Head Teacher - Whickham Parochial C of E Primary School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
02/03/2020 12:00
Leadership L13 - L19 (£55,202 - £63,975).
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Whickham Parochial C of E Primary School
Closing date:
2 Mar
Further Information

Following the retirement of the Head Teacher, the Governing Body wishes to appoint a highly committed, passionate and experienced school leader (at Deputy or Head Teacher level) to take up the post of Head Teacher at Whickham Parochial Church of England Primary school.

The school is at the heart of a local community and prides itself on the friendly and supportive atmosphere where children and staff are encouraged to be the best that they can be.

Governors are looking for a candidate who will use their knowledge and experience to consolidate and further develop the high performance of many years and take the school forward to even greater success for all its pupils and staff.

Applicants for the post should be highly motivated, well-qualified, with an understanding of working in a Church of England Primary school and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. They should have a strong commitment to sustaining school improvement, be committed to the safeguarding and well-being of all children and staff. In addition, they will be able to demonstrate a good track record of leadership and management at a senior level.

The successful applicant will:
Be passionate about raising and maintain the already high standards of our pupils, whilst ensuring that every child's potential is fully realised.
Be able to support and promote the school's distinctive Christian vision.
Have proven leadership and management skills.
Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
Be approachable, receptive to the views of others and able to challenge, motivate and inspire others.
Have high expectations of achievement and behaviour.
We can offer you:
An exciting and challenging opportunity to lead our school.
A very supportive team of colleagues and governors within the school.
Engaged, lively, creative learners, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school.
Close working partnerships across the LA, Diocese and other schools in the locality.
A positive working environment.
A strong commitment to professional development at all levels.
Very positive relationships with supportive parents, the local church and wider community.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 2nd March.
Shortlisting will take place on Friday 6th March.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 18th March and Thursday 19th March.
To find out more about this role, prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school on either: Wednesday 26th February at 2pm or 4pm.

Please contact Mrs K Barnes, the school administrator, on 0191 488 7867 to confirm your attendance at one of the visit sessions. If you would like to discuss the post further contact the LA's Primary School Link Inspector, Stephen Jones on 0191 4338772 or e-mail: StephenJonesCWL@gateshead.gov.uk

Application packs are available from Education Personnel Services Emma Maddison on 0191 433 2439 or email emmamaddison@gateshead.gov.uk

Gateshead council 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. If successful applicants will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the school and latest newsletters, please visit our website: https://whickhamparochial.org/