Headteacher, Wandsworth

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Fircroft Primary SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £73,464 - £83,910
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity to build from success and make a difference

Fircroft is a vibrant two-form entry community primary school near Tooting Bec tube station, educating children from 3-11 years of age.

Are you a visionary Headteacher or an exceptional Deputy or Assistant Head?

Due to the retirement of our current Head, we are seeking a dynamic Headteacher to build on the school’s solid success, inspiring colleagues and pupils alike to reach new heights.

As Ofsted recently recognised (May 2017), Fircroft is a ‘good’ school … ‘Where pupils of all backgrounds know that they can thrive, develop into confident young people and achieve academic success.’

We are proud of our warm, inclusive culture where everyone works together to achieve our vision of ‘Success for all, in all we do’. Whatever their starting point, we believe that with the right support and opportunities every child can achieve their very best, whether as a budding scientist, artist, mathematician, athlete, writer, dancer or future leader.

Lead a welcoming community

We have a thriving PTA and a knowledgeable and supportive board of governors, all of whom are committed to the ongoing professional development and wellbeing of all staff, including our new Headteacher. The school staff are professional, motivated and talented and pupils are well-behaved and happy to come to school.

Transport links are good and our creative curriculum is enhanced by regular trips to London’s museums, exhibitions and rich cultural heritage. Children also benefit from the nearby beautiful green spaces of Tooting and Wandsworth Common.

We have recently extended our lovely Victorian Building with a new EYFS unit. There is now a fantastic opportunity to take our old Nursery space in new directions to further enhance the school’s offer.

How to apply

Visits to the school for prospective candidates are strongly encouraged. Please contact Velma Lee, School Business Manager on 0208 672 6258 ext. 202. or by email sbm@fircroft.wandsworth.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

We encourage applicants to make on-line applications wherever possible. For further information and to apply on-line visit https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Alternatively, please contact Alison Duke, Senior HR Officer on 020 8871 5471 or by e-mail csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk with enquiries regarding the application process.

If you choose to submit your application by email rather than using our online website, completed applications should be submitted to: mailto:csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk, please call and confirm the receipt of your application.

School Visits: Tuesday 3 January to Friday 12 January 2018

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 14 January 2018

Shortlisting: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Interview and assessment day: Thursday 25 January 2018 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to a DBS check. CVs are not accepted.

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More about Fircroft Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Fircroft Road, London, SW17 7PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86726258
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