Headteacher - Loose Primary School - Full-time

Coppice Primary Partnership

  • Ref:KCC-F57-2-L
  • Posted:16/11/2022
  • Pay:Group 4 – L14 to L27
  • Start Date:April 17th (start of term 5)
  • App Close Date:29/11/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:6th and 8th December

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Following the current Headteacher accepting a new headship post, Loose Primary School are looking for a new Headteacher.

If you have significant primary senior leadership experience or wider MAT structure and you are looking for your next challenge, then this could be the job for you. As Headteacher of Loose, you have the opportunity to not only be the leader of a fantastic three form entry school, but also become a member of the Coppice Primary Partnership (CPP) executive leadership team, where your skills will be used to support the education and experience for all children in the trust. Please see the Recruitment Pack for more information.

Loose is a school with an excellent reputation. Since an outstanding Ofsted in 2016, the school has continued to strive for further improvements. The recent focus has been to develop an outstanding curriculum which gives children purposeful and powerful knowledge. When Ofsted revisited in May 2022, they could see the strengths of these changes, but there is still work to do!

Operating within the ethos and values of the trust and to assist you in achieving your vision for the school, you will be ably supported by a dedicated team of staff, a committed Local Governing Board, a supportive school community and the wider network of CPP. As part of the trust, you have access to a range of services and high-quality support designed to remove lower level administrative functions from the school to allow you to focus on what matters most – the quality of teaching and learning.

Coming to see the school and meeting with the Trust Leader is essential. We want you to see what a fantastic opportunity this role is and meet some of the school and CPP team members. Visit Dates: 14, 17 (or wk beg 21 Nov)

We are looking for:

  • an inspirational leader with a proven track record of improving standards who can continue to move the school forwards
  • an ability to inspire and motivate others and work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • a person who understands the current educational climate
  • an analytical leader with excellent organisational skills and the ability to think strategically
  • a values driven leader with a strong sense of accountability, excellent people skills and a drive for excellence
  • a team player who looks at how capacity can be shared across the trust, understanding that we can achieve more together than we can on our own
  • a role model for work/life balance

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to lead a large school with an excellent reputation
  • a fantastic environment with excellent resources
  • a supportive team of staff in the school and across the trust
  • articulate and polite children who are ready to learn and embrace challenge
  • excellent links with our parents and the wider local community
  • supportive and proactive layers of governance
  • an immediate network of two other schools within the trust to share, develop and refine ideas
  • a range of benefits to support your workload and wellbeing (see pack for more details)

Information about the federation

Our trust was born out of a genuine desire to secure outstanding provision for all children. The word ‘partnership’ was chosen deliberately as our vision is for schools to work together, building on their own strengths and uniqueness to secure the very best for every child.

We are guided by a set of core principles which support everything we do.

• We are and will remain a primary led trust who understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Primary Education.

• Collaboration supports the identification of best practice and its appropriate dissemination.

• We will be led by primary specialists with experience of leading successfully within the primary sector.

• Excellent academic standards of education will be secured by building on the strong values and ethos in which children are educated within each school.

• Our curriculum, rich with the knowledge and skills that children need will also celebrate sport and the arts, supporting children’s aspirations. Every child’s time at school will be a positive experience and something they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

• Our school improvement model is designed to retain expertise within the trust, providing bespoke and timely support as required.

• We invest in our staff by providing high quality professional development to support them in securing the very best provision for our children. We build capacity and will offer opportunities internally where appropriate to encourage staff retention.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mark Chatley
  • Address:Coppice Primary Partnership,
    Loose Road,
    ME15 9UW
  • Telephone: 01622743549
  • Email: markchatley@coppicepp.org



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.