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Head Teacher

Salary: Leadership point 13 to 19, £63,430 – £73,509

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Reporting to: The Governing Body

Responsible for: The effective, operational leadership of the school

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 5th March 2024, 4.00pm

Interview Dates : Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March 2024

Following the announcement of the retirement of our current Head Teacher the Governors of Woodford Valley CE Primary Academy wish to appoint a new Head Teacher for September 2024.

About Woodford Valley CE Primary Academy School:

Woodford Valley Primary is a Single Academy Trust serving the beautiful Woodford Valley between Salisbury and Amesbury in Wiltshire. The school is very popular and is usually fully subscribed. We are proud of our strong academic achievements but also of our Christian ethos and values. We believe that children should feel happy and supported in their education, but also that they are excited about their learning and are inspired and challenged academically, creatively, personally, physically and spiritually. We aim to prepare them for the next stages of learning and help them develop the personal qualities, attitudes and aspirations necessary for them to make a success of their lives.

Role and Responsibilities:

On behalf of the current and future children of Woodford Valley Academy, Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and determined Head Teacher. The successful candidate will be able to inspire all within our community to achieve our vision and goals, taking the school into a new and exciting future. Applicants should have successful senior leadership experience which may be at Deputy Head Teacher level or above. Woodford Valley Academy is a Christian Church School and there is an expectation that our new Head Teacher will model outstanding Christian and ethical leadership. The roles and responsibilities will be based on the National Standards for Head Teachers. As the school has academy status, these will embrace the full range of duties and statutory responsibilities associated with leading a Trust. We understand that the successful candidate may need support initially with some of these responsibilities. Additionally, the Governing Board has been exploring the benefits of joining a MAT in order to achieve the vision for the school and widen its partnerships with other schools. Our new Head Teacher will have the expertise, skills and drive to lead us into the future, wherever this may take us!

Visits to the school are very much welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact the school office on: 01722 782361 or email