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Harefield Primary School


Closing date: 04/10/2019 at 12:00

Interview dates: 14/10/2019

Job Start Date: 01/04/2020

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: L18 - L24 (£60,755 - £70,370)

Hours of Work: Full time

Location of Role: Harefield Primary School

Job/Person Summary

Governors are seeking an innovative leader, with a passion for developing high quality teaching, to shape the quality of education at Harefield Primary.

The successful candidate will drive the development of the schools’ curriculum offer, ensuring that more pupils than ever before leave each stage of their educational journey well-prepared for their next. Strategies will place the need of the most disadvantaged children and those with additional and complex needs firmly at the centre of developments.

Our new Headteacher will inspire and bring out the best in staff, have resilience and drive, and have a proven track-record of delivering strong educational outcomes.

The school has a committed staff - we are exceptionally proud of our children and our teaching. Our inspection in 2011 found that:

Harefield is an outstanding school. Children get off to an excellent start in Reception and their excellent progress is maintained throughout Key Stages 1 and 2. The teaching is excellent, care is exceptional and the curriculum innovative and highly stimulating. As a result, pupils' behaviour is excellent and they feel extremely safe. Parents and carers are very happy with the education their children receive. One wrote: 'I couldn't ask for a better school for my children to attend.'

You can be part of leading the next phase of our journey as we strive to fulfil our ‘outstanding’ judgement.



We believe every child is unique and we go out of our way to ensure they have the education that equips them to fulfil their ambitions. We support this within our inclusive and diverse community working alongside our parents and carers. Being an academy in a large multi-academy Trust enables us to work closely with, and be supported by, other local schools.

Harefield is above average in size for a primary school. The very large majority of its pupils are of White British backgrounds. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is much higher than in most schools. An average proportion of pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

At Harefield Primary School, we are committed to providing all of our children with equal opportunities, and strongly believe all have an entitlement to achieve their potential, whatever their circumstances. We place inclusivity at the heart of all we do fostering close relationships with the families of the children in the school.


We promote high aspirations of all our learners and recognise our responsibility as a professional community to secure the very best outcomes for our children.

Harefield Primary School is part of the Edwin Jones Partnership which is part of the Hamwic Education Trust.   As a Trust, we aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people. We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders. Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

Application Procedure

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the recruitment pack and complete the application form which can be found at www.hamwic.org. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@hamwic.org

We would be delighted to give you a tour of the school and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact the school on 023 8046 3240 to arrange an appointment.

Safer Recruitment

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Yeovil Chase, Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 5NZ

Telephone: 023 8046 3240

Website: www.harefieldprimaryschool.net

Application form