Job Share Primary Headteacher

Fulbourn Primary School, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Job details

Working pattern Will consider part-time, job share
Salary Lead Practitioners range 14 to Lead Practitioners range 21, £56,579 to £67,183 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Job Share Primary Headteacher
Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

Start date: September 2020
Salary Band: L14 to L21 Prorated to hours worked
Contract Type: Part Time (some flexibility on hours/days)
Contract Term: Permanent

Overview of Role
Fulbourn Primary school is a thriving village school just outside Cambridge with excellent community support and engagement. We have recently completed purpose-built premises and outstanding facilities; the school offers a wonderful environment in which to work and learn.
Having successfully trailblazed the concept of a co-headship and after many successful years of partnership, one of our heads has decided it is time to move on. As a result, we are offering the opportunity for someone to join our successful school in a part-time headteacher position.
We are searching for a collaborative and ambitious person to work with our existing head and share in the adventure of leading our school, and share in our educational values of Courage, Curiosity, Compassion and Creativity.

A successful candidate will be:
• A proven, effective and inspirational leader looking to coach people and grow their potential
• A collaborator who thrives when working with others
• Creative, bringing new ideas to guide the vision of our school for the future
• A strategic thinker anticipating and solving problems proactively
• Able to build outstanding relationships with children
• Committed to the expectation of outstanding teaching, with the skills to support teachers in achieving this
• Professional and someone of personal integrity
• Adaptable and approachable

What we offer:
• A dedicated, supportive and established leadership team
• A rare opportunity to share the accountability of headship with an experienced head
• A caring environment rated by Ofsted as ‘Good’
• 300 thoughtful, engaged and passionate pupils
• A unique approach to school curriculum which focuses on building memorable learning experiences and broadening their horizons to reach their potential in all aspects of education
• A supportive and engaged governing body
• A highly capable and hardworking PTfA
• A solid financial base for the school
• Connections with local Cambridge entities, University and local businesses
• Brand new purpose-built buildings designed to support outdoor learning and engagement with the environment
• Fabulous classrooms and IT facilities
• External leadership coaching

Visits and application packs can be arranged by contacting Kath McGuire:
Telephone: 01223 712 525
Our existing head, Claire Pickard, would love to take the time to discuss the role in an informal conversation, she can be contacted on or the same phone number as above.
Closing date for applications are: 9th of December
Interviews: 16th and 17th of December

Essential educational requirements

University degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Safeguarding and child protection
Current Head/Deputy/Assistant experience in a Primary setting rated good or better

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 308 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Fulbourn Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Fulbourn Primary School

At Fulbourn Primary School, we believe that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. We create a nurturing environment and set challenging targets for pupils and staff. As a result, children at our school thrive and fulfil their potential. We want all children to feel that they have something to offer that is valued. We believe they should be excited about and enthralled by learning, brimming with further questions that they want to explore.

School location

School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5BH