Headteacher

Required for September 2021 or Easter 2021 if available

Contract: Full Time, Permanent                 Salary Range: ISR L18-24 (£63,508- £73,559)

We are ready for a dynamic and skilled leader to continue our journey to ‘good’ as our Interim Headteacher’s contract is due to end at Easter 2021 and she must return to her own school. Sutton School is changing and it is not the RI school of the last Ofsted report. Despite the difficulties of lockdown, our Interim Headteacher and Deputy Head have continued to strive for rapid improvement. Recently introduced initiatives include Cornerstones curriculum and Read, Write, Inc and they have been embraced by teachers and learners alike. We are currently reviewing our Maths and Reading schemes so, with our developing team of enthusiastic middle leaders, we are all working together to raise standards and improve outcomes for all of our children.

Preferably an experienced leader (Headteacher, Deputy Head or in a senior leadership role) you should have a demonstrable track record of raising standards, and the ambition, skills and experience to lead a school offering opportunity to flourish. You must possess a deep understanding of curriculum development and teaching and learning, with the ability to unite, enthuse and inspire the whole school community. The successful candidate will support the ethos of a Church of England school serving the village community. If you are currently from outside Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area, we are able to offer assistance towards removal expenses.

Sutton C of E (VC) Primary School is set in the large village of Sutton in the Isle, 6 miles west of the beautiful cathedral city of Ely. Our school’s vibrant and positive character is expressed in our school values of “Respect, Responsibility, Koinonia”.

Full information and application forms are now available from the School website http://www.sutton.cambs.sch.uk

Visits by prospective applicants are welcome and can be arranged with the school. Social distancing guidance will be followed. Please call the school on 01353 778351 or email office@sutton.cambs.sch.uk.  If you have any questions over the holiday period, email chair@sutton.cambs.sch.uk. Applications should be returned to headship@epm.co.uk

Closing date for application: Monday 25 January 2021 @ 12 noon

Shortlisting : Friday afternoon 29 January 2021

Assessment and interviews: Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February 2021

Sutton Church of England (VC) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.