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Closing date:06/01/2021 at 17:00

Interview dates:20/01/2021

Job Start Date:01/09/2021

Contract/Hours:Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type:Leadership Scale

Salary Details:L16 – L21

Hours of Work:Full time

Location of Role:Highfield Church of England Primary School

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Job/Person Summary

The Governors of Highfield Church of England Primary School are looking for someone to join our school community from 1st September 2021 and ensure our exceptional school continues to flourish. Our children have told us that they want a Headteacher who has a “heart full of love” for them and for the school.  Could that be you?

The Governing Body wishes to appoint a strategic leader with a clear vision of excellence who will carry on the legacy of being an outstanding school into the future, while building on our existing strong Christian foundations.

Highfield Church of England Primary, the oldest Primary School in Southampton (founded in 1846), is a popular, split-site, Voluntary Aided school (with half a mile between sites), situated in a leafy suburb close to the University of Southampton.

We have close links with the local church, sited adjacent to our Infant department, and our Christian values of Love, Serve and Trust underpin all we do. Highfield is a school that takes risks and is innovative in its approach to education. Our children enjoy their school and love learning.

Children at Highfield school thrive and achieve great results in an environment of creativity and challenge, where they are treated as individuals and feel secure.

We are looking for an inspirational and committed individual who will build on the existing strong foundations within our Christian ethos.

We are seeking:

  • Vision, leadership, energy and creativity to drive the future success of our school
  • Commitment to every pupil and member of staff to provide exceptional learning
  • Someone who relishes challenge across our whole school community
  • Flexibility to adapt to the climate in which the school is operating

Highfield Church of England Primary School is an Associate Member of The Aspire Trust

Application Procedure

If you would like to gain an idea of what makes Highfield different to other schools, please follow the links at the bottom of this page.

Due to COVID 19 we are currently unable to offer a tour of our school in person during the school day due to our visitor policy at this time.

To apply for the position, full details and application form can be downloaded below or via email:

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential and if applicable, desirable criteria for the role.

Safer Recruitment

Highfield CE Primary School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The appointment of the successful applicant will be subject to a full-enhanced DBS check and receipt of satisfactory references as well as other relevant employment checks.

(s221) application for teaching appointment

Head Teacher Recruitment pack November 2020

Head Teacher Recruitment pack November 2020

Powerpoint of the school

Highfield School values 2017

Highfield School info reviewed

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