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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    4 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L06 – L10

Headteacher job summary

DEMAT is seeking a determined, well-informed leader who puts children at the heart of everything that they do, who aligns with our educational outlook and wants to influence and drive the future development of education in our schools, and who can demonstrate our Trust values of aspiration, love, community, respect and trust.

Our vision is for every child to flourish, to be introduced to the richness of human experience, and to understand and question the world around them. If you feel you would be able to bring this vision to life through your work as a Headteacher within our Trust, we welcome hearing from you.

As Headteacher of Thriplow Church of England Primary Academy, the successful candidate would have the opportunity not only to further develop and grow the school, but to excel in a role that would be career defining and extremely rewarding.

We are therefore looking to appoint an ambitious leader for January 2023, who will build on the existing strengths and opportunities of the school. Working in collaboration with the Trust and a very supportive parental body, governing body, and community, the Headteacher will be key in leading the school’s journey to be a high-quality provider of education for all the children.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is able to demonstrate how curriculum is the driving force of a school;
  • Holds the highest expectations for behaviour and can demonstrate clear understanding of how to implement and maintain these in the classroom and around the school;
  • Will demonstrate why the ability to teach reading is so important;
  • Has the ability and knowledge required to ensure we continue to improve;
  • Is able to empower and motivate children, staff and parents, being a visible presence in and around the school;
  • Can demonstrate proven leadership experience;
  • Has proven experience at accelerating pupil progress through assessment and intervention, and understands how to lead this;
  • Is able to meet all aspects of the Headteacher Standards 2020;
  • As well as for pupils, holds high expectations of all colleagues and themselves; and
  • Can lead a dedicated workforce of teachers and support staff, demonstrating by example.

We are committed to providing systems of high-quality support and challenge to ensure that our school leaders develop and that our schools continually improve. Our leaders have direct links with each other, our Education Team, and our central support teams. We provide significant operational and management support, and together we are building a strong offer for professional development at each level.

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About Thriplow CofE Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
112 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Email address

Thriplow School is at the heart of the local community. We are a happy and academically successful academy within the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT), situated in the vibrant village of Thriplow and close to the University City of Cambridge.

We have high aspirations for all the children in our care. Our talented and committed staff team ensures that each child is treated as an individual and given every opportunity to thrive academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Our exciting curriculum provides rigour, depth and breadth; during their time at Thriplow, children develop skills in our Wildspace, receive excellent school based learning, worship together and also enjoy a wide variety of sporting activities and educational visits. They are encouraged to look beyond the school gates and consider how they can make their mark on the wider world.

Arranging a visit to Thriplow CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrteam@demat.org.uk.

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