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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 Hours Per Week

Contract type


Pay scale

L22 - L28

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Golden Thread Alliance are looking for anInspirational, experienced Head Teacher who has a proven track record in successfully leading all phases within the Primary sector. This enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate will lead the exciting project of amalgamating the Riverview Infant and Riverview Junior school during their first year. The new Headteacher will continue to raise standards of achievement, be responsible for all day- to -day management of the children, staff, adult users and resources so as to promote and secure the achievement and wellbeing of all children and adults. The Headteacher will work with the DCEO, the senior school improvement partner, school leadership team and Local Governing Body to provide an environment in which all staff and children are enabled to achieve success and to build towards achieving their potential.

Alongside the job description and person specification, we are looking for an outstanding candidate who is:

  • People centred – we want someone who will fit well within the team, whilst having empathy for the countless challenges that our families and staff encounter on a daily basis.
  • Hardworking and dedicated – understanding the variety and complexityof the role, whilst also acknowledging the extended working hours that are required on occasions.
  • An expert at multi-tasking – as the role has many levels, working with a multitudeof people to work with, and lots to achieve on a daily and weekly basis, as well as to achieve longer term goals.
  • Loyal and committed – someone who sees themselves up for a rewarding and challenging journey.
  • A reflective communicator – who loves listening to all stakeholders and thrives on solving problems.
  • Fun – without doubt, in this role you are going to have to have a senseof humour!

Above and beyond everything, the successful candidate will not only know and understand our Trust Values, but will be able to articulate clearly and passionately, how these values will be lived by you - every day.

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

What the school offers its staff

Our staff benefits package includes:

  • Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development
  • Two family days
  • Half-day Christmas Shopping Leave
  • Access to Local Government Pension scheme/Teachers’ Pensions
  • Eyecare vouchers through Specsavers
  • Annual Flu Jab offer for all staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing

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

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About the schools

Multi-academy trust

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of nine schools. Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Golden Thread values of Respect, Responsibility, Equality, Courage, Integrity, Ambition and Kindness.

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
504 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Arranging a visit to The Golden Thread Alliance

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stacy.wickes@golden-thread.org.

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