Position: Headteacher

Location: Lufton, Yeovil

Hours: 40 hours per week, term time

Salary Details: Up to £55,000 per annum

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious Headteacher to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team at Orchard school. Are you passionate about making a difference at a senior level? Do you want to work in a forward-thinking school and be part of an innovative and successful Senior Leadership Team? Then we want to hear from you now.

Why work for us:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to progress in your career.
  • Training opportunities either face to face or online.
  • Wellbeing- Your wellbeing matters to us, and we are committed to ensuring you get all the support you need.
  • You will be a part of a dedicated team of professionals who will offer you clear guidance and mentor you in to this role.
  • Supportive management and senior leads.
  • We offer full induction, paid for DBS, friendly family atmosphere and the opportunity to progress with one of the UK`s biggest care providers.

Main Purpose:          

To provide professional leadership for the school which secures its success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its pupils and good standards of learning and achievement.

Main tasks:

  • Strategic direction and development of the school
  • Provide inspiring and purposeful leadership for the staff and pupils.
  • To work in partnership with the company, staff, stakeholders and parents generating the ethos and values which will underpin the school.
  • To develop and embed a clear Vision & Values for the school, with accompanying aspirational aims and objectives for all learners, and to secure a thriving and positive school community.
  • To continue to develop, implement and review a School Development Plan which will secure continuous school improvement.
  • To continue to implement a robust self-evaluation process across the school, including the formulation of an effective self-evaluation document.
  • To ensure school compliance with the Independent Schools Standards at all times.
  • To monitor and evaluate the performance of the school and respond and report to the company as required.
  • To ensure that management, finances, organisation and administration of the school supports its vision and aims.
  • To ensure that school policies and practices take account of national, local and school requirements.
  • To monitor, evaluate and review the impact of policies, priorities and targets of the school in practice, and take action if necessary.
  • To ensure that all those involved in the school are committed to its aims, motivated to achieve them, and involved in meeting long, medium and short term objectives and targets which secure the educational success of the school.
  • To engage with the external continuous improvement framework implemented by the National Lead as the primary model for internal support and challenge to the school.
  • To engage with the corporate Care4 framework for sustainability, including the development and implementation of the school’s One Planet Living sustainability action plan, and community engagement strategy, and ensuring sustainability is embedded across the school community.

Teaching and learning:

  • Continue to maintain an environment that promotes and secures good, inclusive teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement and good behaviour, all of which are appropriate to the individual needs of pupils.
  • Determine, organise, implement and monitor the curriculum and its assessment and ensure that statutory requirements are met.
  • Ensure that pupils develop study skills in order to learn more effectively and with increasing independence.
  • Ensure that all pupils, on admission, are subject to rigorous, baseline assessment processes, which are used to inform individual learning plans and communicated to all staff members.
  • Determine, organise and implement a policy for the personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as embedded within the curriculum.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning and standards of achievement of all pupils in the school through appropriate methods.

Determine and implement policies which promote:

  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Equality of access.
  • Determine and implement positive strategies and programmes which ensure goo


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