Headteacher Required

  • NOR:  137
  • Age Range:  4-11 years
  • Salary – L8 – L14 –  £50,151 – £58,135 pa
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Required for September 2021

Aldborough Primary is a small rural school in North Norfolk – behind a deceptively traditional front playground and charming Victorian facade we are proud to boast a vibrant modern purpose-built interior with bright open classrooms, contemporary shared learning spaces, state-of-the-art technology and expansive outdoor grounds.

Our active and motivated governing body is seeking a new Headteacher for September 2021 who can appreciate the special ethos that has developed here and who can lead and share our vision going forward.

The new Headteacher will need to be a committed educationalist who will place the children’s well-being, safeguarding and education as their top priority.  You will need a big personality, tons of energy and a sensitivity that will ensure that you can not only lead but also work closely and collaboratively with our dedicated staff.

You must be an inspiration to the children and be able to guide others to seek out and develop their qualities and potential. We encourage a pragmatic view on schemed work, testing and evaluation whilst ensuring we are always able to demonstrate and deliver real measurable progress for all the children in our school.

Set in a beautiful village in North Norfolk, Aldborough Primary is an integral part of the community. It supports and is supported by its local citizens as well as being a strong member of a co-operative trust of other local primary schools and high school.

There is a nursery school on-site which is managed independently. 

With just under 140 children on roll, our parents and helpers are engaged and supportive and commit copious time and energy to the school both in the classroom and as fundraisers for additional equipment and trips and visits. This is a partnership which underlies the ethos of the school, and one which we treasure. The school has extensive rural grounds all of which are used for outdoor learning and Forest School provision with a qualified practitioner. This fabulous setting alongside excellent teaching and learning enables Aldborough Primary to offer educational and holistic growth for children aged 4-11 years over 5 class bases.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

  • brave and inspirational
  • organised and rigorous
  • approachable and empathetic
  • energetic and creative
  • resilient and flexible
  • Self aware with good social skills

At Aldborough Primary School you will have the opportunity to:

  • lead a forward thinking school with a special ethos
  • work with children who have an enormous enthusiasm for learning
  • work with a committed and engaged staff ready to support you in what you want to achieve
  • work with a supportive, committed and experienced governing body
  • inherit a sound financial position
  • lead a school in a beautiful setting with excellent facilities
  • support the continuation of a dynamic and creative education for our children
  • work collaboratively within an established co-operative trust of local primary schools and high school (The Aylsham Cooperative Trust)

Formal competency-based interviews via Zoom will be held on 14 April 2021 and successful candidates from these interviews will be invited to attend the school on 19 April 2021 for the next stage.

Any queries about the post should be submitted by email to the Chair of Governors, Richard Hembling at:  chairofgov@aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk

We welcome applications for employment from all sections of the community.  It is a fundamental principle of our policies that all people are equally valued regardless of their gender, age, disability, race, ethnic origin, language, religion or sexual orientation.  The aim of our policies is to ensure that the school’s employment practices do not allow unfair discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity for all. 

How to apply

For further information and to apply via our online application form, please click here to view the advert or go to – www.educationjobfinder.org.uk

Closing date:                     6 April 2021, 12 noon     
Shortlist notification:        9 April 2021 (by end of the day)
Online interview date:       14 April 2021 – via Zoom

Next stage date:                  w/c    19 April 2021 – at the school

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks including satisfactory references. We are also committed to promoting equality and opportunity for all as its ability, not disability that counts.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.