Headteacher, South Croydon

Closing date:

Park Hill Junior SchoolSouth Croydon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-L22 (outer London scale)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Leadership role with career potential and funded development programme  

This offers an opportunity for an ambitious leader with high standards, who responds well to seeking creative solutions, to build their career on the sound platform provided by this excellent school. Support from a competent team and the benefits of expertise drawn from Folio Education Trust will enable you to have an impact as you continue to lead this school on its path towards outstanding. This role could suit either an aspirant leader with headship potential, wishing to develop and access quality CPD to grow into the leader’s role, or an experienced leader seeking to broaden their career, using internal pathways within a forward-thinking, local group of schools.

Located within a few minutes’ walk from East Croydon Station with its numerous bus and tramlinks, this 3-form entry junior school draws from a wide spectrum of families in the South Croydon area, comprising a wonderful cultural mix and range of aspirations; respect for all races and religions is a key part of our agenda and children are encouraged to be kind, resilient, rigorous and aspirational, these being the qualities we espouse in our teaching. Improving parental engagement will facilitate our pupils’ abilities to achieve, in a school with a strong sense of community.

An exciting time lies ahead following our successful bid to fund a major refurbishment programme over the next 1-2 years, giving you the chance to plan strategically, manage change and coordinate your team to deliver high standards, while being flexible to take advantage of new opportunities. 

Advantages include:

  • School in a strong, stable position ready to move forwards
  • Increased opportunities for Joint Practice Development in a range of educational contexts
  • Folio shared services allow you to focus on the core business of teaching and learning 
  • Secured finance for an imminent c£4m refurbishment programme that will enhance school facilities
  • Relocation assistance available by negotiation for the right candidate

Application procedure:

To obtain our candidate pack and relevant application form, for a confidential discussion on this vacancy or to arrange a visit, please contact our consultant Jacqueline Baker, on 07891 671 226 or email parkhill@ascendeducation.co.uk

She will be available to respond to enquiries over the half term break.

Please complete the Trust’s application form and return this electronically with the requested supporting documentation to the email above. In compliance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing date:                9 am Monday 12th March 

Invitation to Interview:  by evening Thursday 15th March 

Selection and Interviews: Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th March


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements

Job location

More about Park Hill Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Stanhope Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8686 8623
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 Working within the Park Hill Family 

Our School comprises a three form entry Junior Mixed School to accommodate approximately 360 children, aged between 7 and 11 years. PHJS became an academy and joined the Folio Trust in April 2017; the a...