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28 Sep 2021

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Salary: £50,151 - £68,347 (plus the possibility of relocation expenses up to £5,000 for the right candidate)

Position start date: January 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Are you the Headteacher to lead our school in the next stage of our development to be an even better school?

This opportunity is for somebody very special - someone who cherishes knowledge, a natural leader who is also a team player, a skilful communicator with the vision and passion to place the children's needs and wellbeing at the heart of everything they do as they serve our Church school.

In December 2015, SIAMS graded us Good but in November 2019, Ofsted graded us as Requires Improvement. The academic year 2020-21 saw the arrival of an interim team for leadership and governance. Together we have made huge strides and the whole school community is fully ambitious to get through Good to Excellent/Outstanding and beyond. To do this, we must find the best person to now lead the school forward....

We recognise this may appear daunting to some, however it also offers an exciting challenge with many positive professional development opportunities. (And for the right candidate moving to Kent, an additional relocation package could be available.)

You will have the chance to put a strong and ambitious vision into action. The dedicated governance team will be keen to promote your vision for the school, to ensure that you are supported and able to work in effective ways.

The stable and dedicated staff team will welcome courageous leadership and work to provide the best opportunities they can.

The children really enjoy the huge range of activities we have offered in the past and will undoubtedly respond enthusiastically to further developments. You'll have the opportunity to continue to develop a broad, deep and rich curriculum that our pupils will love.

We could carry on listing opportunities, but the biggest and most important one is that Ditton is a wonderful, friendly, caring school in need of a permanent Headteacher to lead us!

Interested? We can accommodate visits between 10am and 2pm on the following dates:
  • Wednesday 22nd September
  • Wednesday 29th September

Please email us to book a slot or to ask any questions. If neither of the dates above are possible, please email the school office and we will try our best to schedule a convenient tour date/time.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 04th October 2021 at Midday

Date of Interviews:20th & 21st October 2021

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