Headteacher, Northamptonshire

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St Peter's SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10: £49,937 to L18: £60,755
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of St Peter’s School are seeking a talented and inspirational person to lead our successful Independent Primary School and Nursery in Kettering, Northants.

Founded in 1946, St Peter’s School has grown to be a School with an enviable reputation for excellence in education coupled with a caring, nurturing ethos enabling our pupils to grow in confidence and discover their own talents.

Are you a Headteacher looking for a new challenge, or a deputy head or experienced leader looking to make the first move into Headship.  If you are a people person with the drive and ambition to lead our School into its next chapter, incorporating excellent teaching practise and creative pedagogy across the curriculum and putting our pupils at the heart of everything you do, then this is an excellent opportunity for you to flourish in a small school with a supportive Governing Body. 

The Person

Due to the retirement of the current Headmistress who has been with the school for 19 years, we are now seeking a dynamic Headteacher to lead St Peter’s School into its next chapter.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic visionary leader with a passionate commitment to providing a nurturing and enriching experience for every child.  The Headteacher leads the school, is the DSL and the key contact for both current and prospective parents and therefore must be a good communicator, an ambassador for the school and a strong leader of people. 

The School

St Peter’s School is a successful, non-selective co-educational Independent day school located in a secure walled campus in a leafy suburb of Kettering in Northamptonshire.  Children join us either in Nursery (rising three’s) or in Reception Class, leaving at age 11 to go on to their senior school of choice, be that in one of the local independent senior schools, or into the maintained sector; they leave us well prepared for both.

We currently have 40 children in our popular nursery, Sunnylands Nursery, and 88 children spread across Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. 

St Peter’s School was founded in 1946 as a charitable trust, in the former Victorian home of William Timpson. Since then the school has grown within its secure grounds to incorporate separate Nursery and Key Stage One buildings.  We are in a period of development and have recently completed our new Cedar Hub eco building which incorporates a new Art/DT teaching space and wrap around care facility.

We are proud of the reputation we have built for excellence in education coupled with a caring, supportive and nurturing ethos to enable our pupils to grow in confidence and discover their own talents.  Our latest integrated inspection report commends St Peter’s School on its excellent pastoral care and with this we are committed to providing the very highest standards of teaching and extra-curricular activities to ensure that every child is well looked after, happy and fulfilled during their school journey.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Tom Fray, Chair of Governors t.fray@st-peters.org.uk by email or Ali Hurst, Bursar 01536 527111 a.hurst@st-peters.org.uk to arrange a confidential discussion. 

The closing date for applications is midday 12th August 2019.  Interviews will be held during week commencing 23rd September 2019.

Please download the application pack for further details about the application process, and we welcome you to visit the School before submitting your application.  Please contact Ali Hurst by email to arrange a suitable appointment to visit us.



More about St Peter's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 52 Headlands, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1536 512066
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