Headteacher, Surrey

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The Hermitage SchoolSurrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15-21 (£56,684 - £65,513)
Contract term: Permanent

The Hermitage School is a vibrant 3-form entry junior school with a team of very dedicated governors, hard-working staff and creative pupils. We are looking for an inspirational, passionate and highly effective new Head Teacher. We are part of a group of 5 schools under an umbrella trust known as the Swan Trust

Since our last Ofsted inspection, the school has made significant progress, and we are now looking for an experienced Head Teacher to continue to drive our improvement journey to Outstanding.

As Head Teacher, you will excel at:

  • Working tactically to improve our school experience at pace
  • Being instrumental to the evolution of the school within The Swan Trust - each school is independent but working in partnership together
  • Strengthening our relationships by working closely with our attached infant school
  • Attracting pupils from the local area
  • Building the trust and partnership with our parents
  • Developing staff and leadership team

Candidates should demonstrate a strong mix of emotional intelligence, courage and resilience, with a positive and can-do attitude.

If you are an experienced leader and an innovative team player, driven by a strong sense of purpose to improve educational provision within the local community, then we are the school you are looking for.

Woking is only 26 mins from London Waterloo by train, on the edge of the North Downs. There are also excellent road links to the M25, M3 and A3.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd February 2018. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd January 2018 with a view to the successful candidate starting in September 2018 at the latest. Express your interest by emailing headspa@hermitage.surrey.sch.uk and to request an informal conversation. We’d be delighted to show you round our school prior to application.


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More about The Hermitage School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Oakwood Road, St. Johns, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8UU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 472047