Headteacher, Stoke-on-Trent

Closing date:

St John's CofE (A) Primary SchoolStoke-on-Trent

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 14-20
Contract term: Permanent


The governors of this successful Church of England Primary School are seeking to appoint a Head teacher who can demonstrate exceptional leadership and management skills to build on our existing strengths and continue to drive the development of our school.
OFSTED 2018 noted, “the care and support given to children and the good quality of education.”
Our last SIAM inspection (2015) was outstanding.

You will:

  • Have an inspiring Christian vision for the leadership of our church school.
  • Have a ‘can do’ mentality and a commitment to making a difference to the life chances of each child, leading them in sharing God’s love.
  • Have the qualities needed to inspire and motivate a team of colleagues.
  • Have demonstrable emotional intelligence, integrity and a commitment to staff wellbeing and development.
  • Have an innovative and creative approach.
  • Have a track record of success in raising standards for all pupils.


Our vision is to:

  • Inspire the future of each pupil through making learning fun and creative.
  • Support pupils in becoming independent, articulate thinkers and learners who have confidence to achieve their ambitions.
  • Build a team who will listen to pupils, be fair and helpful, and lead them in knowing and sharing God’s love.
  • Support all staff in their careers and contribute to a vibrant and dynamic Christian community.
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum infused with Christian values.


We can offer you:

  • A well-resourced school.
  • A team of talented, experienced and energetic teachers and support staff.
  • Happy, motivated and confident pupils.
  • A supportive and committed Governing Board.
  • The benefits of working within a well-established and successful local partnership of schools.
  • A committed School Chaplain providing pastoral support both pupils and staff.


St John’s Church of England Primary School promotes diversity and equal opportunities and so welcomes applications from all.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and operate Enhanced DBS safeguarding procedures in accordance with our safeguarding policies.
Applicants are advised that they will be required to comply with these procedures as part of any recruitment process.

To Apply:

Please visit https://webrecruitment.stoke.gov.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?search=2

Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 2nd April 2020
Long list interviews w/c 20th April

Visits to the school are encouraged and will take place on 16/3/20 and 18/3/20 at 11am. Please contact Lisa Bennion for further details on 01782 238889 or lbennion@stjohnscea.org.uk.

If the school closes then please contact School Bursar: 07734696388.

More about St John's CofE (A) Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Wheatly Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6SB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1782 238889