Job Ref No. ECC2710-16L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L8-L15 (£47,501 - £55,064)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 7th February 2019  

Job Description

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Ashdon Primary School is a Community School for four to eleven year-olds, based in North West Essex near Saffron Walden and close to the county boundaries of both Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. We are at the heart of a thriving rural community and for over 100 years have welcomed children from Ashdon, Hadstock and the surrounding villages.

We are a small school, with all the benefits that brings and our shared aim is to provide an excellent education for all our children by offering a stimulating, challenging and inclusive curriculum. We welcome and appreciate the work and support of our families, other professionals and services so that we can nurture and educate our children in a rounded way, ensuring a combination of academic, social and emotional learning.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious leader who will work with the governing body, staff, parents and the greater community to provide overall strategic leadership for our school. A Headteacher who will strive for excellence and the continuing success of our children within an inclusive and nurturing environment. We would welcome applications from both individuals new to the role and those currently in post.

Please visit our advert on the Essex jobs website for more information and to download an application pack. A representative from our governing body will be available to give you an informal tour of the school and answer any of your questions on Thursday 17th and Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Should you wish to speak in confidence about this role, please contact Richard Spencer, our Chair of Governors on 01799 584171 or email

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Noon 25th January 2019

Short list: 29th January 2019

Interviews: 7th February.

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

Gary Brown
Ashdon, Saffron Walden
Essex, CB10 2HB
Telephone: 01799 584219

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