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Head Of School

Job information
Salary Leadership scale 4-8
Organisation Longtown Primary
Hours Full Time
Closing date 12 pm on 16 May 2019

Job details

Required for 1st September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

We are looking for an energetic, talented, ambitious and positive teacher with a passionate belief in the limitless potential of young people to lead our lovely village school into the next stage of our learning journey, working together with our Executive Head Teacher at Fairfield High School.

This post is ideally for a full time Head of School although the governors may consider a 0.8 post for the right applicant. Longtown Community Primary School is a happy, warm and successful school of 70 children taught in three mixed age classes, situated in the centre of the village of Longtown nestling on the edge of the beautiful Black Mountains and with easy access on major roads from Hereford and Abergavenny. Children are welcoming, enthusiastic and engaged both in lessons and in the many after school activities and trips. There is a thriving PTA, frequent interaction with the local community and great parental support for the school. Longtown is part of the collaborative Golden Valley Learning Alliance, comprising the five Golden Valley primary schools and Fairfield High School.

The Ofsted report of 2018 spoke of the school’s personal approach and positive nurturing environment, where ‘everyone strives to be their very best’. We are looking for someone with excellent leadership, teaching, organisation and communication skills to continue to move the school forward into the next stage of its development. There will be a 50% teaching commitment which will be arranged in discussion with the successful candidate. The vacancy will be available from 1st September 2019, although we are happy to consider applications from teachers who would be available at a later date.

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. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.

For more information contact

Please visit our website www.longtown.hereford.sch.uk to find out more about our outstanding school and to download an application pack. Please send application to applications to lpadmin@gvsc.org.uk .


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