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GLF Schools
Lightwater, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF Leadership Scale 18-24
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
17th May 2024 09:00 AM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1419016

Lightwater Village Infant School and Hammond Junior School (part of GLF schools) are looking for a new substantive Headteacher to join them in September 2024.

Lightwater Village School (two-form entry infant with Nursery) and Hammond Junior School (two-form entry) seek to recruit an outstanding leader who will understand, inspire and be proud to represent the school community.

Your opportunity

We are looking for an exceptional professional who can innovatively guide, support and challenge not only the two schools in Lightwater, but also have a significant impact within the group of schools in the cluster and more widely in the Trust.

We welcome applications from individuals who can apply empathy and are emotionally intelligent. Candidates should be driven by a clear moral purpose and a passion for working with children and young people. They should have the ability to be a role model to staff and children, build teams, and empower others.

At GLF Schools, we strive for an inclusive environment where staff and children are comfortable expressing their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on race, sex, gender reassignment. age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion/belief.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a large Multi Academy Trust that comprises 42 schools (Primary and Secondary) across the Southeast of England with a large central team of talented and passionate specialists.

About Hammond and Lightwater Schools

Both schools stand at the heart of the village community of Lightwater. They offer an outstanding start to education for children from Nursery to Year 6, consistently achieving excellence, yet also engaging children in imaginative and exciting curriculum whereby learning comes alive.

The schools sit within a newly established cluster of schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Lightwater Village School and Hammond Junior School, the cluster includes the following other schools; Springfield, Cordwalles, Pine Ridge and Lorraine.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • A growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity, and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

Our Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive teaching pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details:

Start date: September 2024 (January start negotiable for an exceptional candidate)

Contract type: Full time, Permanent

Pay Scale: GLF Leadership Scale 18-24

Close Date: 17th May 2024 9am

Shortlisting Date: 17th May 2024

Interview Date: Friday 24th May 2024



Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.