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:
the ability to lead, inspire, motivate, and support colleagues and children to deliver
quality teaching and learning.
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.
experience of managing a curriculum that ensures high standards of achievement
and creative approaches to teaching and learning.
a proven track record in improving outcomes of EAL and disadvantaged pupils.
the ability and willingness to work in partnership with the Governing Body and Local
of a commitment to Professional Development including accredited leadership
- 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.
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
Primary School develops children’s knowledge & skills
their awareness & understanding
in their learning
barriers to their learning, providing strategies to support them
them their successes.
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)
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:30pm 23rd
- School visit details are in the applicant pack - there are 2 slots available and booked via email@example.com
- 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.
Chair of Governors
The Beeches Primary School
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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