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Job Ref No. ECC3430-77L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: Salary negotiable, indicative range £52k - £62k
Position Start Date: 03/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 13th February 2019  

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Headteacher from September 2019

Salary negotiable, indicative range £52k - £62k

St. Mary's is a welcoming, 1 form entry Church school with a caring ethos situated in the centre of Saffron Walden, a thriving Essex market town close to the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk borders. We would like to appoint an excellent practitioner and inspiring Headteacher with the vision, drive and energy to lead our school forward, building on our current Ofsted judgement of Good and aspiring for excellence for the whole school community.

We are proud to offer you:

· Enthusiastic and well-behaved children who greatly enjoy coming to school

· A committed, hard-working and talented team

· Parents who appreciate and support the school

· A collaborative Board of Governors committed to supporting you in your role and to investing in the ongoing development of the school

· Strong, supportive links with the Church

Who are we looking for?

An ambitious and dynamic leader who:

· will enhance the standards of teaching and learning to maximise the progress of every pupil whilst valuing each child as an individual and providing a wide range of opportunities for all

· has the passion and experience to engage and empower our staff

· has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to create effective and positive relationships with parents and all members of the school community

· will further strengthen our links with other local schools

· will continue to nurture and develop the Christian faith, values and ethos of our Church school

School visits are warmly welcome and will be hosted by one of our governors. Please contact Richard Peet, our Vice-Chair, to make arrangements by email:

If you would like an informal chat about this opportunity, in confidence, please contact our governance adviser, Andrea Morley at Balance Education Consultancy via

How to apply

Please visit our advert on the Essex Schools Jobs website for an Application Pack and to apply online:

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Selection event: Wednesday 13th February 2019 with a late afternoon tea on Thursday 31st January to meet staff

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and other checks in line with safer recruitment practice.

Information about the School

"Aspiring for Excellence in a Christian Learning Environment"

Established in 1845, St. Mary's is a welcoming 1 form entry Church school with a caring ethos. We are situated in the centre of Saffron Walden, a thriving Essex market town close to the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk borders and within easy travelling distance of both Cambridge and London. We enjoy excellent facilities, occupying a large and attractive site which also accommodates our Church Pre-school and an independent Before/After-school club.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Andrea Morley
On behalf of St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School, Saffron Walden
Essex, CB10 1BQ
Telephone: 07720 711897

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