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Job Ref No. ECC3401-48L Position Type: Head of School Pay Range: Leadership Grade 4-8
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 04/07/2022 Shortlisting Starts:  27/06/2022

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Head of School

We are looking to recruit a passionate and experienced teacher as Head of School to join our Church School from September 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity in a great location to serve a community of well-supported children.

We are looking for an outstanding senior leader to work alongside the headteacher, other senior leaders, the local school board, and within a family of church schools, the Vine Schools Trust.

Our new Head of School will be someone who:

· Is an outstanding teacher and can model good practice.

· Is passionate about learning and working with children.

· Is ambitious for themselves and others.

· Is a strong communicator with children, parents, and staff.

· Is a positive role model for all and leads by example.

· Has a clear understanding of the needs of the school beyond the classroom.

· Will be committed to supporting the Christian ethos of the school and the Vine Schools Trust of 23 schools, providing many opportunities for personal and professional development within a Church School context.

We can offer:

· A school with high expectations that seeks to get the best out of everyone.

· Pupils who are incredibly enthusiastic, friendly, and motivated to learn.

· A committed community of parents, staff, and members of the local school board who are all committed to driving school improvement.

· A commitment to developing you to your full potential, through high-quality professional growth, coaching, and development.

· A Senior Leadership network within the Vine Schools Trust.

· Being an active part of an innovative and exciting partnership of 23 schools.

· A supportive team of staff who value and appreciate everyone working within the school community.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification, job description, and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the School

At St Margaret’s C of E Academy, Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust, we welcome children, their parents and families into a warm, friendly and hardworking environment where our Christian Values are the heart of all we do.

At St Margaret’s we celebrate the uniqueness of every child of God in our Christian community and encourage them in all we do, preparing them for life’s journey.

Our Outstanding SIAMS inspection in November 2015 stated that our Christian Values are ‘rooted in the very fabric of the school. ‘

We hope that our website provides a sense of our values, and the aspirations we have for the pupils in our care. Please explore further to learn more about our school or contact us to arrange a visit.

‘God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path’ Inspired by Psalm 119:105

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

Sally Finch
St Margaret's Church of England Academy
London Road, Bowers Gifford
Essex, SS13 2DU
Telephone: 01268 552176