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Federation Head Teacher

Knapp Road, Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2HQ
Crossways Federation
Full Time
Leader: L18 (£64,143) – L24 (£73,559)
20th January 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
11th February 2022 12:05 PM
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Start date
1st September 2022
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1204832

Federation Head Teacher

Federation Head Teacher Pay range: L18 (£64,143) – L24 (£73,559)

Required from: 1 September 2022

Number on roll: Infant school – 177; Junior school – 231

Ofsted rating: - Infant school – Good; Junior school – Good

The Crossways Schools are a federation of two schools, Crossways Infant School and Crossways Junior School. The schools are situated in the expanding market town of Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.

Being a federation of an Infant school and a Junior school on the same site, we believe that we have the best of both worlds. We have the advantage of separateness enabling us to maintain the focus on younger children in the Infant school and the more grown-up feel and greater independence within the Junior school whilst acting as a virtual primary school to get the benefits of a single school where appropriate.

The Governors are seeking to appoint someone who:

• Is an experienced Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher who is innovative and a visionary who can drive improvement and continue to embed high quality teaching and learning to ensure that every child has the opportunity to progress and reach their potential;

• Is a collaborative leader who will nurture and develop staff at every level, enabling them to shine;

• Is empathetic and compassionate and has a genuine care for the wellbeing of all staff and children;

• Possesses emotional intelligence to repair possible emotional scars of the whole school community caused by the extremely difficult and challenging environment of the last two years;

• Lives the schools’ vision and values;

• Is an excellent communicator whose presence can build inspirational relationships with our children, parents/carers, staff, governors and the wider community;

• Understands data and has financial acumen;

• Can take difficult decisions; and

• Has the ability to re-position The Crossways Schools in the evolving town of Thornbury.

We can offer:

• Well behaved and motivated children who are keen to learn and live the Crossways’ vision and values;

• A passionate and dedicated staff team who are committed to engaging children in a love of learning and for all to reach their full potential;

• A single governing board who are enthusiastic, pro-active and are able to strike the right balance between providing challenge and support;

• An engaged parent and carer community that are keen to play their part in school life;

• An established network of local school Head Teachers who work together, with the local authority, to provide peer support and external perspectives;

Through the Local Authority, South Gloucestershire, you will benefit from:

• A comprehensive New Heads Induction programme for new Head Teachers including a mentor, or a trained coach for those in their second or third Headship;

• A bespoke programme of LA support against the schools’ priorities;

• Access to the Heads Wellbeing programme; and

• Access to the “Thrive App” for well-being.

The federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments are subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Crossways Junior 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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