This job expired on 28 March 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 – L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

• An outstanding primary practitioner with a track record of professional and inspirational leadership and management, leading to high quality education by effectively managing the curriculum and whole school improvement.

• Able to build a clear vision, leadership and direction for the further development of the school.

• Accountable for their own actions and the actions of their staff.

• Able to work on their own initiative, whilst balancing the needs of building a consistently strong staff team.

• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating standards of attainment, learning and teaching and is able to create clear and robust action plans to ensure that all children reach their full potential, including the most vulnerable learners.

• Able to lead a culture that promotes a love of learning, lifelong skills and prepares our children for the challenges that the future holds.

• An effective communicator with staff, parents/carers and the wider community.

What the school offers its staff

• Enthusiastic and eager pupils who are always keen to learn.

  • Committed parents/carers and excellent links with the local community.
  • A supportive environment for a leader with passion and drive to steer the school towards an outstanding quality of education for all.
  • Strong partnerships with local schools, the local authority and other stakeholders.
  • A governing body and staff team who are forward looking and keen to develop the best opportunities for children.

Further details about the role

The governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding leader for this vibrant primary school for children aged 2 – 11 years. The school is a happy environment where children are placed at the heart of everything and so thrive in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Our governing body are looking for a skilled and special individual who can continue to move our school forward in the current educational climate, including within the potential academisation agenda. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the school at an exciting time through the next phase of its journey – we are ambitious for the future and start from a very strong foundation with an excellent team of governors, teachers and staff, engaged parents/carers and absolutely fantastic children. Applications would be welcomed from current headteachers or senior leaders who are seeking an opportunity for career progression.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body of Swansfield Park Primary School are committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks deemed appropriate.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Swansfield Park Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
356 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

What is special about Swansfield Park Primary School:
● We are set in the beautiful town of Alnwick in Northumberland and provide opportunities for an exceptional educational experience.
● The children enjoy their time at school and thrive on the experiences and
opportunities the school provides.
● We place a high importance on forming strong relationships, with parents, families, and local and wider communities.

Arranging a visit to Swansfield Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gillian.givens@swansfield.northumberland.sch.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby


Quick Apply

Morpeth Road Academy

Bates Avenue, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 5TQ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Northumberland