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Leesland Church of England Controlled Junior School

Head of School (Juniors)

Closing date: 19/04/2021 at 12:00

Interview dates: 26/04/2021

Job Start Date: 01/09/2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: LDR 25-33

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Leesland C of E Junior School, Gosport, Hampshire

Job/Person Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join Leesland C of E Federation and lead the day-to-day management of a dedicated and enthusiastic team at our Junior School. The vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of the current postholder. 

Our Head of School will build on the current successes in the school and further develop the ambition that every child will succeed regardless of any needs or barriers to learning. Along with all stakeholders, you will be able to maintain the Christian Values of Love, Grace and Respect within the school community, and enhance the curriculum offer in light of community priorities. 

We are looking for an outstanding senior leader who is passionate about teaching and learning, being a champion for every child at Leesland, and effective professional development for staff members.

This is an opportunity to be an integral part of our journey to a bright future for everyone at Leesland with the support of an experienced Executive Headteacher and very collaborative Senior Leadership Team across both schools in the Federation.

The person we are looking for:

-  Has recent and successful experience as a Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher in a school

-  Can inspire, challenge and motivate others

-  Brings joy, dedication and compassion to the role

-  Has a deep and unshakeable commitment to inclusive education which meets the needs of all children in the Leesland family

-  Works hard to ensure schools are an enjoyable learning community for everyone, and sets an exemplary example of professionalism and leadership

-  Has a proven track record of building strong and successful relationships with parents/carers, pupils, colleagues, other local schools and the local community

-  Is willing and able to maintain and build on the distinctively Christian ethos of Leesland C of E Federation

-  Has the ambition and the drive to support the Federation’s relentless pursuit of excellence

We can offer the right candidate:

-  A school with a strong Christian ethos, which promotes inclusion and strives for all children to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually

-  A supportive local community who engage well with our schools

-  A Federation where we value all pupils and families knowing that we care

-  An opportunity to continue your own professional development

-  Opportunities to work in genuine partnership with colleagues across the Federation – although based in our Junior School, we work as a ‘virtual primary school’. 

-  Variety: the job description is broad, and no two days are the same!

-  Amazing children who make working at Leesland a joy

Application Procedure

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and will be in line with current social distancing rules and our Covid-19 Risk Assessment. Please contact our Executive Headteacher, Claire Wilson, at c.wilson@leeslandschools-fed.co.uk to arrange an informal visit to both our schools.  Alternatively you can request an online ‘visit’ using MS Teams or Zoom.

Safer Recruitment

Leesland Church of England Controlled Junior School and Hampshire County Council 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: Gordon Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3QF

Telephone: 023 9258 0962

Website: www.leeslandschools-fed.co.uk

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