Littlebourne CEP School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: L6 - L12 - £46,457 - £53,856
Close date: 03rd February 2020 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 05th & 06th March 2020
Position start date: September 2020

Are you a Deputy or existing Headteacher who leads by example – with integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity, who can create and communicate a compelling vision, which effectively sets the future expectations for Littlebourne Church of England Primary School?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Headteacher to build on our school’s current position (in June 2019, Littlebourne was graded as ''Good'' in all areas by Ofsted) whilst providing the best possible environment for our children to progress and develop. One who inspires and influences others to believe in the importance of education in our children’s lives which in turn is reflected in the children’s attitude to their own learning.

As our new Headteacher, you will need to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically: initiating, planning, monitoring and evaluating school improvement and change processes.
  • Build on our vision and develop the future of our school, whilst injecting personal vision and leadership flair, towards becoming outstanding. 
  • Proactively develop and implement innovative ideas in order to drive our school performance with a managed risk approach. 

Exhibit an excellent knowledge of how assessment information is effectively used to improve the quality of planning for teaching and learning, whilst creating an effective and stable learning environment, by monitoring the quality and consistency of teaching throughout the school.

Work with colleagues to identify appropriate long term priorities for Littlebourne Primary School, ensuring these continue to inform both the School Plan and the quality of teaching across the school and to evidence the coaching skills needed to transmit these to all those involved in the life of Littlebourne Church of England Primary School.

Throughout the Headteacher role, you will have the full support of an efficient leadership and administrative team, as well as the Governors, who will continue to be a supportive and encouraging body. 

In June 2019, Littlebourne school was graded as ''Good'' in all areas by Ofsted, we are also proud to be a member of a supportive collaboration of local schools, and we strive to continue this positive trend.

As a Church of England School, we strive to reflect our love of God, love of life and love of learning in all that we do; so we expect the school to continue to develop its strong links with the St Vincent’s Church and to remain an active contributor to the local community. Our school is built upon our core values of hope for the future, courage to overcome difficulties, peace within, forgiveness for our mistakes and friendship to support us.

We are a popular village school located 4 miles east of Canterbury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in the heart of the City of Canterbury. 

To experience all that Littlebourne Primary School has to offer, please come and visit us. To arrange a visit please call the school office on 01227 721671.

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.

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