Headteacher, London SW16

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sunnyhill Primary SchoolLondon SW16

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale L18-24 plus 25% discretionary allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Children are at the Heart of Everything we do

Sunnyhill Primary is a vibrant and inclusive community school in Streatham, Lambeth. We are proud of our creative curriculum, academic results and our award-winning pupil voice teams. Our passionate governors, SLT, staff, children and parents work collaboratively to produce a positive and exciting atmosphere in which all of us can learn, play and grow together. We have strong ties with our local community beyond the school gates and strive to be the best we can be in all areas of our school life.

Our Core Values

Respect each other - Strive for Excellence - Try your Best - Every Individual Matters - Take Responsibility

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will:

  • be charismatic, visionary, visible, inspirational and innovative in their approach to leading our school community
  • be a team player, working closely with enthusiastic governors and diligent, high quality staff 
  • have experience of demonstrating leadership in the attainment and progress of all learners, recognising that every individual matters
  • have a proven and extensive track record of working inclusively in a diverse primary school setting and equally diverse local community
  • have natural problem solving abilities and a desire to support and develop the staff team, as well as setting the highest of standards in teaching
  • be compassionate and have the ability to motivate and inspire

What we can offer you

Sunnyhill Primary School will provide:

  • an engaged and enthusiastic cohort of children from many different backgrounds who love coming to school, who strive for excellence and take responsibility for their learning and growth
  • a committed, passionate and dynamic staff team and board of governors, with a child-centred approach to pupil development and wellbeing
  • a supportive community of parents and carers committed to working in partnership with the school
  • an original Victorian school site blended with purpose built new school buildings, set in spacious grounds 
  • an atmosphere of respect, positivity and unity

How to Apply 

An application pack, including school information, job description and person specification, and an application form are attached. These can also be obtained by emailing hahmed@sunnyhill.lambeth.sch.uk.

Completed applications should be submitted to: hahmed@sunnyhill.lambeth.sch.uk. 

Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019, 12pm

Interview dates: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February 2019

School visits: There will be an opportunity to visit the School during the weeks beginning 14th January and 21st January. Please contact sgichigi@sunnyhill.lambeth.sch.uk to arrange.  

Sunnyhill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Lambeth aims for quality services and equal opportunities for all. www.lambeth.gov.uk 


Sunnyhill Primary School

Streatham, London SW16 2UW

Tel: 020 8769 4785

www.sunnyhillprimary.com 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Sunnyhill Road, Streatham, London, SW16 2UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8769 4785
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We aim to develop our school so that it has consistency at its heart. That it is a creative and exciting place for our children and for the community. That we have high expectations of each other, and that we hold each other to account. 

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