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St Thomas and St Anne CofE Primary School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L6-L13, £47,735-£56,721 per annum

Job summary

Letter from the Chair of Governors

Thank you for expressing an interest in the position of Headteacher at St Thomas & St Anne’s CofE Primary School, which also includes a growing Nursery. Our governing body is seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspiring and driven leader who will build on the school’s many strengths and Christian values.

Our school’s ethos of ‘Caring, Growing and Learning Together’ is at the heart of what we do for our pupils, staff and community.

The governors are extremely proud of our school and the delightful children who attend. We strive to provide an excellent learning environment where pupils and staff feel happy, safe and supported and pupils are enabled to achieve their full potential. We are proud of our Christian ethos and our place in the wider community as a fully inclusive primary school with a very good reputation within the locality.

We have experienced and dedicated teachers, teaching assistants and support staff, all of whom are valued members of the team and are encouraged and supported to share ideas to improve our school further, helping everyone to grow and develop.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England
Education phase
School size
107 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01743 860400

About St Thomas and St Anne CofE Primary School

St Thomas & St Anne’s Primary School is in Hanwood, often referred to as ‘Hanwood School’, situated in a rural village about 4 miles from Shrewsbury town centre and is on a road leading to the beautiful South Shropshire Hills which is easily accessed just off the A5.

The foundation governors regularly review the RE and Collective Worship curriculum and develop positive relationships across the school, including leading weekly assemblies and regular Open the Book assemblies.

Outside there is space for both play and outdoor learning with 2 playgrounds (each for KS1 and KS2), a field for sporting activities, and a wildlife garden. Our sports premium funding has helped develop CPD and training for our teachers by working with external agencies and our school has been represented positively in hub school competitions and extra-curricular sporting activities, whilst also investing in new equipment for pupils to enjoy.

We have a well-attended Early Birds provision from 8am, offering activities and a positive start to the day. Our school also deliver Arts Award Discover & Explore levels through Trinity College London, giving the pupils an award and national certificate by the time they leave for secondary school. Every class has an interactive white board and there is a class set of laptops and iPads.

We have a yearly School Council Committee who help steer and shape our school and activities, putting pupil voice at the heart of what we do. We offer a wide range of after school activities which are delivered by our teachers, external agencies and volunteers.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas and St Anne CofE Primary School

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions there is no opportunity to visit our school, however, we have put together a guided video tour for you to view, available on request.

There will also be an opportunity to meet 2 members of our SLT via Microsoft Teams and ask any questions you may have on 3rd March 2021 at either 1.30pm OR 4pm.

Please contact the School Business Manager directly to receive the video tour and book onto a Teams meeting:

School location

Cruckmeole, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 8JN

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