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Park Lane Primary School and Nursery


  • Expiring soon
Leadership Scale to be determined on qualifications and experience
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018
Apply by:
12 February 2018

Job description

Post:  Deputy Head

Employer:  Griffin Schools Trust

Location:  Park Lane Primary School & Nursery, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Salary:  Leadership Scale to be determined on qualifications and experience

Hours:  Full time, permanent

Closing Date:  Monday 12th February 2018

Interviews:  Wednesday 14th February 2018

Start date:  April 2018

Park Lane Primary is on an exciting journey to beyond outstanding and to Griffin Great!  Proud members of the Griffin Schools Trust and highly individual in its vision, Park Lane works with its partner school Race Leys Junior School as well as with other Trust Schools in East London, the Medway and the Midlands to improve the breadth and quality of children’s experience.  A wide range of extracurricular opportunities is offered and the school take parts in national artistic and sporting events.  The school is a key driver for the Trust’s ‘Give and Get’ agenda and the successful applicant would have the opportunity to lead trust wide. 

The opportunities for a Deputy Head at the start of an exciting leadership career are now on offer. Successful candidates will enjoy high level coaching and mentoring as well as excellent personal and professional development opportunities.  We have a proven track record of career progression and development and this is a school that spots and nurtures talent. 

The successful candidate with be an outstanding teacher with a track record of making an impact on a whole school priority.  If you are a strategic thinker and a strong team player who is ready for the next step, if you are ready to learn and see a different way of transforming communities, we would like to meet with you and find out what passions and skills you could bring to our schools.

The successful candidate will be:-

· An enthusiastic, dedicated and resilient school leader with proven successful primary experience who can inspire, motivate and build capacity in staff

· An outstanding classroom practitioner who is committed to developing creative and successful approaches to learning 

· Experienced in coaching and mentoring staff and evidence of improving teaching and learning; maintaining high expectations of staff

· Able to show initiative and confidence to communicate and deliver a clear vision for the school 

· Committed to developing our children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance 

· Approachable and willing to work with staff across the school to implement strategies to move the school forward 

· Manage  the school in the absence of the Head

· Able to develop and establish excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders 

· Demonstrates faithful adherence to the Executive Head, Head of School and the vision for the school

In return we can offer:

· Excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills within Park Lane Primary School and Nursery and the Griffin Schools Trust 

· The opportunity to make a difference to pupil progress and attainment with the support of a dedicated and supportive senior leadership team

Visits are welcomed, if you would like to arrange this or an informal discussion please email Dawn Wilson – head2636@welearn365.com.


Please complete the application document, please include email addresses and direct/mobile phone numbers of two professional referees, making clear in what capacity they know you. This must be submitted along with your CV and Supporting Statement to complete your application. 

Please ensure your supporting statement outlines your experiences and how you feel you would be a good fit for this role.  We are keen to know specific things about you including your track record, leadership style and how you see yourself in relation to the school’s vision.  Please note that a generic statement will not be considered. 

Please ensure your CV contains no chronological gaps and has full and accurate information. 

Please submit your completed application document, CV and Supporting Statement to: t.headley@nicholaschamberlaine.co.uk by Monday 12th February 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th February 2018.

Park Lane Primary School and Nursery is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

Griffin Schools Trust operates an equal opportunities policy.

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About Park Lane Primary School and Nursery

About the Griffin Schools Trust

The Griffin Schools Trust (GST) is a family of ten primary and two secondary schools in the Midlands, London and South East. We have a strong track record in making schools much better for children and their families and for the staff who work with us. Our single most important mission is to provide the conditions in which children discover who they are and then go on confidently to take their places in society, making a contribution to the world through the use of their talents. We will never prepare children to know their places.

When schools decide to join us they bring their histories to us and together we turn them into traditions reflecting the Trust’s mission and values whilst preserving and extending the each school’s individuality. We offer a rich curriculum and an unusual range of enrichment and extension clubs and activities. We also have shared traditions so that children form every school feel part of the same family. Every summer term we hold the Griffin Arts Festival. In the spring we have Founders Day and the Science Symposium and in the autumn students compete in the Griffin Science Symposium. All these festivals are linked in an annual theme schools’ four houses compete for a Trust cup which is awarded to the house colour which has accumulated most points from all Trust events. All staff, including the CEO, belong to a house.

Great GST schools have nothing institutional about them and great GST staff are thoughtfully recruited for their excellent knowledge and their broad interests. They are developed by Heads as well as the research and training opportunities offered across the Trust to add their individual magic to the mix. All our schools practice open and distributed leadership and place a high value on creativity as well as growing great talent pipelines to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for promotion within and beyond the school.

Look at our website and click through to some of the schools as well as the one to which you are applying. We are frequently told that colleagues have found their professional home at GST. Is it yours? We look forward to hearing from you.

Anne Powell

Chief Executive Officer

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