Headteacher, Leicestershire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bringhurst Primary SchoolLeicestershire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £46,000-£54,000
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a strong and ambitious Headteacher to work as part of our team here at Bringhurst Primary School. We can offer the successful candidate happy and very well-behaved children who are a pleasure to teach every day and supportive, hard-working, friendly staff who are dedicated to the school’s continuous improvement.

About the role

Being accountable for ensuring the educational success of the school on its journey towards outstanding.

Ensuring that a high quality educational experience is available for all children that attend the school.

Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing classroom practice, celebrating and promoting excellence, challenging under-performance and ensuring that all pupils’ achieve the best possible education.

Ensuring that systems are in place to encourage all teaching staff to be similarly active in their personal and continuous professional development.

Keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice in order to introduce appropriate innovation, whilst building on the Trust’s ethos and vision.

About the Academy

Bringhurst Primary School is a unique village primary school set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. The school currently has 160 pupils on roll who come mainly from the villages within the local area. The school has an excellent reputation, is very popular within its local community and is now seeking to recruit a new Headteacher following the decision of our current Headteacher to retire at the end of the summer term.

The school was judged to be securely good at its last inspection in May 2017 and is seeking a Headteacher who can provide the exceptional leadership that will lead the school to even greater success in the future. We believe in putting children at the centre of all we do and in providing an education that is exciting, engaging and fun.

Our vision is that everyone in our school will be kind, responsible and respectful to all. Each individual is valued and encouraged to believe in themselves and adopt an ‘I can do it! ’attitude. Through an active collaboration of home, school and the local community we strive to develop resilient, confident and independent learners who enjoy learning and are ready to face new challenges when they finally leave us at the end of year 6.

About You

You will be able to provide strong, visionary leadership to the school and to provide examples from your current role of making a difference and raising standards. You will see yourself as a teacher at heart able to inspire others to learn and promoting a broad and balanced curriculum that meets all children’s needs. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, be approachable and a good listener and able to deal with the everyday challenges that being headteacher of a village school brings.

As an innovative, motivational leader, you will have a commitment to your own professional development as well as those who work in your team and will contribute to the wider life both at the school and within the Trust. You will have an In-depth knowledge and understanding of current educational priorities and be able to demonstrate how these will influence your vision for the school moving forwards.

It is essential that you have experience of promoting equality and diversity and are fully up to date with the policies and proceedures relating to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. You must be committed to inclusion with an up to date knowledge of appropriate strategies and the type of support needed for children with special educational needs.

About Us

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.

Our values as a Trust are Aspiration - always aiming high; Courage - nothing holds us back; Ambition - being the best we can be; Respect - always leading by example

Join us now

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion, please e-mail recruitment@dret.co.uk.

To complete our application form, please visit our website.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.

Bringhurst Primary School is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

 “Broadening Horizons to achieve Excellence in All”



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Great Easton Road, Bringhurst, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8RH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1536 605146