Head Teacher Vacancy Wiggonby Church of England School.
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Wiggonby Church of England
- Letter from the Governors
- Job Description
- Person Specification
- Application form (attached separately)
- Guidance notes (attached separately)
FULL TIME HEADTEACHER (with a teaching commitment)
Wiggonby Church of England Primary School
Start date: Spring Term 1st January 2019
Salary: Group 1 Leadership Range L6-L12 £44,544 - £51,639 depending on experience
Age Range: 2-11 years old
NoR: 64 (inc. 12 in Nursery)
“With grace and love, we dream and achieve”
Do you share our vision?
Following the promotion of our current Headteacher, the governors of our well-supported and close-knit rural Church of England primary school want to appoint an aspirational and caring Headteacher who will build on our secure foundations.
Wiggonby has a great view of the north lakes hills, and borders the Solway Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south west of Carlisle. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Headteacher to continue to promote high standards of learning within our distinctively Christian ethos of mutual care, and an aspirational, creative curriculum that emphasises nurturing the whole child. We benefit from an active and supportive local community, including strong partnerships with the local church, Parents group (PAWS), and the Margaret Hodgson Trust, which enriches the educational experiences offered to our young people.
Wiggonby Church of England School is proud of its extended provision, out-of-school activities and active parents’ association. In 2014 we were rated ‘good’ by OFSTED (with ‘outstanding’ leadership & management, and pupil behaviour & welfare) and ‘outstanding’ in our SIAMS report.
We would like to hear from you if, with wise humility, you will:
- Lead our school ‘family’ by example in pursuing our distinctive Christian ethos of caring aspiration;
- Seek to develop a genuine love for the children & school and build strong community relationships;
- Be an approachable, collaborative, inspirational, mentoring visionary for our strong staff team;
- Keep children at the heart of the holistic learning process so that they can flourish and excel.
In return we can offer delicious puddings and:
- A dedicated, skilled, mutually supportive staff team committed to care for and develop each child;
- Children who say they would like you to be: kind, thoughtful, inspiring and ‘yourself’;
- Our support in your continued professional development.
Visits to the school by prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to experience our friendly school community first hand. Please contact Mrs Nicky Corfield (Headteacher) on 016973 42752 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Wiggonby School is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include references, health, right to work in UK, DBS and, a declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the childcare (disqualification) Regulations 2009
To apply, please visit the school website www.wiggonby.cumbria.sch.uk to download the application form. All completed forms are to be returned to email@example.com
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 15th June 2018.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th June 2018.
Wiggonby Church of England Primary School
Welcome from the Governing Body. We are delighted that you are interested in the position of Headteacher at Wiggonby Church of England Primary School. Our present Headteacher has been appointed to lead a significantly larger school. We are looking for someone to further develop our school to achieve our mission and build on our recent developments and successes.
We are a small, financially secure rural school, located in Wiggonby village, a few miles south west of Carlisle, with pupils from our surrounding villages and the town of Wigton. We enjoy a strong partnership with St Andrew’s church, and are grateful for the strong support of parents and the Margaret Hodgson Trust. We currently have 64 pupils (including 12 in the nursery) which will rise in September as our intake exceeds those leaving.
Copies of our current OFSTED report (‘Good’ - with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership & Management, and Pupil Behaviour & Safety) and ‘Outstanding’ Church Schools’ Inspection report (SIAMS) and all other information regarding the school are available on the school website.
As well as our achievements and community relations, we are also proud of:
- Our enthusiastic children who particularly love dressing up for World Book Day;
- Our musical collaboration with Carlisle Cathedral’s “Sing Up” initiative;
- Our vibrant school environment – both building and atmosphere - and prayer garden;
- Our friendly & skilled staff team who put the needs of each individual at the heart of all they do;
- Our varied curriculum (including outdoor teaching and ‘Forest School’ curriculum) with a focus on engagement, early intervention, high aspirations and expectations;
- Strong and effective links with the Solway and Wigton Cluster, LASL and Diocese;
- Our delicious puddings!
In small schools, a ‘hands on’ approach by the Headteacher is critical to success, and so the post will include a teaching commitment. With small schools being complex organisations, the governors recognise that the job of Headteacher is multifaceted, and are committed to provide additional support to our new Headteacher in the initial stage of their appointment.
We very much look forward to receiving your completed application form and covering letter by noon on Friday 15th June, and would value any visit you may be able to make to see us beforehand. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the Clerk to the Governors at the address shown above. Please ensure that the ‘Additional information section’ and covering letter combined do not exceed 4 sides of typed A4. We will inform all applicants by 21st June whether you have been shortlisted for interviews on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June.
Rev Tudor Boddam-Whetham,
Chair of the recruitment panel