Headteacher

Salary: L15–L21; £57,534–£66,495.
Start date: September 2019.
Closing date: Friday 1March 2019.


When we asked them, our children said that their new headteacher
should be “kind and caring’, ‘inspirational’ and ‘firm’.
Is this you?

St Peter’s CE Primary is a well-established, popular and successful school, serving an increasingly varied local community with approximately 290 children on roll from ages 2 to 11. Recent parent surveys showed that between 93% and 97% would recommend St Peter’s to others. 

St Peter’s is on an upward trajectory, with excellent KS2 SATS results and a 100% score in the latest Year 2 phonics screening. We are proud of our Church school ethos, community links and excellent pastoral care. Our latest Ofsted report states that “Staff fully support the vision of the headteacher which promotes the achievement of all pupils within a caring community”. St Peter’s is ambitious to continue this progress from “Good” towards “Outstanding”, led by a new headteacher who has high expectations of staff and children and who can develop our reputation as a nurturing, welcoming and supportive environment for all learners. We are looking for the right person to build on this solid foundation to forge a new pathway for the future success of the school.

Burnham is excellently located with easy access to the M4, M40 and the Paddington Line.

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of a diverse group of children
  • A local community school where everyone knows each other
  • Staff that are enthusiastic, welcoming, hard-working, well qualified, and committed to the welfare of each child
  • A dedicated Governing Body
  • An environment where pastoral care is an integral part of the education of all children
  • Support from the Oxford Diocese Board of Education
  • An active parent body with an excellent PTA

Job Description:

  • Provide effective strategic leadership to the school
  • Lead, develop and support the direction, values and priorities of St. Peter’s.
  • Establish and maintain an environment that promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning, good behaviour and high standards of achievement.
  • Actively promote the Christian ethos, values and morals of the school

Person Specification:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the role, including safeguarding
  • Successful leadership in a primary school senior leadership role
  • Teaching at primary level
  • Experience of raising pupil achievement including both underperforming and more able groups
  • Leadership of innovation in the curriculum and in teaching and learning
  • Experience of recruiting, developing and managing staff
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship desirable

Information pack and application form can be found under “About us” at: www.stpeterscofe.org.

Closing date: Friday 1st March 2019.
Interviews: 12th/13th March 2019.


St Peter’s CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The headteacher will provide a safe and effective learning environment which is focused on safeguarding pupils.

St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Burnham

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St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Burnham
Minniecroft Road
Burnham
Buckinghamshire
SL1 7DE

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