Headteacher, Castle Donington, Derby (Leicestershire)

Closing date:

Orchard Community Primary SchoolCastle Donington, Derby (Leicestershire)

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn 2018 (24.08.2018)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55600 - £64417
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Orchard Community Primary School has a vacancy for a


L15 – L21 (£55,600 to £64,417)

Starting Autumn Term 2018

This is a full time position

Job Purpose: Due to the retirement of our existing Headteacher, the Governing Body of Orchard Community Primary are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher who can bring a fresh approach to this critical role. We are looking to appoint a determined, ambitious, focused and resourceful leader who will provide professional leadership, inspiring our staff to bring the curriculum to life in a vibrant and inclusive way.

Our recent Ofsted inspection placed us in Requires Improvement. Our new Headteacher will provide effective management of the school and identify innovative ways of improving outcomes using quality first teaching, clear leadership and strategic vision in a school where ‘children are enthusiastic and capable learners’ Ofsted 2017. The Lead Ofsted inspector described our school as one where pupils are proud of their school. The children are confident and articulate and the ‘friendly and inclusive ethos of the school supports pupils to make positive choices’ Ofsted 2017.

The new Headteacher will be well supported by the Governors, staff, pupils and parents. There will be many opportunities for the new Headteacher to drive the successful implementation of change, raising the quality of teaching and learning, and maximising pupils’ achievements within a successful educational culture.

The governing body strongly encourages interested parties to visit the school informally by contacting the school office to book an appointment with the Chair of Governors. We look forward to meeting you and showing you what Orchard Community Primary School has to offer. 

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), a barred list check, health check and suitable references.

To apply for this post, please complete an application form detailing your experience, matched to the Person Specification and Job Description.

Closing Date: 12th December 2017 at 12.00pm

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 16th / Wednesday 17th January 2018

Job location

More about Orchard Community Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 10 years
Address: Grange Drive, Castle Donington, Derby, Derbyshire, DE74 2QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1332 810078