Headteacher, Barnsley

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Cawthorne Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary SchoolBarnsley

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8 - L20 (£48,808 - £65,561)
Contract term: Permanent

Cawthorne School is looking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher for this exciting leadership role. We are seeking a creative leader who will identify and develop opportunities for improvement through collaboration with staff, children and parents. Our school motto ‘With you every step of the way’ acknowledges everyone who has a part to play within the school and the community it serves.

This post is a wonderful opportunity for a committed leader looking either to extend their experience of headship or start their first headship in a highly supportive and rewarding environment. The school serves a community that is aspirational for its students and as such strives for excellence in all aspects of its work. We are looking for an inspirational and dedicated leader with the vision, confidence and skills to lead our school forward into its next exciting chapter.

Cawthorne School has been graded as outstanding in inspections by OFSTED and SIAMS. The School is in the top 1% of primary schools in the country due to its high standard of achievement demonstrated in writing and mathematics Key Stage 2 assessments for last year.

The Role

What we need from you

  • Creativity and commitment to achieving success through partnership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Drive, ambition and high expectations
  • Strong, innovative and creative leadership and management inc financial astuteness
  • To place safeguarding at the heart of the school
  • The desire to build and maintain positive relationships with parents, carers, governors, the wider community and other schools
  • A passion for developing innovative approaches to the curriculum
  • To positively promote the distinctive Christian character and vision of the school


What we can offer you

  • An enthusiastic, supportive staff team who are committed to the school and its children
  • Supportive parents, Governing Body, and community who want the best for their children
  • A welcoming, friendly and vibrant school
  • A strongly inclusive and progressive approach to teaching and development
  • A school that strives for excellence in all aspects of our work
  • A school that is well managed financially


Cawthorne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Interested candidates can request an application pack by contacting recruitment@fusionbusiness.org.uk. Visits to the school are welcome on the 30th and 31st of March. If you are interested please contact k.hudson@cawthorneprimary.co.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon on Sunday 19th April 2020

Shortlisting: Monday 20th April 2020

Interviews : Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th April 2020



More about Cawthorne Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4HB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1226 790447