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Job Ref No. ECC3013-51L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L12 - L18
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/02/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: 19th March 2020  

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Pay Scale L12 - L18 (Group 2 School)

St Peter's is "a vibrant, happy place with an exciting curriculum and strong values that develop pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development". Located in North West Essex, we have a friendly, inclusive atmosphere, with children, parents, staff, governors and community committed to working together to facilitate the continuing success of the school. As a team we strive to ensure that a well-planned curriculum means every child enjoys learning, feels proud of their achievements and is confident that they can learn new skills and achieve their very best.

Currently rated as 'good' by Ofsted (January 2019), we are proud of our school where high aspirations and inspirational leadership results in pupils receiving an excellent standard of education. Our pupils are polite, respectful and well-behaved while our staff are fully engaged and high performing.

The Governors of St Peter's are seeking to appoint an exceptional, committed leader with a demonstrable 'growth' mind-set and the ability to build on the success of the current retiring Headteacher, by leading the school, together with the Senior Leadership Team, through its next stage of development.

An effective leader, motivator and team builder, you must have the ability and presence to inspire and influence pupils, staff and stakeholders; leading by example and encouraging collaborative working. As well as assuming responsibility for all aspects of school life, you will also direct theschools strategic planning, lead the development of the curriculum and deliver an outstanding provision which meets the needs of all our young people.

Inclusive and emotionally sensitive, you must possess well-developed leadership skills, a talent for developing and motivating others and the ability to manage resources and finances effectively.

In return, we can offer you strong governor support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

For further details please contact Mrs Barbara Smart, School Business Manager, by telephone 01787 460362, or by e-mail

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults. Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

Application Closing Date: Midday Monday 24th February 2020

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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Miss J Harper, Headteacher
School Road
Sible Hedingham, Halstead
Essex, CO9 3NR
Telephone: 01787 460362