Headteacher, Southampton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sholing Junior SchoolSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L24 (£62,426 - £72,306)
Contract term: Permanent

Governors are seeking an experienced leader to skilfully lead the school community towards academic and pastoral excellence. They should demonstrate a passion for the leadership of learning across key stage 2 and be able to confidently shape and improve the quality of education at Sholing Junior School.

The successful candidate will drive the development of the schools’ curriculum offer, ensuring that more pupils than ever before leave their educational journey at Sholing Junior School well-prepared for their next. Strategies will place the most disadvantaged children and those with additional and complex needs firmly at the centre of developments.

Our new Headteacher will inspire and bring out the best in staff, have resilience and drive, and have a proven track-record of delivering strong educational outcomes. Sholing is a special place with its own unique sense of community. Each and every child at Sholing Junior School is valued as an individual and their talents and strengths are recognised, celebrated and developed further. Learning opportunities at Sholing are rich and varied and whether they are inside or outside of the classroom, children are given every opportunity to be the very best that they can be.

You can be part of leading the next phase of our journey as we strive to deliver excellent education for our children.


  • Is currently an outstanding and inspirational school leader
  • Has a strong track-record of success in their current role within the Primary phase
  • Can develop the quality of learning provision so that it secures progress for all pupils building on a strong start in key stage 1
  • Will effectively model leadership, ensuring staff have the skills they need to do their job well
  • Innovates to improve the quality of the curriculum offer to address social disadvantage and fully meet the needs of pupils with special education needs
  • Supports the well-being of all staff and nurtures the excellent relationships already established
  • Builds upon good relationships within the school, across partnerships and in the wider community



Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the recruitment pack and complete the application form which can be found at www.hamwic.org

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@hamwic.org
If you would like a tour of the school, please register your interest at recruitment@hamwic.org, or contact Jane Butler, Chair of Governors at the school on 023 8044 7448


All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Application closing date: Friday 21 February 2020
Shortlisting: Monday 24 February 2020
Interview Dates: 9 – 10 March 2020

More about Sholing Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Middle Road, Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 8PT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 23 80447448