Headteacher, Essex

Closing date:

St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019 or earlier if available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: negotiable, indicative range £50k - £58k
Contract term: Permanent

Aspiring for Excellence in a Christian Learning Environment

St. Mary's is a welcoming, 1 form entry Church school with a caring ethos situated in the centre of Saffron Walden, a thriving Essex market town close to the Camridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk borders. We would like to appoint an excellent practitioner and inspiring Headteacher with the vision, drive and energy to lead our school forward, building on our current Ofsted judgement of Good and aspiring for excellence for the whole school community.


  • Polite and well behaved children who greatly enjoy coming to school
  • A committed, enthusiastic and talented team
  • Parents who appreciate and support the school
  • A collaborative Board of Governors committed to supporting you in your role and to investing in the ongoing  development of the school Strong, supportive links with the Church


An ambitious and dynamic leader who:

  • will enhance the standards of teaching and learning to maximise the progress of every pupil whilst valuing each child as an individual and providing a wide range of opportunities for all
  • has the passion and experience to engage and empower our staff
  • has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to create effective and positive relationships with parents and all members of the school community
  • will further strengthen our links with other local schools
  • will continue to nurture and develop the Christian faith, values and ethos of our Church school


School visits are warmly welcome and will be hosted by one of our governors. Please contact Richard Peet, our Vice-Chair, to make arrangements by email: richardpeet@st-maryscofe.essex.sch.uk

If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity, in confidence, please contact our governance adviser, Andrea Morley at Balance Education Consultancy via andrea.morley@balanceec.com

How to apply

Please visit our advert on the Essex Schools Jobs website for an Application Pack and to apply online:

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 5th June 2018

Selection event: Friday 22nd June 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and other checks in line with safer recruitment practice.

Job location

More about St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1799 523384
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