Ashford St Mary's CEP School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: £54,091 - £74,295
Close date: 26th February 2021 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 11th & 12th March 2021
Position start date: September 2021

Come and be part of our family! Ashford St Mary’s CEP School is a friendly and welcoming community where everyone works together and learns together with a determination to succeed. Pupils are eager to learn through engaging and creative lessons which (in the words of the children) “teachers make really fun”.  

The governors, pupils and staff are calling for an effective leader who will demonstrate impact through a creative flair, commitment and inspirational approach.  The prospective Headteacher who will be appointed into this privileged position will be committed to promoting and developing the schools distinctive Christian standards and character, already judged outstanding in the last SIAMS.

‘’The school has developed a set of Christian values which has transformed the life of its community. These values of perseverance, compassion, respect, forgiveness, trust and friendship were chosen in consultation with all stakeholders. They have replaced school rules and pupils use them effectively to regulate their everyday lives’’ (SIAMS Report – April 2018).  We have close links with St Mary’s church and the children benefit from visiting the church for services throughout the year and from the clergy leading assemblies at school. 

Our recent Ofsted inspection in February 2020 was rated ‘Good’.  

We have a spacious and attractive site where things come in twos just like Noah’s ark – two classes per year group, two halls, two libraries, two playgrounds.  Each of our year groups also has a shared space which provides an additional area for small group or individual interventions.  

Our staff are a dedicated and hardworking team but we believe in having fun together too; dressing up days, such as Book Week, are never a dull day in the staff room!  The supportive staff work together to achieve the same goal.

Don’t take our word for it, we encourage all prospective applicants to visit the school virtually to see for yourself.

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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