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Headteacher

The Directors of BMAT and Governors of the School are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, dynamic and passionate Headteacher to lead Little Parndon Primary Academy, on the next stage of its exciting journey. 

 

Little Parndon Primary Academy is a two form entry primary school within BMAT and is a happy, warm and friendly school which takes children from the age of 5 – 11 - rated Good by OFSTED. Located in Harlow, a very exciting town to work, with affordable property and can be reached from London by car/train in less than 30 minutes. All schools are wedded to the co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality, democracy, equity and solidarity and are happy and exciting places to work. 

 

Little Parndon Primary Academy benefits from an Assistant CEO, who will work with the successful candidate to ensure effective induction into the role. On-going support and training will be tailored to the experience of the post-holder, providing an ideal opportunity for a senior leader, who aspires to move into their first Headship. 

 

The Headteacher will work with the CEO, the Assistant CEO and the other Headteachers, to secure the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning experiences for all children in all of the five primary schools.   

 

Our new Headteacher should: 

  • be confident, clever, inspirational, creative and articulate, with a great sense of humour. 

  • have a clear view of the purpose of primary education and how to deliver it effectively 

  • Motivate staff and pupils, leading by example and understand how to manage a range of staff productively 

  • Inspire and influence others to believe in the fundamental importance of inclusive education.  

  • Be an excellent communicator, developing strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents, Governors  and a range of stakeholders within and beyond the school 

  • Be a visible and approachable leader, who has the ability to foster strong relationships within our diverse parent/family community.  

  • Have a well-developed working knowledge of SEND 

  • be able to establish an authentic rapport with children 

  • Have a proven success record of school improvement   

  • be able to project authority with confidence and knowledge 

  • be able to offer a broad curriculum which is balanced and enjoyable, meeting the needs of our children 

  • promote the values and ethos of the school 

  • be able to balance resources efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures, with the Executive Head, the financial sustainability of the school. 

 

We will offer: 

  • a welcoming and happy environment in which pupils have a positive attitude towards the school, community and their learning 

  • a warm and supportive staff who strive for continuous improvement and better life opportunities for the children. 

  • the support of a highly committed, passionate and effective Executive Head 

  • an enthusiastic and supportive governing body 

  • a positive and caring school ethos ‘Exploring together’ and wider Trust moto of ‘Freed to Succeed’. 

  • the opportunity to develop distributed leadership and management 

  • the opportunity to work in partnership with other Heads and colleagues in BMAT. 

  • the opportunity to actively engage in your continued professional development and progress within the Trust. 

 

We strongly encourage interested applicants to come and visit our school. We would be delighted to meet you, show you around and answer any questions you may have.  

 

Please contact Mrs Georgina Jones, the school’s office manager, on 01279 425600 or email jonesg2@bmatlittleparndon.org.uk to arrange a visit. 

 

Preferred visit days: 8th, 13th or 15th October. 

(Other times can be arranged if these are not suitable)  

 

Application deadline:   Monday 18th October – 9.00am 

Interviews: Thursday 21st October pm. 

 

Please request and return all completed application forms to the  

HR Team via recruitment@bmatrust.org.uk 

 

BMAT is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

 

 

Documents

Teaching Staff Application Form Download
LPA HEADTEACHER JD AND SPEC SEPTEMBER 2021 Download

Job Specification

School
Little Parndon Primary Academy
Position
Headteacher
Salary
Leadership, Points 14 to 20 (£59,302 - £68,536 per annum)
Closing Date
18 October 2021
Start Date
January 2022
Job Reference
LPAHead
Location
Little Parndon Primary Academy, Park Mead Harlow, CM20 1PU
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Job Specification

School
Little Parndon Primary Academy
Position
Headteacher
Salary
Leadership, Points 14 to 20 (£59,302 - £68,536 per annum)
Closing Date
18 October 2021
Start Date
January 2022
Job Reference
LPAHead
Location
Little Parndon Primary Academy, Park Mead Harlow, CM20 1PU
Get Directions

Any Questions?

For further information about this vacancy please contact us using Ref: LPAHead.