Phoenix Community Primary School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £50,151 - £65,735
Close date: 5th September 2022 at Midday
Date of Interviews: Week commencing 26th September 2022
Position start date: January 2023

We are seeking an enthusiastic, visionary leader with a creative approach to learning. This is your opportunity to make a difference.

Phoenix Community Primary School is a rewarding school to work within; the students thrive within our learning culture with a great willingness to learn. The staff team are committed and dedicated to our school vision, with a passion for education and upholding our values. We are looking for a headteacher who will support and nurture our students, as well as our staff and provide them both with many learning opportunities 

‘Children are seen and celebrated as individuals. If it’s important to them, it’s important to us!’ Staff member.

Phoenix is a founding member of the CARE Foundation Trust, a family of 10 primary schools, located around the Ashford area. Each having autonomy but benefitting from collaboration at all levels to share best practice, support each other and to strengthen the quality of education for all. The governors are seeking a leader who is open and fully committed to developing and enhancing successful collaborative partnerships. 

‘Approachability and openness runs throughout all staff at Phoenix.Parent

 Our school values:




'The school values are really important because they make Phoenix a happy and safe place to be.Pupil

The inclusive, nurturing ethos at Phoenix is powerful and clearly visible throughout our community of pupils, staff, parents and wider area in which we work. We are committed to equipping our pupils, regardless of their personal circumstances, with life skills through a wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities to give them the wider knowledge to succeed in their education, future careers and their social development.  We are proud to be able to provide them with music and sporting opportunities as well as many other rich experiences such as high-quality computing, environmental leadership, STEM initiatives and inspiring visits and trips. Our governing body is fully committed to working with you, to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

‘I am a parent to 3 children in Phoenix School, one of which has an EHC plan. We have always received so much advice, care and support from all of the school team, they are all about giving the children the very best and supporting them to achieve the very best and be the best version of themselves. I cannot send enough praise for the inclusivity they give to all, this is a very special school.’ Parent

A strategic approach to assessment is essential to lead the school with a clear focus on high quality teaching and learning that delivers effective curriculum outcomes for pupils. You must know how to develop independent learners with the skills to achieve continually through school life and into adulthood. Our learning culture is integral to our curriculum intent and our fantastic facilities and equipment together with an experienced team make sure this can be implemented and has impact.

‘Excellent subject knowledge of leaders is openly shared with colleagues’ Governor.

The school is in a secure financial position and has a track record of careful financial management. You should have knowledge of constructing and managing budgets to ensure the school has a robust and forward looking financial plan. Being outward looking and utilising our current connections to their full potential, you will be able to bring in new ideas that could be used to assist in this area.

‘I love the trips – our teachers make them really fun but we also get to learn lots too.Pupil

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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).

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