Head of Primary School, Barnet

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St Mary's and St John's CE SchoolBarnet

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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 to L25 (£66,978.00 to £75,290.00)
Contract term: Permanent

St Mary’s and St John’s CE School is seeking to appoint a highly talented and successful Primary School leader. This role represents a unique opportunity to lead our successful 3 form entry Primary School within an all through setting
at a critical time of its journey as we continue to grow SMSJ into a beacon for mainstream education.


The Role

We are seeking an inspirational leader who will continue to ensure that student welfare and creative pedagogy are woven into the school’s curriculum and assessment. Our new Head of Primary School will be responsible for refining
systems and processes which reinforce our values; therefore, taking the lead role in developing our all through vision and ethos.

We know that the quality of a school cannot outstrip the quality of its staff and so we place a primacy on staff growth and development. This post provides the opportunity for an ambitious leader to receive the very best coaching,
training and experience. As a Church of England school supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools, we are uniquely placed to develop and guide the new Head of Primary School in this next critical step of their career.

The Person

Personal ambition and a desire for furthering the life chances of young people are key attributes required within our new Head of Primary. Previous leadership experience, whilst expected, is not as important as talent and application.
Our children, staff and parents, are looking for a leader who is a gifted teacher, with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity for, pastoral and whole-school strategic and operational leadership.

Our School

St Mary’s and St John’s CE school is an all-through school in Hendon, North London, successfully providing high quality education and academic achievement for children and young people from Nursery to Sixth Form. We are proud to be a diverse, multi-faith, harmonious school, with a distinctive Christian ethos, resolute in the belief that "With God, all things are possible". In a changing world our values; Wisdom, Service and Hope, define us, strengthen relationships with our parents and children, and provide guiding principles that enable us to deliver academic excellence and promote self-discipline and resilience.

We very much welcome visits to the school, please contact Mrs Casey, PA to the Principal, to arrange a visit. She can be contacted by email at: vcasey1.302@smsj.london or by phone on: 020 8202 0026

Application forms can be downloaded from the school’s website: http://www.smsj.london

Primary Phase, Neale House Campus, Prothero Gardens, Hendon, NW4 3SL
Junior Phase, Bennett House Campus, Sunningfields Road, Hendon, NW4 4QR
Senior Phase, Stamford Raffles Campus, Downage, Hendon, NW4 1AB

Applications and supporting statements to be sent to: recruitment@smsj.london or via post to Vittoria Casey, Downage, Hendon, NW4 1AB.

Closing Date for applications: 12.00pm Monday 8th July 2019

Interviews: are scheduled to take place on: 11th and 12th July 2019

We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates apply.

The school and governing body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Each successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other
relevant employment checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Years 5 to 8, Bennett House, Sunningfields Road, Hendon, London, NW4 4QR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8202 0026
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