Are you looking to work in an exciting forward thinking and dynamic school where the children are at the heart of everything we do? Then we may have just the job for you! Wallace Fields Infant School and Shining Stars Nursery (age range 2 - 7 years) situated in Ewell, Surrey is looking for a bright, enthusiastic and inspirational Headteacher to join our team. This is an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual who is looking to develop and grow in their career.
Wallace Fields Infant & Nursery School is part of South Farnham Educational Trust, a primary multi-academy trust which currently consists of six schools, Wallace Fields Infant & Nursery School, South Farnham School, Highfield South Farnham School, The Raleigh School, Busbridge Infant School & Great Bookham School. We also have an associate member of the Trust - St Mary's C of E (Aided) Infant School.
Our Teaching School Hub is one of 87 centres of excellence for teaching training and development in the country. We provide high-quality professional development to teachers in over 300 schools and at each stage of their career (from TA to executive leadership), including outstanding teacher training, delivery of the Early Career Framework, National Professional Qualifications and Appropriate Body services. Our Appropriate Body currently supports and assesses over 260 Early Career Teachers each year and our RSHE Hub has trained over 1,000 schools since June 2020.
South Farnham SCITT is the largest and leading provider of Primary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in the area. Our Ofsted outstanding provision has also been rated as No.3 in the UK for our School Direct programmes and No.1 in the UK for our employment rates (Good Teacher Training Guide, 2015 and 2017). We train over 170 teachers in schools across Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire and the London Boroughs each year and contribute to ITT at a national level.
Vision and purpose of the Trust
- To create a group of schools that have a shared commitment to ensuring the highest possible outcomes for their children.
- Through close co-operation children, parents and teachers will share professional expertise, training opportunities and facilities to ensure that the whole is greater than the part.
- To create a learning environment where the highest possible standards are a feature of all schools.
- To establish a shared understanding of what works and a reflective, research-based approach to school improvement.
- To celebrate and develop the uniqueness of each school within the MAT family of schools.
Wallace Fields Infant School has an outstanding reputation for being creative, innovative and at the leading edge of educational reform. The school is incredibly proud to receive their second ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED inspection in December 2021.
We are committed to career development for all staff and can provide you with a diverse range of professional development opportunities and involvement in training and supporting you at every stage of your career.
South Farnham Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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 strongly recommend a visit to the school to find out more about this exciting opportunity. Please contact Claire Buckton to arrange a visit.
Wallace Fields Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
Wallace Fields Infant School aims to select staff on merit, irrespective of race, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics.