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  • Earliest start date

    15 April 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full-time position

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 to L27

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of The Beeches Primary School, Peterborough, are looking for a Headteacher with a passion for education and the knowledge, skills and vision to build on strong foundations and drive our school forward. We are looking for a headteacher who can build on a good foundation, with improving results amid the very real challenges of disadvantage and SEND. In the associated applicant pack, you will find information about our school, the local area, and the qualities our children, staff and parents are looking for in a Headteacher. You will also find the job description and person specification for this role. If you are the inspirational leader we are looking for, who will empower, develop, support and challenge everyone in our school community to achieve their potential, please apply for the role by completing the accompanying application form and candidate statement.The governing board seek a candidate who is an excellent and experienced senior leader who will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, inspire, motivate, and support colleagues and children to deliver quality teaching and learning.
  • Have high expectations and aspirations for all children.
  • Have the interpersonal skills (see below) necessary to understand, communicate with and engage all stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively within the school team environment.
  • Develop and maintain a clear identity and culture for the school that pupils, staff, and the broader community are proud to be associated with.
  • Have experience of managing a curriculum that ensures high standards of achievement and creative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Show a proven track record in improving outcomes of EAL and disadvantaged pupils.
  • Possess the ability and willingness to work in partnership with the Governing Body and Local Authority
  • Evidence of a commitment to Professional Development including accredited leadership training
  • Maintain the ability to act with energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humour in all areas of work at The Beeches Primary School.

Applicants are likely to be serving headteachers, or experienced deputy headteachers able to demonstrate evidence of working towards a headteacher role and experience in covering these responsibilities.

What the school offers its staff

The Beeches Primary School is a welcoming and inclusive primary school in the centre of Peterborough. Our children come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, making for a diverse and vibrant learning community. Our children make very good progress, are enthusiastically engaged in their learning and behave consistently well.


The Beeches Primary School develops children’s knowledge & skills

Encourages their awareness & understanding

Supports them in their learning

Identifies barriers to their learning, providing strategies to support them

Celebrate with them their successes.

Our broad, precise and ambitious curriculum enables every child to meet or exceed expectations.


By 2027, every child will perform to the best of their abilities, regardless of their start points, needs and challenges. Every child and staff member feels valued and thrives in a school community where children gain the skills and knowledge to help pave the way for their future selves; life-long learning prepares them for a changing world.

The Beeches 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. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. They will also be required to sign a declaration form declaring that they are not disqualified from undertaking this work under the “Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009”.

References, one of which should be the Chair of your current governing board/Headteacher of your current school, will be sought for candidates invited to interview. For serving Headteachers, this reference may be from your Local Authority/the CEO of your Academy Trust. All applications will, of course, be treated in the strictest confidence.

Further details about the role

Application Process:

  • An application pack including the Job Description and Person Specification and the application forms are available on the school website, and attached here on Gov.UK.
  • Applicants must submit their completed application forms (Both Part 1 and Parts 2A & 2B) to headship@epm.co.uk by 12:30pm 23rd February 2024.
  • School visit details are in the applicant pack - there are 2 slots available and booked via office@beeches.peterborough.sch.uk
  • Interviews and Assessments to a panel of governors and advisors will be 25-26 March 2024.
  • A decision on a preferred candidate will be ratified by the Board of Governors, in liaison with the Local Authority, w/c 27th March 2024 and communicated as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest.

Gavin Bateman,

Chair of Governors

The Beeches Primary School


Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to keeping children safe in education. Under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 we have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. The school are alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Authority Safeguarding Children Partnership Board’s procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

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About The Beeches Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
613 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

The Beeches is a welcoming and inclusive primary school in the centre of Peterborough.
Our children come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, making for a diverse and vibrant learning community. Our children make very good progress, are enthusiastically engaged in their learning and behave consistently well.

Arranging a visit to The Beeches Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email g.bateman@beeches.peterborough.sch.uk.

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