19 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£Competitive for the right applicant + Relocation support

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Philip’s CE Primary School is a 1.5FE Voluntary Aided primary, rated Good (Ofsted 2021 and SIAMS 2023).

St Philip’s, located close to the city centre of Cambridge, offers a wonderful mix of cultural diversity and close community ties. As a focal point for our families, the school has a mission to welcome all and enable the children in our care to fulfil their potential in a safe and stimulating environment.

We are seeking a Headteacher with the vision and ability to inspire our school community as a centre of academic and pastoral excellence for all. In November 2021 Ofsted rated us ‘Good’; since then, a period of uncertainty has presented challenges. We seek a Head with an appetite for wise management, who can take forward the stabilisation and improvement that is already underway.

You will be leading a vibrant and welcoming school – an exciting place to work with children from a wide range of backgrounds, and compassionate staff who work hard to deliver a first-class education. The school is supported by dedicated Governors who will give you strong support as the school embarks on a new stage of its journey.

If, as an existing Head – or indeed a Deputy or Interim Head looking to step into Headship – you believe you offer the leadership talent which inspires and motivates others towards excellence, then we would love to hear from you.

Applications are sought from both practising Christians and those committed to supporting the Christian ethos of the school.

Closing date:Monday 11 March at 12 Noon Interviews:Monday 18 March (one day)

We would warmly encourage you to visit St Philip’s to see the children and staff at work – as well as the exciting building improvements nearing completion. We are confident that you will sense the warmth, welcome and friendliness of the whole school community.

In the first instance please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Consultant, in complete confidence on01737 652043orldowds@emmausleadership.me, to obtain the full recruitment pack. You can also contact the Chair of Governors, Dr Seb Falk, via chair@stphilips.cambs.sch.uk at any time.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

What the school offers its staff

Salary:£Competitive for the right applicant + Relocation support Location: Romsey, Cambridge Contract Type: Full Time Contract Term: Permanent Start Date: September 2024

St Philip’s CE Primary School is a 1.5FE Voluntary Aided primary, rated Good (Ofsted 2021 and SIAMS 2023).

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Philip’s CE (A) 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. Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, two satisfactory references and a disclosure of Criminal Record and Disqualification Declaration.

In line with guidance from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, an online search will also be completed for shortlisted candidates.

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About St Philip's CofE Aided Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
270 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01737 652043

We are a rapidly improving school, being judged ‘Good’ in November 2021. We are looking to appoint an excellent Full-time Class Teacher to join our friendly, committed and hardworking staff after half-term. This is a brilliant time to be joining our friendly and dynamic team. We are a growing, urban primary school close to the centre of Cambridge with a diverse and dynamic local community. We have close connections with our local churches and other faith groups as well as growing connections with the University of Cambridge.

Arranging a visit to St Philip's CofE Aided Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

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