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Job Ref No. ECC3015-27L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: £44,990-£60,153
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 4th April 2019  

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The Governors of St Margaret'sCofE Primary School are seeking to appoint a dynamic and aspirational Head Teacher who has excellent communication skills and will ensure the success and progression of our pupils as we continue on our journey from Good to Outstanding status.

St Margaret's CofE Primary School is a small Church of England primary school situated in Toppesfield, Essex Village of the Year, awarded for the strength of community life. The school has an excellent reputation and works in close cooperation with other primary schools within the Colne Valley Consortium (CVC). In 2016, the school was rated as Good by Ofsted.

We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff and Governors with an active and supportive group of parents. We all work together to create a school environment where everyone's contribution is valued and children know that their achievements and successes are recognised.

We are looking for a leader who will be able to challenge, inspire and motivate their team and develop a strategic vision for our Church school and who will:

• Have a passion for learning and inspire creative and enthusiastic learners

• Nurture the strong relationships that support all within the school community

• Value every child's gifts and strive to give each the best opportunity to thrive

Our staff are looking for a leader who is supportive, a team player, role model, loyal, and understanding.

Our pupils would love their new head teacher to be welcoming, loving, kind, caring and honest and someone who represents our Christian values

Visits to the school are warmly welcome and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Helen Kent-Jackson, Chair of Governors via email

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 best practice.

Closing Date:12 noon Friday22nd March 2019

Interview dates: Thursday 4th April 2019

Applicants are invited to view the school website and its links:

Information about the School

St. Margaret's is a small village school set in the Essex countryside where the children are at the heart of all we do. We know them well and offer a caring, fulfilling environment with an emphasis on meeting individual needs within a supportive and challenging learning environment where the children feel valued.

We have a strong, Christian ethos and a vision inspired by all our stakeholders which reads: At St Margaret’s CofE Primary School, we develop WISDOM by providing a CHALLENGING and RICH curriculum; we encourage ASPIRATION by rewarding RESILIENCE, HOPE and AMBITION; promoting DIGNITY so that our children are HEALTHY, RESPECTFUL, JOYFUL and TRUSTWORTHY, enabling them to give back to their COMMUNITY and celebrate life in all its fullness.

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

Mrs Vanessa Thomas, Headteacher
Church Lane
Toppesfield, Halstead
Essex, CO9 4DS
Telephone: 01787 237354