Executive Headteacher, Suffolk

Closing date:

Hundon and Thurlow Primary FederationSuffolk

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Start date: Summer term 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50,476 - £58,389
Contract term: Permanent

Join our journey; moving from good to exceptional!

An amazing opportunity to take on a pivotal leadership role in West Suffolk.

The Hundon and Thurlow Primary Federation are looking to recruit a permanent Executive Headteacher who can support us through our next step and move both our schools from consistently being effective and good to extraordinary and exceptional.

Thurlow was recently re-awarded an overall 'Good' rating by Ofsted in November 2017 and we continue to hold a 'Good' rating at Hundon (July 2015).

The Board of Governors, staff, pupils and parents are looking for the someone with vision, creativity, enthusiasm and compassion to lead us in our commitment to deliver outstanding education in a safe and enjoyable environment, whilst moving the federation onto a higher plane.

You will:

  • have high teaching standards
  • have the ability to lead courageously, with vision, persuasion and passion
  • possess the ability and experience to lead change
  • be an effective networker and
  • hold a creative flair.

Fun and creative ideas should not be in short supply, along with an openness to participate in robust and rigorous self-evaluation as part of the Executive Headteachers performance management.

In return we offer:

  • two very warm and welcoming schools
  • the drive to learn
  • the desire to succeed
  • two schools that have safe, happy and healthy children.

We have a very committed and professional team involving teaching, support staff, governors and active PTA groups in both schools.

Roll: Hundon: 92, Thurlow: 107

We have come a long way already, but we still have more to achieve on our journey.

If you think you are the person for this role, we would be delighted to hear from you and would be thrilled to meet you and show you around our schools. To arrange a suitable date and time please contact the school office on (01440) 786217.

To receive an application pack, please contact the Headteacher recruitment team at headships@suffolk.gov.uk or telephone (01473) 263943.

Closing date: midday, 15 January 2018.
Interview dates: 29 / 30 January 2018.

All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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More about Hundon and Thurlow Primary Federation
Type: English Primary Schools
Address: C/o Hundon Community, Primary School, North Street, Hundon, Suffolk, CO10 8EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1440 786217
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