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Headteacher, Helmdon Primary School

Due to retirement, the Governors of this high-achieving village school seek to appoint a Headteacher who is passionate about children and their education. The position requires the successful applicant to undertake the role of a teaching Head. A Headteacher with shared responsibility or a part-time Headship would also be considered.


Dates: Apply by 25/10/2019, commencing January 2020

Salary: Group 1; £46,457 to £61,808

Contract type: Full Time. Part time or shared Headship will be considered

Contract term: Permanent  Children on roll: 121


What can Helmdon Primary school offer you?

  • A vibrant school at the heart of a village community
  • Enthusiastic pupils and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
  • A pro-active and encouraging parent body
  • A highly competent, experienced and positive team of staff
  • A supportive and engaged governing body
  • A clear strategy and vision for you to adapt and progress


What do we want from you at Helmdon Primary School?

  • A commitment to supporting each of our children to achieve their very best
  • A commitment to maintain the highest expectations of pupils' achievement
  • Excellent, proven leadership skills, professional judgement and a commitment to sustained school improvement.
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, passion and a belief that every child really does matter
  • A strong desire to engage personally with our pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.
  • Belief in and support of our mission ‘Inspire, Nurture, Challenge’ culture
  • A positive and ambitious attitude to leading us forward visibly and enthusiastically
  • Empathy for our staff, supported by recent, hands on classroom teaching experience

Candidates are welcome to visit the school by appointment. Please contact the school office on 01295 768126 or to arrange a visit. The documents listed below comprise our application pack, which may also be collected in hard copy from Helmdon School.


Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 25 October 2019.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 November.

Helmdon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment - an enhanced DBS check will be required. We will request references for all candidates shortlisted for interview.

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