Headteacher, Richmond

Closing date:

Darell Primary and Nursery SchoolRichmond

Date posted:
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15-21
Contract term: Permanent

Darell Primary and Nursery School is a happy and inclusive primary school that celebrates the talents of all our children giving them the best start to their education. We are looking to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic headteacher who will lead us in the next stage in our development. 

The governing body is seeking a motivated and ambitious leader who:

  • Respects the diversity of our school community and shares our school ethos
  • Has high expectations with the ability and drive to raise standards
  • Is organized and focused on delivering school improvement
  • Is passionate about teaching and children’s learning
  • Is an effective leader who commands respect


Our children say they are looking for a headteacher 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 someone 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 headteacher who:

  • Is an inspirational leader and visible presence around school 
  • Is an excellent communicator who welcomes interaction with parents
  • Has a clear vision which can be clearly and concisely articulated
  • Understands the diversity of Darell and demonstrates strong and clear values
  • Acknowledges challenges and responds in a measured and constructive way


We can offer you:

  • Positive and happy children who enjoy school and are keen to learn
  • A committed, resourceful and talented staff team
  • A supportive, challenging and proactive governing body
  • An inclusive and vibrant school


Visits to our school are welcome and encouraged for prospective candidates. Please contact our Senior School Administrator, Alice Barnes on 020 8876 6721 or abarnes@darell.richmond.sch.uk to make arrangements.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon, Monday 11th November
Invitations for interviews will be sent on:  Friday 15th November
Interviews:  Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November

Darell Primary and Nursery School is an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; references will be taken up prior to interview.  An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.



More about Darell Primary and Nursery School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Niton Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88766721
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Darell Primary and Nursery School was Richmond Borough Council’s first primary school and it is now the only Richmond primary school still in its historic pre-1914 building.  At the beginning of the last century, the area around the school...