North Newton Primary School


Dates:                Apply by 11th February 2022. Job start date September 2022

Salary:                Group 1. ISR L8 – L14 (negotiable)

Location:           Somerset

Contract type:  Full Time (with 0.4 teaching responsibility)

Contract term:  Permanent

North Newton Community Primary School seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Headteacher to further improve and develop our happy and well supported village school.  North Newton Community Primary School is a Local Authority maintained school, situated in a small village close to the Taunton to Bridgwater canal with easy access to the county town of Taunton, Bridgwater, and the M5 motorway.

Requirements of the role:

  • Ensure all children are treated as individuals and are inspired in their learning, whatever their needs, to fulfil their potential, including those with special educational needs.
  • Demonstrate resilience, flexibility, and an ability to balance the leadership and teaching aspects of the role.
  • Possess the skills to maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders and further develop the dedicated and supportive staff team.
  • Continue to develop the school’s close relationship with its local and wider communities including nearby schools and find creative solutions to the challenges of small school leadership.
  • Work closely with the Local Authority and Governors to continue the school’s improvement journey and further embed the recently reviewed curriculum.
  • Have recent experience in a middle or senior leadership role.

We can offer you:

  • A unique school which has a strong place in the community.
  • A school where children are eager to learn and care for each other.
  • A school where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and develop their self-esteem and confidence.
  • A dedicated and hardworking team of staff and governors supported by the Local Authority and a School Improvement Partner.
  • The opportunity to shape the next stage of our school’s development journey.

Please contact the Business Manager, Mandy Brooksbank if you would like to arrange a visit on Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th January. Covid safety measures will apply. For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Interim Headteacher Deborah Eveleigh (01278 662140).

For further information and an application form please email SSERecruitment@Somerset.gov.uk  Please state which post and school.

Closing date:     11th February 2022
Interviews:        8th and 9th March 2022 

North Newton Community Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and all relevant pre-employment checks.

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