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Headteacher

  • Employer: St John's CE Primary (Waterloo)
  • Reference: STJCEW/24/282766
  • Published: Mon 03/06/2024, 10:59 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/07/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: L12 – L21
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St John's CE Primary School, Waterloo, Liverpool , Merseyside

Required for 01 January 2025

Following the announcement of the retirement of our highly regarded headteacher, an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a new leader at St John's Church of England Primary School, Waterloo. The governing body seeks a dynamic candidate who will develop and uphold our school’s Christian vision, values and ethos and maintain high expectations for all pupils.

We are actively seeking a headteacher who can align with our Christian vision which guides our thinking and behaviour. Our values form the foundation of teaching and learning, fostering an environment that prepares our pupils to be happy, confident, aspirational and active contributors to their community and the wider world. We are seeking a candidate who will maintain and further strengthen the links between the school, its parish church of Christ Church with St. John, the other Anglican churches in Waterloo and the Diocese of Liverpool.

The school seeks to enable all pupils and adults to live ‘life in all its fullness’. The core Christian values of love, friendship, perseverance, trust, courage, respect and compassion are at the heart of the school’s daily life. As headteacher, we expect you to embody the vision and values, fostering a happy, caring, secure, and stimulating environment. The ideal candidate will effectively communicate the vision and values to the whole school community and lead our talented staff team in enhancing the already well-established standing of our ‘highly effective Church school’ (SIAMS 2023).

In return, we can offer: 

  • A school dedicated to the academic and personal development of all
  • A friendly, aspirational, and 'highly effective church school' (SIAMS 2023) 
  • A powerful Christian vision for education
  • A well-designed and highly effective curriculum 
  • An outward-facing school committed to the continued professional development of adults in order to support their flourishing
  • A talented, dedicated, and supportive team of staff and governors
  • Well-behaved and motivated pupils 

 

Desired Candidate Attributes (see job description and person specification for more details):

  • Commitment to the school’s Christian vision and core values
  • Supportive and committed to the wellbeing of both staff and pupils
  • Ability to motivate, inspire, and develop staff through a teamwork ethos
  • Inclusivity and empathy, understanding the unique nature of all pupils and their individual needs
  • Dedication to quality first teaching and the successful implementation of our curriculum intent
  • Commitment to high expectations in learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Focus on safeguarding and the wellbeing of the school community
  • Ability to motivate and inspire both pupils and staff
  • Effective communication with pupils, staff, peers, parents/carers and the wider community
  • Leadership that places pupils at the centre of learning, fostering confidence and striving for excellence
  • Strong role model – confident, resilient, and enthusiastic
  • Approachable and engaging with a positive presence for staff, pupils, parents/carers, and the local community
  • Ability to make challenging decisions when required.
  • Creative problem solver, innovative, and dedicated to driving improvements in educational standards.

 

What We Offer:

  • Exceptional support and challenge from our experienced governing body
  • Exceptionally close and supportive links with the Diocese of Liverpool, the parish of Christ Church with St. John and the other parishes in Waterloo
  • Friendly and supportive working environment with highly able and motivated staff at all levels
  • A well-designed and highly effective curriculum that provides all pupils with a rich set of experiences (Ofsted: 2023) 
  • An outward-facing school committed to local school partnerships and the continued professional development of the adults who work at St. John’s
  • Professional development and support through the school’s membership of the Capital Schools Cluster (School Improvement Group) and the Diocese of Liverpool
  • Well-behaved, respectful and enthusiastic children
  • An inviting working environment 
  • Competitive salary

 

 

The recruitment process will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children are protected.

As an employee of St. John’s C.E Primary School, you will have a responsibility for and must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

The school’s safeguarding and child protection information and policy can be found of the school’s website: https://www.stjohnsceprimarywaterloo.co.uk/safeguarding/

Due to the nature of the work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate must be able to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure (via the Disclosure & Barring Service DBS) in order to be appointed to the post.

 

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  • Employer: St John's CE Primary (Waterloo)
  • Reference: STJCEW/24/282766
  • Published: Mon 03/06/2024, 10:59 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/07/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: L12 – L21
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St John's CE Primary School, Waterloo, Liverpool , Merseyside

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