Headteacher, Wiltshire

Closing date:New this week

Chilton Foliat Church of England Primary SchoolWiltshire
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11-L17 £50,476 - £58,389 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for an effective and approachable leader to join our committed teaching and support staff at our thriving and happy school. This role is ideally suited to an established Headteacher of a small school looking for a new challenge or an experienced Deputy/Assistant Headteacher looking for the next step in their career.

We are a thriving Church of England school, with just over 100 pupils, located within easy reach of junction 14 of the M4, less than two miles from Hungerford. With a period of growth in pupil numbers in recent years, we feel that with the combination of your leadership, and our improved pupil stability, we are well placed to continue our journey to drive rapid and sustained school improvement, focused on raising standards, and further improving our facilities.

We are looking for a Headteacher to embrace our strengths and build on these, to deliver an excellent education within a framework of Christian values and beliefs.

Our ideal leader will:

  • Put the best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions
  • Be an energetic, innovative and inspirational leader with a successful track record
  • Be able to lead by example, demonstrating commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to raising standards and levels of achievement across the whole school
  • Have confidence working with pupil progress and attainment data, in addition to reporting and presenting it
  • Celebrate successes and achievements of staff and pupils
  • Expect high standards of pupil outcomes, while maintaining our commitment to an enriched curriculumBe an excellent classroom practitioner, with some teaching commitment
  • Be an open, honest and transparent communicator, and be a visible member of the school community, able to maintain and develop the relationships between all stakeholders
  • Be able to prioritise, be organized and systematic, with the management skills to maintain finances and a secure and safe learning environment
  • Be committed to the Christian ethos of our school, supported by a clerical reference, while welcoming children of all faiths and none

Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School offers you:

  • Pupils with a love of learning, and exceptional behaviour
  • Solid foundations on which to build your legacy
  • A talented and committed team of staff, who work tirelessly to do their best for pupils, both in school, and the clubhouse in the mornings and afternoons
  • Up-to-date technology facilities across the school
  • Proactive governors who are committed to providing a first class education
  • Supportive parents who assist with both volunteering and fundraising
  • A school with a great reputation in the local area
  • A positive, nurturing and stimulating learning environment
  • Commitment to your professional development
  • Dedicated headship time over the course of each working week
  • Support from a successful group of local cluster schools
  • Other opportunities to collaborate and be supported by other experienced and exceptional Headteachers, the Local Authority and Diocese
  • A much loved and respected school at the heart of our supportive community

You are encouraged and warmly invited to visit Chilton Foliat Primary School prior to submitting your application. The Chair of Governors would be delighted to give you a tour so you can get the ‘feeling’ of the school. We hope you will enjoy seeing the school in action and will want to join us for the next stage of your leadership career.

To arrange a mutually convenient time and date for a visit, please contact Kate or Eirwen in the school office on 01488 682630 or email admin@chiltonfoliat.wilts.sch.uk . Alternatively, visit our school website www.chiltonfoliatprimary.org.uk

The preferred method of application is online and applications should be made at http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/results/#!/search/5119100l0212411/keyword/hs00064/

Closing Date: 5th March 2018 at noon

Interview Date: 20th March 2018

Chilton Foliat VA Primary School and Wiltshire Council are committed to equality and diversity, and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils, and all staff are expected to share this commitment. Any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and/or young people must be reported in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, the Council’s agreed Child Protection procedures will be followed, alongside implementation of the Authority’s Disciplinary Procedure. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check will be conducted, and a completed and signed document relating to disqualification, including disqualification by association will be required for the successful candidate. Original documentation as evidence of qualifications will also need to be produced. We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the Internet, and the governing body may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School
Stag Hill
Chilton Foliat
RG17 0TF



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Address: Stag Hill, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1488 682630