Headteacher: Sue Jepson, MA in Education
Group 3: 412 pupils on main roll
plus 62 pupils in Nursery (36 full time and 26 part time)
Required for April 2021 (or sooner)
• Would you like an exciting senior leadership role in a highly successful, restlessly ambitious organisation that continually expects more and is committed to the achievement of excellence?
• Are you ambitious and driven, but personable and able to listen?
• Do you get excited by finding creative solutions?
• Can you balance rigour with reflection?
• Would you like to work in an amazing and enabling learning environment?
• And can you maximise learning, love and laughter amongst our children, our parents and a highly committed, talented staff team?
The governors wish to appoint an excellent Deputy Headteacher, with a proven record of successful leadership, to work alongside the Headteacher in this exciting role from April 2021 or before.
You will join an energetic and progressive school that is extremely popular with parents. Barnes Primary is an exceptionally happy, ambitious, stable, forward thinking, well-run and successful primary school. There is a very strong, shared understanding and an impressive high-expectations culture. You will work closely with a dynamic Headteacher to further the vision for excellence as we ‘Expect More’.
We are an exciting, forward looking community school situated one mile from Richmond Park in south west London. Our school is thriving and has continued to be so remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic related closure of schools. We can offer you a beautiful environment with exceptional areas for indoor and outdoor learning, excellent resources, great children and the chance to work alongside very capable and supportive colleagues.
Please view our website to see some of the wonderful learning, love and laughter that is taking place. We are confident that you will like what you see. Visits to the school are welcomed and can be made by telephoning Stephanie Dennis on 0208-8767358 (these will take place after school, once there are no children on site, to enable us to adhere to strict COVID prevention measures). An application pack containing further details about this position can be obtained in the same way, or from our website.
The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 9am
A selection process is scheduled for: Thursday 10th December 2020
“Barnes Primary provides an outstanding education for all of its pupils.
Parents are exceptionally pleased with the school.”
Ofsted, June 2008
“The school's atmosphere is caring and friendly and it is properly attentive to educational standards. The inspirational head and the talented teachers are conscientious and systematic in their approach. They are also committed to the broader aims of education. Behaviour is excellent. The creative arts flourish.”
Schools Under Siege, why there is a better alternative
Peter Mortimore, Policy Press, 2013.
“The findings do not change the overall effectiveness judgement of outstanding from the last section 5 inspection.”
Ofsted, February 2020, following a Section 8 subject inspection
At Barnes Primary School we take the safeguarding of children extremely seriously. All applications will be thoroughly scrutinised and we will do everything in our power to prevent unsuitable adults from working with our children. All selection processes at our school are designed to identify and reject anyone who is unsuitable for work with children. At least one member of our selection panel will have attended a safer recruitment training course and gained certification. All staff working at Barnes will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up post. There is a culture of ongoing vigilance that ensures children are safe and secure with the adults they come into contact with at all times. References will be sought and checked and all staff are fully aware of the actions they should take if they have any concerns about the behaviour of a fellow staff member towards children.
Barnes Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.