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Job Ref No. ECC2036-74L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L1-7
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 30th April 2024  

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Due to recent changes in the leadership team, an exciting opportunity has arisen at Gosfield Community Primary School from September 2024, for an exceptional leader to contribute to the strategic direction of the school.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher who wants to lead a strong ethos throughout the school to deliver, and develop, inspirational Teaching and Learning for all pupils.

We can offer you:

· The chance to work in an innovative and forward thinking school and MAT

· Effective support for Professional Development in preparation for your next step

· A friendly and supportive environment

· The opportunity to work with well-motivated students and supportive parents

Are you someone who:

· Is a consistently outstanding teacher?

· Is able to motivate and inspire pupils to raise attainment across all ability ranges?

· Is able to deliver outstanding teaching and learning and achieve excellent results?

· Has proven strong leadership skills?

· Has excellent communication skills?

· Wants to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils?

Visits to the school are encouraged.

Information about the School

Gosfield Community Primary School is a small village school located in the beautiful countryside just outside Halstead. We are a 'good' school (2023) and are constantly striving to be the best we can be. We part of Attain Academy Partnership, based within Newlands Spring Primary School. Within our MAT we are linked with Newlands Springs, Rayne Primary School, Elm Hall, deVere Primary, Bocking Primary and Cressing Primary School.

We provide a cross curricular approach to learning and believe that children learn best through different experiences and through their own investigations; this learning is supported within a friendly, safe and secure environment.We are fortunate to have extensive grounds incorporating an area for forest school learning.

We benefit from a large network of supportive parents and volunteers, the FroGS (Friends of Gosfield Community Primary School) as well as enthusiastic governors that regularly visit the school.

Attain Academy Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture, or disability. You must be a UK resident, have the right to work in the UK, and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our Vision: Working together towards success for all

Attain Academy Partnership aims to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We would like all members of Attain to become:

• Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent • Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning • Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusively • Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment

We want to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all our learners:

• An unshakable belief in the intrinsic value of every individual within our community • Exciting and creative climates for learning within a safe and supportive environment • Sustainable collaboration and sharing of best practice • Personal and professional development for all members of staff • Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

We believe: • That every pupil deserves a good education that enables them to be the best they can possibly be • That every individual in our community of schools (our pupils, staff, families, carers and friends) is important and has something to contribute • In building an exciting and creative climate for learning within a safe and supportive environment • In working together and sharing best practice • In ensuring the personal and professional development for all members of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career within our community of schools • In accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

A copy of our child protection policy and practices, a copy of our policy on employing ex-offenders, the recruitment and selection policy statement which includes data protection information and privacy notice for applicants can be found on

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

Kelly Bell
The Street
Gosfield, Halstead
Essex, CO9 1ST
Telephone: 01787 472266

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