • Ability to establish and sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction in partnership with those responsible for governance and through consultation with the school community.
  • Ability to champion a culture which is inclusive, supportive, promotes diversity and equality, with ambitious expectations for all pupils.
  • Create a culture where SEND and Pupil Premium pupils experience a positive and enriching school life, regardless of age, ability, aptitude or SEND across all phase groups.
  • Is a visible and high-profile role model with a professional approach that demands excellence, confidence, trust, and respect through inspiring and empowering staff to succeed.
  • Ensure rigorous approaches to identifying, managing, and mitigating risk.
  • Ensures staff have access to high-quality, sustained professional development opportunities to raise standards of teaching and learning for all pupils.
  • Able to communicate a vision with a wide range of audiences and inspire others
  • Committed to safeguarding, including, and promoting the welfare of all stakeholders.
  • Able to build good relationships with parents/carers and the local community.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the National curriculum and experience of curriculum design at the relevant age.
  • Up to date knowledge of national policy, legislation, financial frameworks, and school governance.
  • Knowledge and application of setting high expectations and monitoring progress to continually raise the standards of teaching and learning and outcomes for pupils across all subjects and phases.
  • Operates with financial astuteness, within a clear set of principles centred on the school’s vision.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret comparative data, establishing benchmarks and set targets for improvement.
  • Ability to embed clear quality assurance systems that drive consistency and improvement in performance across the school.
  • Ability to use performance management processes to drive improvement across the school.
  • Ability to co-operate with other schools and learn from their practice.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an experienced leader already contributing to whole school developments.
  • Be passionate about high standards, achievement, and excellence for all.
  • Work with the governing board as appropriate.
  • Work successfully with other schools and organisations.
  • Ensure the school effectively and efficiently operates within the required regulatory frameworks and meets all statutory duties.
  • Maintain positive working relations with fellow professionals and colleagues to improve educational outcomes for pupils.

What the school offers its staff

  • A dedicated, hardworking, and caring team and a committed governing body.
  • Supportive and caring parents and community.
  • An opportunity to develop and drive the future of St Paul’s C of E Primary School.
  • Happy, well-behaved, and motivated pupils who engage in all aspects of school life.

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

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About St Paul's CofE Primary School

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

Core Purpose
 Establish and sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction together with the governing
body and through consultation with the school community.
 Establish and oversee systems, processes, and policies so the school can operate
 Identify problems and barriers to school effectiveness, and develop strategies from school
improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the school’s context.
 Make sure the school improvement strategies are effectively implemented.
 Monitor progress towards achieving the school’s aims and objectives.
 Allocate financial resources appropriately, efficiently, and effectively.
 Abiding by the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education and the Seven Principles of Public Life (The Nolan Principles)

School Culture
 Uphold public trust in school leadership and maintain high standards of ethics, behaviour, and professional conduct.
 Inspire and motivate pupils, staff, and members of the school community to excellence standards of achievement.
 Build a positive and respectful relationship across the school community.
 Serve in the best interests of the school’s pupils.
 Promote positive and respectful relationships across the school community and a safe, orderly, and inclusive environment.
 The school is a multi-cultural provision, and the cultures and beliefs of all communities are respected while preparing children for life in wider British Society.

Teaching, Curriculum and Assessment
 Establish and sustain high-quality teaching across all subjects and phases, based on evidence.
 Ensure teaching is underpinned by subject expertise.
 Effectively use formative assessment to inform strategy and decisions.
 Ensure the teaching of a broad, structures and coherent curriculum.
 Establish curriculum leadership, including subject leaders with relevant expertise and access to professional networks and communities.
 Use valid, reliable, and proportionate approaches to assessing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.
 Our school believes that educational attainment is one of the keys to success but that the development of broad cultural understanding and appreciation of the arts are also important and should be developed.

 Create a culture where pupils experience a positive and enriching school life.
 Uphold educational standards in order to prepare pupils from all backgrounds for their next phase of education and life.
 Ensure a culture of staff professionalism.
 Encourage high standards of behaviour from pupils, bult on rules and routines that are understood by staff and pupils and clearly demonstrated by all adults in school.
 Use consistent and fair approaches to managing behaviour, in line with the school’s
behaviour policy.
 Good behaviour across the school is essential to maintain an effective learning environment and the Headteacher will work to ensure that this is a characteristic of our school.

Additional and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities
 Promote a culture and practices that enables all pupils to access the curriculum.
 Have ambitious expectations for all pupils with SEN and disabilities.
 Ensure the school works effectively with parents, carers, and professionals to identify additional needs and provide support and adaptation where appropriate.
 Ensure the school fulfils statutory duties regarding the SEND Code of Practice.
 Works to ensure that children in receipt of pupil premium benefit from that funding scheme to narrow any achievement gaps between them and other children in the school.
Managing the School
 Ensure staff and pupils’ safety and welfare through effective approaches to safeguarding as part of duty of care.
 Prioritise and allocate financial resources appropriately, ensuring efficient, effectiveness and probity in the use of public funds.
 Manage staff well with due attention to workload.
 Ensure rigorous approaches to identifying, managing, and mitigating risk.
 Create a supportive working environment.

Continuous School Improvement
 Make use of effective and proportional processes of evaluation to identify and analyse complex or persistent problems and barrier, which limit school effectiveness, and identify priority areas for improvement.
 Develop appropriate evidence informed strategies for improvement as part of well-targeted plans which are realistic, timely, appropriately sequences and suited to the school’s context.
 Ensure careful and effective implementation of improvement strategies, which lead to sustained school improvement over time.
 Collaborate with other schools and advisers to ensure that St Paul’s benefits from leading edge practice that contributes to school improvement.

Governance, Accountability and Working in Partnership
 Understand and welcome the role of effective governance, including accepting responsibility.
 Ensure that staff understand their professional responsibilities and are held to account.
 Ensure the school effectively and efficiently operates within the required regulatory frameworks and meets all statutory duties.
 Work successfully with other schools and organisations.
 Maintain working relationships with fellow professionals and colleagues to improve educational outcomes for all pupils.

Professional Development
 Ensure staff have access to appropriate, high standard, professional development opportunities.
 Keep up to date with developments in education.
 Seek training and continuing professional development to meet own development needs.

 Provide a safe, calm, and well-ordered environment for all pupils and staff, focused on safeguarding pupils and developing their exemplary behaviour in school and in the wider society.
 Ensure that the child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures adopted by the governing body are fully implemented and followed by all staff.
 Ensure that sufficient resources and time are allocated to enable staff to discharge their child protection and safeguarding related responsibilities effectively.

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