Executive Headteacher

Start April 2021. Permanent, full time. 
Closing date: noon, Monday 18 January 2021.
Interview dates: Thursday 28 and Friday 29 January 2021.
£57,285 (LDR 28) to £66,372 (LDR 40) (2019/20).
Contact: eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk

Are you a visionary educational leader?
Do you have the experience and drive to establish a newly formed federation?
Are you looking for the next challenge to further your career? 

If your answer is “yes”, this role might be perfect for you. 

St Thomas’ Church of England Infant School and Woolton Hill Junior School are located in the pretty Hampshire village of Woolton Hill, on the Berkshire-Hampshire border, lying within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Now part of a federation to be known as The Schools of Woolton Hill, we are proud of our schools and their place in the community. We believe that education is a partnership between home and school and we strive to develop effective learning in a stimulating, engaging and safe environment where every child thrives. 

With our federation just newly formed, the Executive Headteacher is a new role which represents an extremely exciting opportunity for the postholder to drive our schools forward in the next stage of their development. We are therefore seeking to appoint an experienced, inspirational individual, with strong communication skills, who will work collaboratively with forward thinking governors, a dedicated team of teaching and non-teaching staff, and children who are motivated to learn. 

We are looking for a leader who will: 

  • lay the foundations to build a successful and enduring federation partnership between the two schools 
  • encapsulate the shared values and ambitions of our schools, whilst also recognising their distinctive characters, embedding these at the heart of a joint strategy 
  • motivate and inspire pupils and staff, acting as a role model, instilling a culture of collaboration, shared trust and respect 
  • optimise resources and latest educational developments to deliver better outcomes for every child 

In return, we will offer you an exceptional opportunity to further your career as an ambitious educational leader in this new federation, taking the schools on the next stage of our journey. You will find motivated and well-mannered children, invested parents and a strong staff team. 

If you think this new pivotal role for our schools is the right one for you, please take a look at our pack for further details on this opportunity: https://schoolsofwooltonhill.co.uk/headteacher-recruitment

Application Procedure
Visits to the school prior to application are strongly encouraged and will be warmly welcomed, subject to the appropriate Covid guidelines at the time. 

To arrange your visit, please contact the St. Thomas’ CoE Infant School’s office on 01635 253431 or email a.governor@st-thomas.hants.sch.uk

Please return all applications to eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk via email by noon on 18th January 2021. 

The Schools of Woolton Hill
Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9XF 

Hampshire County Council, St Thomas’ Church of England Infant School and Woolton Hill Junior School 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. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

The Schools of Woolton Hill

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The Schools of Woolton Hill
Woolton Hill
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