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Job Ref No. ECC3501-59L 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: 16/09/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 26 September 2024  

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Churchgate Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is an extremely caring, outward-looking and inclusive primary school in the heart of the beautiful village of Old Harlow, located on the eastern outskirts of Harlow - easily accessible via the new 7A junction on the M11. Churchgate is a single form entry school, and we currently have 197 children on role.

The Governors are looking for a dynamic Head Teacher to start in January 2025 who will be able to drive our school from Good to Outstanding.

You will have:

  • A commitment to supporting our Christian vision of 'Nurturing Life in all its Fullness' and embody our core values of Compassion Courage and Thankfulness
  • Proven effective leadership 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
  • A commitment to safeguarding, child protection and mental wellbeing for all

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic children who are committed to their learning
  • A popular school, at the heart of our village community with strong links to our local Church
  • A passionate, skilful and dedicated staff team always looking to improve
  • An invested governing board and supportive parents
  • Membership of the Harlow Education Consortium
  • Outstanding pupil behaviour and attitudes, underpinned by our core values and supported by our code of conduct ensuring a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Recent successful Ofsted (May 2024) and SIAMS (July 2023) both judge the school Good.

A full information pack is available to download below this advert.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed, the 16th and 17th of July 2024 have been put aside for this and also the 10th and 11th of September 2024.

Please contact Sue Hamilton in the school office, on 01279 866059, to make an appointment. The governors will be very pleased to show case our school and children of whom we are very proud.

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
Market Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 1QH
Telephone: 03330130777

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