Headteacher - Castletown Primary School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/03/2021 12:00
£64,143 - £74,295
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Castletown Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Mar
Further Information

Castletown Primary School
Grange Road, Castletown Sunderland
Tel: 0191 5497777
website: www.castletownprimary.co.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Joan Lumsden
N.O.R: 384 including Nursery
Applications are invited for the position of Headteacher
Required: 1st September 2021
ISR Group 3, Salary L18 – L24: £64,143 - £74,295

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our long-standing and well respected Headteacher we are looking to appoint an inspirational, innovative and motivated leader who can provide a high quality, inclusive education in a safe and nurturing environment. The Governing Body is looking for a leader who can continue to drive forward an extremely happy and highly regarded school.
Our new Headteacher will be:
• An effective communicator with staff, parents/carers and the wider community – someone who can face challenges and ensure that the best outcomes are achieved;
• An outstanding primary practitioner with a track record of professional and inspirational leadership and management, leading to high quality education, by effectively managing teaching and learning;
• Able to make decisions and work on their own initiative whilst recognising the need to delegate and trust colleagues to maximise effectiveness;
• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating standards of attainment, teaching and learning and be able to create clear and imaginative action plans to ensure that all children reach their highest potential;
• Able to lead a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all staff and pupils and who understands the importance of providing broad and balanced opportunities to develop the whole child.

We can offer you:
• Enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn;
• A highly supportive Governing body and strong links with the local community;
• A supportive environment for a leader with passion and drive to maintain our high quality teaching and learning environment;
• A committed staff team who work extremely well together and who are keen to continue to provide the very best opportunities for children;
• Strong partnerships with local schools.

We are looking for an individual who is dynamic, caring, ambitious and passionate about making a difference to the lives of our children.
Applications would be welcomed from current Headteachers or experienced Deputy Headteachers.

How to apply:
Visits are welcomed and will follow the necessary school protocols around COVID-19.
Please contact the school if you would like to arrange a visit.
Application packs are available to download from NE Jobs or by contacting the HR team at hradmin@togetherforchildren.org.uk.
Please return completed applications hradmin@togetherforchildren.org.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 1st March
Short listing will be held on Wednesday 3rd March
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th March (subject to national restrictions)
If you do not hear anything within 6 weeks of the shortlisting date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

The Governing Body of Castletown Primary School and Sunderland City Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Headteacher is expected to share this commitment and must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants will be subject to appropriate background checks and vetting including an enhanced DBS check and checks against the children’s barred list. At minimum of two references are required prior to the commencement of employment. Additional references may be requested