10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025 for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 - L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have the H.E.A.R.T to lead our school?

  • Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

ISR: Group 2 (number on roll – 214)

Pay range: L12-L18

Start date: September 2024 (but will consider January 2025 for right candidate)

Closing date for applications: 28/06/2024 – 12 midday.

The Governing Board are looking for an experienced, ambitious leader with a proven track record to lead our school on the next phase of its journey.

The Duke of Bedford Primary School is set in the heart of the village of Thorney. OFSTED graded us as “Good” in 2019. Can you help us to continue to build upon this success and prepare us for our next inspection?

We are looking for a Headteacher who:

  • Has a clear vision with the highest of expectations for all
  • Has the ability to formulate, articulate and implement an ambitious improvement plan
  • Has dynamic leadership qualities that motivate and inspire pupils and staff
  • Possesses the skills and experience to drive improvements through aspirational target setting and supportive performance management
  • Is an enthusiastic team player who can delegate effectively
  • Can excel at financial and strategic planning
  • Has experience around SEND processes and understanding of ordinarily available provision with co-production with parents and children at the heart of the work to be done.
  • Can further develop positive links within the community and collaborate enthusiastically with all stakeholders

If you feel you can make a positive difference to our school, we would love to hear from you. Please download our information pack and submit an application as soon as possible. Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Mrs Pepper at the school office to make appropriate arrangements.

Interviews are set to take place on 11th/12th July 2024

Completed applications can be emailed to chair@dukeofbedford.peterborough.sch.uk

The Governing Board and Peterborough City Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will be subject to satisfactory references being obtained.

What the school offers its staff

• Enthusiastic, motivated and happy children who are excited by learning.

  • A highly supportive, effective and ambitious Governing Body.
  • A dedicated teaching and support team committed to supporting all pupils.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A school committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young persons.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to chair@dukeofbedford.peterborough.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About The Duke of Bedford Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
216 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01733 270243

The Duke of Bedford Primary School is set in the historic village of Thorney, a rural community about seven miles from Peterborough. The village contains many attractive and historic buildings including a fine abbey and even its own museum. There has been a settlement here for hundreds of years. The majority of the children who attend the school come from the village itself, Whilst this is very much a rural community, the school takes an active part in events that take place in Peterborough and values
its involvement with other local schools.

Arranging a visit to The Duke of Bedford Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email paula.pepper@dukeofbedford.net.

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