Newington Community Primary School and Nursery


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £54,091 - £73,559
Close date: 31st December 2020 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 21st and 22nd January 2021
Position start date: April 2021

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity we are the school for you. Although we have an outstanding judgment by Ofsted we want our new Head teacher to build on what we have already established. Newington is a great place to work as our team are passionate about education, our children and families and our community. If you are the sort of person who could lead our school and can build on what we have we would like to hear from you! So fill in the application form and come for a safe socially distanced tour. Please take the time to look at our school website as it will give you a flavour of who we are. Tours can be arranged via the school office.

This is an opportunity to lead an outstanding school with a dedicated workforce who are impassioned to strive for excellence. You will be supported by a strong Senior Leadership team, Key Stage Leads, Year Leaders, SEN and FLO. Every staff member from the site staff, admin staff to the teaching team has a passion for their role and the value they add to the school by living The Newington Way and following fundamental British Values. 

The school has excellent facilities including a dedicated FLO room, SEN room, Dining hall, Staffroom and admin wing. A fully equipped recording studio, where our award winning Vadio sessions are recorded, edited and broadcast, is just one of the outstanding facilities the school has to offer. Music, Technology, Spanish and P.E are taught by subject specialists allowing staff PPA+ time to focus on our excellent bespoke Newington curriculum. 

The school motto is Ambition, Achievement and Aspiration. We are looking for an excellent communicator who personifies those qualities, can convey them passionately whilst expanding upon the outstanding elements of the school. 

We are looking for: 

  • An outstanding and reflective practitioner who has teaching and learning at the heart of everything they do and can holistically lead the school. 

  • An empathetic, empowering, inspirational leader who appreciates the benefits of collaboration and who can work as part of a team of outstanding senior leaders within our trust, conveying and instilling their passion to the entire school. 

  • A leader who can coach their outstanding team to continue to strive for excellence in all they do, find the areas that can still be improved upon and realise that extra potential.

  • Someone who can easily convey their passion that absolutely every child can succeed and is able to promote an environment where this happens.

  • Making arrangements for parents to be given regular information about the school curriculum, the progress of their children and other matters affecting the school, so as to promote common understanding of its aims.

  • Someone who is committed to the schools safeguarding policies and their responsibilities for this. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fantastic facilities – the school has a fully equipped recording studio, large playing fields, 3 activity playgrounds, sports cage, 3 playgrounds and a nursery. 

  • A passionate staff who hold the children at the centre of all they do. 

It is important to maintain and develop the relationships with our local partners and schools, as well as nurseries, charities and other local and regional organisations and groups.

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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