Headteacher, Suffolk

Closing date:

Walsham-le-Willows CEVCP SchoolSuffolk

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,311 - £59,528
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an inspirational leader who has high aspirations and is seeking an opportunity to use those qualities to deliver outstanding performance and outcomes? 

Walsham-le-Willows Primary School is a thriving Church of England primary school situated in a picturesque village in mid Suffolk, very close to Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Stowmarket where there are excellent road and rail links to London and the Midlands. The school has strong links with the local community and was rated as 'Good' by Ofsted (December 2017). We are seeking a Headteacher to provide the professional leadership and management of the school that will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school's work.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is passionate and committed to lead on creating a secure, nurturing and stimulating environment for learning which enables children to flourish as enthusiastic, confident and independent learners
  • will provide professional vision and leadership for the school to secure its future improvement and success
  • has a proven track record in leadership and staff development with experience of performance management
  • demonstrates strategic, curriculum-led financial planning ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their potential
  • promotes Christian values, where children develop a feeling of mutual care and respect for themselves, others and the environment
  • has the ability to manage challenging situations in an empathetic way
  • is able to provide a safe environment for pupils and staff by being approachable yet having a presence, along with a healthy sense of perspective 
  • appreciates the key roles of parents, carers and wider families in a child's education and will continually strive to develop effective and strong partnerships between home and school.


In return, we can offer you:

  • engaged and hardworking pupils
  • enthusiastic teaching and support staff who embrace best practice and innovation
  • a fantastic and safe learning environment
  • a supportive Governing Body.



We would encourage you to come and visit our school. Please contact Julie Pascoe on (01359) 259319 to arrange.

For further information or an application pack, please contact Headteacher Recruitment at: headships@suffolk.gov.uk or (01473) 263943.

Closing date: midday, 30 March 2020.

Interview dates: 28 / 29 April 2020.

All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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More about Walsham-le-Willows CEVCP School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Wattisfield Road, Walsham Le Willows, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1359 259319
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