Head Teacher - Full Time
Salary L11-L17 £47,707 - £60,895 per annum
Commencing Monday 20th April 2020 (or earlier availability depending)
The staff, governors and pupils of Ellistown Primary School are seeking to appoint an individual who can continue to build upon the excellent foundations already in place. If you are an inspirational and successful leader with energy and vision, we would love to hear from you.
Our current Head Teacher and Governors have worked hard to ensure our school focus remains on our pupils at all times. We wish to build on our many achievements as we strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of school life.
The successful applicant will have the experience, qualifications, confidence and team leadership experience to make a positive impact within the school.
We are looking to appoint a Head Teacher who:
- Is an individual who exudes an authoritative yet caring manner.
- Is a team player who is happy and able to listen to the opinions of staff, governors and pupils and is not above learning from them.
- Works in partnership with the governors and staff to make the best decisions for the school, as opposed to working independently.
- Remembers what it is like to teach and understands the workload and pressures that exist for teaching staff.
- Is able to uphold our already high expectations around the conduct and behaviour of our pupils, both in and outside of school.
- Has the ethos of “The Ellistown Way”; instinctively sees pupils as individuals and is not just about the numbers.
- Promotes the Ellistown Way in all interactions - compassion, inspire, ownership, unity and pride.
- Has the vision and innovation to ensure that the excellent work already undertaken within the school is built upon and the drive to take the school forward to become an outstanding establishment.
- Is able to think outside of the box when it comes to changes in education administration, working smarter not harder, for the future performance of the school.
- Is a supportive and challenging leader who is able to actively encourage staff to develop further.
- Operates an open-door policy to all, whether staff, pupils or parents.
Dream, Believe, Achieve ... The Ellistown Way
Our children say they are looking for a Head Teacher who:
- Has great ideas to make our school even better.
- Listens to everyone, keeps promises and makes sure the school is a happy place.
- Is firm but kind, smiles and comes to see us learn.
- Is fun, normal, resilient and sensible.
- Is adventurous and make decisions which make a difference.
Our staff would like a Head Teacher who:
- Is approachable and makes time to listen, appreciates and trusts them.
- Has a deep understanding of curriculum and how it can be developed.
- Encourages a team spirit, collaboration and creativity.
- Is fair, professional, supportive and responsive to ideas.
- Is well organized, a good communicator with a sense of humour.
Our parents would welcome a Head Teacher who:
- Is an inspirational leader and visible presence around the school.
- Is an excellent communicator who welcomes interaction with parents.
- Has a clear vision which can be concisely articulated.
- Acknowledges challenges and responds in a measured and constructive way.
Please feel free to contact us to arrange a time to visit our school on Friday 29th November and Thursday 5th December 2019. We would love to meet you and answer any questions that you might have. We look forward to meeting you and reading your letter of application.
Please see 'Apply Now' section for all contact details.
Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd January 2020.
Successful candidates will be notified via email by Friday 10th January 2020.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January 2020 and will run over the course of two days.
Please note: You MUST complete the application form attached to be considered for this post. CVs alone will NOT be accepted.
Ellistown School is committed to Safeguarding and the successful applicant will need to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application.