Do you have experience of effective leadership and of championing excellence in education? Are you dedicated to promoting welfare, learning and emotional well-being of both pupils and staff? If so, Widmer End Community Combined School seek an inspirational, driven Headteacher to join their warm and nurturing school.
Widmer End Community Combined School is a nurturing and friendly school that caters for all children with a shared purpose to develop a love of learning. Situated in a small Buckinghamshire village, the school has a special place within its community.
We are a one-form entry school with the capacity for 245 children, which includes a flourishing preschool. We are committed to a value-based education and this is reflected in our school vision.
Our Vision: We are passionately committed to providing a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which our children will thrive in their learning and in their growth as individuals. Our approach of promoting our six core values of Courage, Curiosity, Trust, Unity, Happiness and Respect will inspire a love of learning and unlock the potential that lies within all of our children, helping them to be successful and responsible citizens both now and in the future.
To find out more please visit our website, and take our virtual tour.
About the role
The new Headteacher will:
• Lead our skilled teaching staff and support team to provide all our children with a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which they can learn and flourish. A commitment to teaching excellence and positive pupil outcomes is essential.
• Work closely with the Governing Board to maintain the current ethos and values while making the school their own.
• Have an awareness and strategy for navigating the exceptional challenges to children and staff resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
• Have the ability to adapt to the changing educational landscape whilst maintaining and enhancing the existing strengths of our school.
• Be an advocate for the school, its pupils and its staff within a competitive environment
• Identify and nurture strategic partnerships, bringing together like-minded institutions to work towards common goals. The Head will also work alongside staff and support team to strengthen established relationships with the Widmer End community.
• Have primary oversight of pupil safety within our school. The Head will be DSL trained and will be responsible for handling safeguarding situations in real time, advising teachers, maintaining detailed incident logs and working collaboratively with Social Care and other services to ensure the protection of our vulnerable pupils.
• Steer this well-established and happy school on its journey into the future which includes its Golden Jubilee in 2023-24
The successful candidate will have experience of effective leadership and of championing excellence in education. They will demonstrate drive and energy to inspire our school in a warm and caring manner. They will be determined to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and will show dedication to promoting welfare, learning and emotional well-being of both pupils and staff.
If you are keen to take up this challenge, we would very much like to hear from you. You will be rewarded with the support of governors who bring experience from a diverse range of backgrounds, first-class staff who consistently go above and beyond for the school and, most importantly, with the continued success of the wonderful children of Widmer End.
To find out more about the role and to arrange a tour of the school, please contact the Chair of Governors, Laura Air, Her email can be found on the website.
Interviews: Monday 26th April and Tuesday 27th April 2021
Widmer End CC School is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children. The school stipulates that all staff and volunteers working with our children must share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Buckinghamshire LA 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.