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Job details
Employer Lonesome Primary School
Location Merton
Salary £69,613 - £74,350
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Lonesome Primary School is a vibrant, two-form entry, co-educational primary school with 421 pupils on roll and 104 part-time nursery places. Judged to be Good in its Ofsted inspection of October 2015, it serves a diverse community in Mitcham with around 30 languages spoken in the school.

The school is currently being led by an interim Headteacher and the Governing Board is now looking to appoint a substantive Head to:

  • provide inspirational and motivational leadership across the school
  • maintain a relentless focus on the quality and consistency of teaching and learning, with an ongoing emphasis on reading and writing
  • promote the school’s inclusive ethos, enabling all pupils to access learning opportunities to achieve their full potential
  • develop innovative ways to engage with and reach all parents and stakeholders to position the school at the heart of its community

Currently a Headteacher or an outstanding Deputy with demonstrable experience of working successfully as a senior leader, you are an inspirational leader with a strong commitment to raising attainment and improving performance. You possess the skills to inspire and promote the highest quality teaching across the whole curriculum and an approach which puts all pupils at the heart of the learning process, raising standards and securing excellent progress. An effective communicator who leads by example, you have the ability to work in partnership with staff and build strong relationships with parents and the wider community.

In return for your energy and enthusiasm, we offer you the opportunity to lead an improving school with a growing roll that has some excellent practitioners and a committed Governing Board.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please contact our retained consultant, John Carter, Director at Veredus on 07725 607112 for a confidential conversation or email: john.carter@veredus.co.uk. Please supply a contact telephone number.

The Governing Board actively encourages all candidates to visit the school prior to the interviews. To arrange a visit, please also contact John Carter at Veredus.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday March 21st 2017
Interviews: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th March 2017

About the employer

History of the school

The 'Lonesome Council School' was formally opened by the Reverend Wilson on December 14th 1903, with a total of 35 children. How things have changed...



The school has seen two World Wars and has changed beyond recognition over t...
Information about Lonesome Primary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Grove Road
Mitcham
Surrey
CR4 1SD
United Kingdom