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  • Start date details

    1st April 2023 (1st September 2023 will be considered for the right candidate)

  • Closing date

    3 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £71,963 and ££84,336

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and Experience


Qualified Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTS or QTLS) (with degree level education or equivalent).

Desirable: National Professional Qualification for Headship (or working towards this) or evidence of other successful post-graduate study (e.g. MA in Education).


Proven recent senior leadership experience in a primary school.

Desirable: Evidence of successful senior leadership as a headteacher in a primary school.


Proven excellent and inspirational teaching in primary sector.

Desirable: Record of substantial and successful class teaching across all stages of primary education.


A proven track record of raising pupil achievement across a wide range of abilities and backgrounds including children with EAL, Pupil Premium and SEND.


Experience of creating a culture of inclusivity whilst simultaneously driving up standards demonstrating ambition for all pupils.


An ability to plan, develop and communicate a clear vision for the future of the school and to motivate and inspire all stakeholders to work towards achieving this.


Experience of Initiating and managing change to meet the school’s strategic objectives.


An ability to motivate and inspire others promoting a culture of self-evaluation and personal development for all


An understanding of the principles of excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, experience of continuous monitoring and management of intervention.


Knowledge and understanding of how to provide a broad and balanced education and the widest range of opportunities for all pupils, including disadvantaged children and those with SEND, to enable them to achieve their full potential.


Experience and understanding of managing people, budgets and IT in relation to its effective use in the curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

A large community primary school, William Cobbett is located in Weybourne, Farnham, taking pupils from a wide area across the north-east of the town. Following the amalgamation of a small infant school and a neighbouring larger junior school in 2015, William Cobbett now has approximately 465 pupils on roll and occupies a large split-site, linked across the playing fields. As pupils move from Infants to Juniors, William Cobbett pupils are joined by others from two feeder and other local infant schools. The school also has a specialist High COIN facility, The Woodland Centre, that caters for children across the primary age group with communication and interaction needs, predominantly those on the autistic spectrum. The school firmly believes in creating an atmosphere of solidarity where all children learn alongside each other where possible and all feel valued and part of the school community.

Having undergone a recent refurbishment, the junior site boasts twelve mainstream classrooms, two classes in the Woodland Centre, a music room, computer suite, learning hubs for small groups, a cookery room and an Astro-turf mini-pitch alongside the playgrounds and field. The infant site consists of four classrooms including a large purpose-built early-years space with significant opportunities for outdoor learning. All year groups have access to their own bank of laptops or iPads and both sites include a hall and library.

Pupils’ behaviour and attendance at the school is excellent. The children speak very highly of the school and thoroughly enjoy their learning. When walking around the school, there is a real buzz coming from each classroom. One member of staff recently described the pupils as “absolutely amazing,” saying she was “so incredibly proud of the children”.

Commitment to safeguarding

William Cobbett Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Further details can be found in the policy section our website: www.william-cobbett.surrey.sch.uk

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About William Cobbett Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01252 312772

William Cobbett is a large primary school in the north of Farnham in Surrey. We also have a Special Needs Support Centre catering for children with communication and interaction needs. We are an inclusive school and have the happiness and welfare of pupils at the heart of our work. Staff work closely together and want our children to enjoy their time at school, work hard and achieve well.

Arranging a visit to William Cobbett Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@william-cobbett.surrey.sch.uk.

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