Headteacher, Aldershot, Hampshire

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Talavera Infant SchoolAldershot, Hampshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,601 - £64,417
Contract term: Permanent

As a large infant school in Aldershot, we are part of a diverse and highly mobile community and we offer children a safe, caring and happy environment to learn in. We were rated Good by Ofsted in January 2017. Due to the retirement of our long-standing Headteacher, we are now seeking an inspirational, enthusiastic and approachable leader who will build on the excellent progress that has been made in recent years and identify new and innovative ways to maintain and raise standards, further improve the quality of teaching and learning and work well with the wider community.

Our new Headteacher will need to:  

  • Demonstrate they are inspirational, empowering and  motivating. 
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of audiences. 
  • Show passion for children’s learning and  development, inspiring children to love learning. 
  • Be able to develop teaching and learning further to maintain and raise standards and progress for all children.
  • Be driven and relish a challenge. 
  • Promote the school  vision, identify strategic opportunities and ensure the vision is shared across the whole school.
  • Support and challenge teachers to set aspirational targets for all children. 
  • Lead and develop the senior leadership team, empowering them to fulfil their roles effectively. 
  • Have a strong presence in the school and community. 

Key tasks to be addressed include: 

  • To ensure all disadvantaged children and those with SEND have access to high-quality educational provision and achieve successful outcomes. 
  • To further improve teaching so that there are more children exceeding age related expectations in all areas.
  • To further develop our child centred approach to teaching in Early Years.
  • To further strengthen the collaboration between the school and its stakeholders, with a focus on encouraging more parents to become involved in the life of the school.

We can offer you:  

  • Children who are happy, kind, hardworking and honest.
  • A good school, achieving results in line with national expectations and a school improvement plan which supports teaching and learning.
  • A bright and vibrant environment to work in.
  • Adaptable and conscientious colleagues who are committed to improving outcomes.
  • The support of a full-time, non-teaching Deputy Head. 
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and close relationships with other local headteachers via established cluster groups of schools who meet regularly.
  • A supportive and involved governing body. 

The Governing Body is committed to supporting your professional and personal career development. If you have the experience, vision and leadership skills that we seek we would be delighted to meet you. Please visit our website for further information about the school  http://www.talavera-inf.hants.sch.uk/

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged. There will be a chance to meet the deputy head and current headteacher and have a tour of the school. To make an appointment please ring Jackie Spencer on the school number 01252 323137 or email adminoffice@talavera-inf.hants.sch.uk.  

Please send your completed application to Educational Personnel Services:  

EMAIL: eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk  

Interview dates: Thursday 15th March 2018 & Friday 16th March 2018  

Talavera Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 7 years
Address: Gun Hill, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1RG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1252 323137
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