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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    28 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£69,970 - £83,081

Pay scale

Leadership L17-24

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Successful experience as a Headteacher, Head of School or Deputy Headteacher.
  • Experience of developing a highly exciting and innovative curriculum, which is personalised to the needs of the whole pupil.
  • Demonstrable success in raising standards and setting challenging targets at Trust and/or school level.
  • Experience of supporting the management of significant organisational development and change.
  • Experience of presenting high quality, strategic information to Governors, and supporting their role.
  • Experience and evidence of managing, developing, inspiring and motivating staff.
  • The ability to set appropriate targets for the improvement of school performance and how to establish, monitor and evaluate an action plan in relation to those targets
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation and procedures and the ability to promote a culture of safeguarding across the school community.
  • Hold a relevant teaching qualification and QTS, ideally with NPQH.

What the school offers its staff

  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved pupils.
  • A very supportive, active Governing Committee.
  • Work with a collaborative team that is passionate about the progress and development of every child.
  • A welcoming, warm and supportive staff team.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities at all levels.

We are part of a dynamic and supportive MAT, the Vision Academy Learning Trust, which was established in 2016 and currently consists of three secondary schools, of which one is a teaching school, and five primary schools.

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About Whinstone Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01642 750318

Our Headteacher is retiring after 20 years at Whinstone, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who will further develop our inclusive and nurturing ethos. Whinstone is a successful school for primary aged children located in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton On Tees. The school currently has 476 pupils. In our last Ofsted inspection in April 2022 we achieved a good outcome. We offer a very rich, broad curriculum and aim to ensure all pupils thrive at Whinstone, feeling safe, having fun and enjoying success. We want our pupils’ time in our school to be memorable, build upon what they know and can do and help them become lifelong learners. We are determined to have the very best practice in teaching and learning and to create inspirational learning experiences for all of our children. To be an effective part of this journey it is essential that our new Headteacher believes passionately that every child can make excellent academic, social and personal progress. Our intake is wide ranging by nature, and we are proud of our very inclusive philosophy. We are a friendly school; our children are happy, well behaved, enthusiastic and enjoy learning. Staff are well supported and offer support to each other as we help each other to be the best we can be.

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