Job Ref No. ECC3244-73L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L16-L24 £61,166 - £74,295
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/02/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: 15 March 2021 Shortlisting Starts:  01/03/2021

Job Description

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Elsenham C of E Primary School is looking for an inspiring leader and passionate educator who can promote the Christian vision of our school to join us as Headteacher in September 2021.

If you are a leader who makes their staff feel valued, gets the most from everyone and you are able to contribute enthusiastically to a strong partnership between the school, the Parish and the local community then read on.

Elsenham C. of E. Primary School is located in the village of Elsenham, close to the market town of Bishop's Stortford. At present we area growing school and have almost completed the transition to two form entry.

Our children start in Reception at the age of 4 and leave us at the end of Year 6, aged11. The school is an integral part of the village and we work closely with all of the other organisations in the area to promote a sense of community.

At Elsenham C. of E. Primary School, we foster high standards of learning and behaviour in a happy and caring environment and promote excellence throughout the school. We aim to provide the best possible staffing, resources and organisation needed to help every child achievetheir potential. There is excellent support from the community and local church and supportive parents who uphold the Christian ethos of the school.

We believe that the education of all children relies on a shared partnership between home and school, and we are fortunate that we have supportive parents who work with us to help provide the best possible learning opportunities for the children. Our most recent OFSTED inspection report (March 2019), praised the work of our school and judged us Good overall with Outstanding Effectiveness of leadership and management, Early years provision and Personal development, behaviour and welfare. As we look to the future, we will continue to build on these as we aim forfurther school improvement.

Together, we are all working towards our children being confident and independent learners who have the courage to seize all opportunities available to them both now and in the future. Every one of our children is special with talents and strengths in a variety of areas.To enable them to be successful we deliver a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is fun, challenging and accessible to all.

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated hardworking team of staff members
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated senior team
  • A healthy and well managed budget
  • Supportive and committed Governors
  • The opportunity to develop as an effective leader
  • Strong parish and community links
  • Warm and supportive Christian ethos

You will need to be a senior leader who:

  • Provides a safe environment for pupils
  • Can lead the school through really listening to all stakeholders
  • Has a proven track record of achieving high standards for pupils
  • Motivates and inspires pupils, staff and parents
  • Achieves challenging targets, high standards of behaviour, progress and attainment across and beyond the school
  • Commits to working collaboratively with colleagues, pupils and the community.

We encourage you to visit us and we hope that you will be excited by the opportunities we have to offer: our positive, innovative atmosphere, our excellent and committed staff and our engaged pupils.

Visits and school tours can be arranged by contacting Mrs Laura Winder or01279 813198

It is essential that all applications include a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification. This must no more than 2 sides of A4 with font size 12 or greater.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Liz whitelock
County Hall
Market Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 1QH
Telephone: 03330139835

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