Walwayne Court School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

The professional duties of the Headteacher are contained in the School Teacher’s Pay and
Conditions document and the key areas of Headship are contained in the DfE Headteachers’
Standards. The post holder will carry out duties in accordance with these documents alongside this Job Description.

Key to this is good leadership. The Headteacher should demonstrate the flexibility in identifying the appropriate leadership style and putting it into practice for each and every challenge. This translates as:
• Reacting with urgency and decisively in an emergency;
• Applying experience and best practice when presented with familiar challenges; and
• Inspiring a culture of leadership in the whole school, to tackle complex challenges and
wicked problems.

Please see the Application pack for a full list of key responsibilities.

Applying for the job

If you would like to apply, please visit jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk to submit an online application form and covering letter no later than Monday 1st February 2021. CVs will not be accepted.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
286 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Walwayne Court School

At Walwayne Court School our educational experiences inspire enjoyment and engagement to
promote well-being for everyone, enabling them to fulfil their potential so that children have a
sense of their role and place in the community.

The members of our school make this a special place in which children can grow into young citizens who are happy, kind to each other, confident and academically ready to take on the world and embrace the challenges that lie ahead.

Respect is at the heart of everything that we do at Walwayne Court School. The values ‘Ready,
Respectful, Safe’ apply to all members of our community: children, staff, governors, parents,
grandparents and volunteers alike, ensuring that this school is a happy place to come to. It is
through this ethos that we all work together to provide a stimulating and purposeful learning
environment. We pursue excellence through well-resourced classrooms and an enthusiastic,
committed staff. Above all, we believe that in order to achieve the best for our children, it is
essential that we work closely in partnership with parents, carers and pupils to support them
throughout their time at Walwayne Court School.

We provide primary education for 4 to 11-year-olds in three stages: Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6). There are ten classes across the school, a number of which have mixed year groups. In the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 our teaching model is based around continuous provision, progressing on to more formal methods of teaching in the later years. The school has a very strong team of teaching staff, ably supported by dedicated support staff including teaching assistants, midday supervisory assistants, administrative and premises staff. There is a highly committed governing body and a dedicated parent teacher association (Friends of Walwayne Court School – FOWCS).

Arranging a visit to Walwayne Court School

We welcome visits to our school during January 2021. These will adhere to Covid-19 guidelines. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Sharon Buxton, School Business Manager, by
emailing sbm@walwaynecourt.wilts.sch.uk or telephoning 01225 776886.

School location

Brook Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9DU

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