Headteacher, Derbyshire

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Findern Community PrimaryDerbyshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13 – L19
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the promotion of the current Headteacher, the Governors of Findern Primary School invite applications for the role of Headteacher.

Findern Primary School is a high-performing, oversubscribed primary school, educating 200 children on a beautiful countryside site at the edge of the village of Findern in South Derbyshire. The school has a proud tradition of academics’ excellence with consistently outstanding SATs results and Good Ofsted inspections. We have a strong commitment to the natural environment in which the school is built, including being an official Forest School and have been recently awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.

The school develops the talents and strengths of each individual, encouraging children to excel in a range of creative, sporting and intellectual pursuits with fun at its heart.

We are proud of our children who leave the school as articulate, confident and well-educated individuals, equipped to face the challenges which lie before them and to succeed in whatever field they choose.

Applicants should have:

  • The very highest standards and expectations for yourself and everyone around you
  • Management qualities to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others
  • The courage and skills to lead and support innovation in a culture of high expectations
  • The ability to maintain and develop our school at the centre of our local community
  • Successful experience in a management role
  • A positive ‘can do’ personality

In return we can offer you:

  • A dedicated hard-working enthusiastic staff team keen to build on the schools existing strengths and to further develop the school
  • A supportive Governing Body committed to continuous improvement
  • The opportunity to enjoy the challenge of having a positive impact on the lives of our children and their community
  • The opportunity to innovate within a well-resourced, highly successful school

Our school is a wonderful and exciting place to be and we know that we have the most incredible children.

If you have the very highest standards and expectations for yourself and everyone around you, a passion for learning and developing, a believe that working with children is the greatest privilege anyone can ever have, then we think you will love it at Findern too.

We encourage visits to our school. Please contact the school office on 01283 702150 to book an appointment.


Interviews: week commencing 22nd October 2018

The closing date for applications is 7th October 2018, shortlisting 10th October 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 23rd and 24th of October 2018.

We would like to extend an invitation by appointment for applicants to visit the school to meet the team and pupils on 8th October.

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More about Findern Community Primary
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Buckford Lane, Findern, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 6AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 702150
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