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Job Ref No. ECC3029-120 Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L18 - L24 £71,729 - £83,081
Position Start Date: 01/01/2025 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/08/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 13 September 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  03/09/2024

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Heathlands Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is an extremely caring, outward-looking and highly inclusive primary school in the heart of the large village of West Bergholt, located on the northern outskirts of the City of Colchester.

The Governors are looking for a dynamic leader who will be able to drive our school from Good to Outstanding, hopefully to start with us in January 2025 but a later start could be negotiated for the right candidate.

You will have:

  • A commitment to supporting our Christian vision of 'Helping Everyone Shine Their Light' and embody our core values of Trust, Respect, Enjoyment, Courage and Kindness
  • Proven leadership experience and evidence of strategic understanding
  • Effective management experience, with the ability to empower and develop a team of dedicated staff and make best use of school funds
  • A passion for delivering a rich and diverse curriculum through high quality teaching for the benefit of all children so they can reach their full potential
  • The ability to develop and nurture trusting and robust relationships with our children, staff, governors, families, and wider school partners

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic children who are committed to their learning, with attainment and progress above Essex and the National average for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 with Outstanding Early Years provision
  • A popular school, at the heart of our village community with strong links to our local Church
  • A passionate, skilful and dedicated staff team
  • An invested governing board, enthusiastic PTA and supportive parents
  • Membership of the Colchester Consortium, including a supportive 'quad' of local primary schools
  • Outstanding pupil behaviour and attitudes, underpinned by our core values and supported by our code of conduct ensuring a safe and welcoming learning environment

A full information pack is available below.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact Lisa Baxter in the school office, on 01206 240288, to make an appointment.

Heathlands Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, volunteers, and visitors to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory written references, qualifications check, and Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate.

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

Liz Whitelock
County Hall E2
Market Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 1QH
Telephone: 033301 30777

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