Executive Headteacher, South Somerset

Closing date:

Merriott First SchoolSouth Somerset
Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine 8 – 14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

For the Federation of

Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School

North Street, Haselbury Plucknett, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7RQ


Merriott First School

Church Street, Merriott, Somerset TA16 5PT

Full Time

Numbers on Roll:

Merriott 123, Haselbury Plucknett 45

With 12 pupils on roll at the Haselbury Plucknett Pre-School

The governors of Merriott First School and Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational head teacher to lead their federation forward. Both school environments are friendly and inclusive and are set at the heart of supportive village communities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote a love of learning 
  • Aspire to outstanding outcomes for all pupils
  • Inspire, motivate and lead a talented team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, who are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for their pupils
  • Build on the very positive developments made in recent years and champion a culture of continuous improvement, showing vision, creativity and strong leadership
  • Possess energy, enthusiasm and an ambitious ‘can do’ approach, whilst showing excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Work to promote the vision, values and ethos of both schools, whilst respecting the distinctive nature and status of each
  • Work with and alongside parents and governors, in the best interests of all pupils
  • Be a strong advocate for the schools within the local and wider communities, striving for changes that support outstanding provision for all
  • Work closely with other local schools in the CISP group to ensure a positive educational experience for all

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, well behaved pupils who engage positively with their learning
  • A hard-working and motivated staff and governor team, who care deeply about children’s learning and well-being 
  • Caring, considerate and friendly school environments which benefit from supportive village communities and local churches
  • The opportunity to guide the schools through their next stage of development
  • Beautiful, rural Somerset countryside

We encourage you to visit our schools so that you can meet staff and children. To arrange a visit, please contact the Merriott School office on 01460 72547 or by e-mail office@merriott.somerset.sch.uk 

Further details can be obtained from the Schools’ websites: 

www.merriott.somerset.sch.uk and www.haselburyplucknettschool.co.uk 

Closing date: Wednesday 25th April 2018, 5:00pm

Interviews: 8th and 9th May 2018

For further information and an application form, please visit http://dasjobs.co.uk/job/executive-headteacher-4/ or telephone our recruitment line on 01823 348270 or email SSERecruitment@somerset.gov.uk. Please state which post and school. If you have not been contacted by the interview date, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

Haselbury Plucknett Church of England First School and Merriott First School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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More about Merriott First School
Address: Church Street, Merriott, Somerset, TA16 5PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1460 72547