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Interim Headteacher - Primary School


Job Type
Leadership Point

Interim Headteacher – Primary School

An outstanding Interim Headteacher with a strong track record for improving schools placed in Special Measures. An inspiring and determined leader with extensive experience in developing and motivating NQTs and student teachers. Excellent knowledge of educating children with either complex needs or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Key Achievements:

-Awarded NPQH
-Led current school from Requires Improvement to Good in one term
-Part of the leadership team that moved previous primary school from Special Measures to Good in 13 months
-Ensured a 3 year upward trend in achievement at previous school
-Raised achievement at current school, in particular for disadvantaged pupils who now achieve in line with their peers
-Executive mentor overseeing the school’s mentors, NQTs and students with support to other schools


-Expertise in teaching and learning, building teams, attention to detail, taking the complex and making it simple
-15 years of leadership experience from subject leader to Headteacher
-A good understanding of statutory and legal requirements placed on schools and individuals working within schools
-Lead on Initial Teacher Education, member of Board of Assessors, Forest Independent Primary Collegiate
-Expertise in student teachers, NQT support, lead for teaching and learning across the school, and ReadWriteInc.

Knowledge of Inclusion:

-Current school is a 2 form entry school with a 35 place Enhanced Learning Provision for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism
-The school is in an area where deprivation is in the 80th percentile, most families have involvement from Social Care
-Higher than average percentage of SEND (23% with an additional 9% on EHCPs in mainstream)
-61% of the pupils are classed as disadvantaged, the school also has high mobility at 17% (with some year groups at over 20%)
-In addition, the percentage of pupils with English as an additional language is higher than national averages