Vacancy Summary


Permanent - Full Year Round

L16-L22 (£61,166 to £70,745 pa fte)

To commence September 2022

Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher after nine years of dedicated service to our school, the Governors of Ashlands Primary School seek to appoint a new Headteacher who will lead our school in the next stage of its development.

Vacancy Information

We want a new Headteacher that will…

  • Be an inspirational, motivational compassionate leader who has the ability to instigate change and the capacity to take the school to its next stage of development
  • Will be ambitious for the school, creating an exciting and challenging learning culture through high expectations and goals
  • Have proven outstanding leadership, business and financial management skills
  • Have highly effective interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Be someone who has the enthusiasm and would relish the opportunity to celebrate, nurture and develop the distinctive nature of our school.
  • Have a clear vision and strategy for keeping up with developments and good practice in education
  • Be outward looking and innovative with a strong desire to promote Ashlands in the local and wider community
  • Have a vision for taking the school forward, committed to maintain and extend the community and inclusive feel of Ashlands
  • Be committed to helping our children flourish and achieve their full potential through an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum

We can offer...

  • A well-resourced and welcoming school in extensive grounds with fantastic facilities.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable and supportive leadership team who are dedicated to our school and our children
  • A dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff team
  • Enthusiastic, engaged, resilient and confident children
  • An active Governing Body who are knowledgeable and will support you in your journey
  • A commitment to your own continuing professional development
  • The opportunity for you to continue to drive our school forward

For further discussion, please contact Paul Smith, Chair of Governors by email: 

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 16th May 2022

Shortlisting Date: Thursday 19th May 2022

Assessment and Interview Dates: Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May 2022

Visit Dates: 

  • Monday 25th April 2022 (afternoon)
  • Thursday 28th April 2022 (before 11am)
  • Friday 29th April 2022 (morning)

Please complete the additional leadership section of the online application reflecting on the details in the Headteacher Candidate Information Pack.

Candidates can apply online for this post. If you are registered, please follow the apply now process. If you are not registered, then please register now and follow the apply now process.

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