Headteacher - Belford Primary School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/01/2019 12:00
£52,414 - £60,755
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Belford Primary School
Post Number:
Closing date:
21 Jan
Further Information

Group 1, 2-11 Primary School of approximately 77 pupils
plus a 26 place nursery

Salary: Individual School Range L12 – L18 (£52,414 to £60,755 per annum)

Contract: permanent

Required from 1 September 2019

Our current Headteacher has decided to pursue other professional opportunities. She has brought the school to a point where it is now very well-regarded and successful, with much potential through its staff team to get better still. We are seeking an outstanding educational professional to build on this platform and realise that potential.

Belford Primary School is a small rural school serving the village of Belford and its surrounding communities in North Northumberland. It only evolved from a first school in September 2018 and there is much opportunity arising from this change. We were rated good by Ofsted in March 2018 and our outcomes are above national averages. We have a very strong, committed and youthful staff team who seek inspirational leadership, mentoring and challenge to further their own professional development.

Our educational philosophy is encapsulated by our motto “Make, Believe, Learn, Achieve” which we explain in detail in the application pack. Children’s progress is at the heart of everything we do, how our resources are allocated and in our commitment to staff development and distributed leadership.

Applicants should have:

- The very highest levels of expectation of themselves and their colleagues.
- Leadership qualities to challenge, inspire, motivate and empower others.
- The skills to be a critical friend, role model, coach and inspiration to others.
- The courage of their own convictions but also the ability and humility to
- The ability, presence and communication skills to secure the role of our
school at the centre of its local community.
- Strong evidence of successful experience in a management role.
- A strong commitment to our school’s educational philosophy and beliefs,
including safeguarding the welfare of every member of the school

We can offer you:

- The commitment of a strong staff team and cohesive governing body.
- Opportunities for you to demonstrate how you have made a positive impact
on our school, its children and our local community.
- The opportunity to innovate further within a well-resourced and successful
- A model of school management and organisation which has proved to be
robust even in constrained financial circumstances.

If you have a passion for learning, high expectations of yourself and those around you, and the skills to translate those expectations into successful educational outcomes, we would love to hear from you. If you can couple those qualities with a strong commitment to the further development both of our staff within the school and the school within the community, better still.

Please take the opportunity to visit our school before you apply, if you possibly can, and watch our online video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/io5hpf0yxq0a652/Belford%20Primary%20School%20Video%20-%20End%20Titles%20-%20No%20Captions.mp4?dl=0 .

Further information can also be found on our website, and please refer to our 2018 Ofsted report. http://www.belfordprimary.northumberland.sch.uk/website

To contact the school please ring: 01668 213372

Belford Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Application forms and further details are obtainable by downloading an applicants pack and sending your completed application form to


Closing date: Noon, Monday 21st January 2019

Please note
This job is closed for applications.