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What is the job role?

Leadership Scale – Group 5 – L25 to L31 (£79,949 to £92,597)

At Frederick Bird Primary School, our shared vision is for every child to be a proud member of our community, surrounded by care, positivity and happiness. We aim to educate and nurture them to be the best that they can be in our ever-changing world.

We are searching for a new Headteacher to lead us on the next stage of our improvement journey as we aspire to realise the high standards we set for our children, our staff and our whole community.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement which is challenging but exciting and much progress has already been made.

Governors are in the process of exploring academisation and hope to join in a local academy trust alongside appointing our new Headteacher for the next academic year.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who is:

• innovative, hardworking and passionate about improving educational standards

• an inspirational and strategic leader; with a proven track record of improvement

…and who wants to:

• empower and motivate staff and pupils to achieve their full potential.

• promote and maintain excellent relationships with parents, carers and the wider community.

• develop healthy, independent and curious learners.

• acknowledge and celebrate strengths of all individuals.

• meet the challenges of the future and continue on our improvement journey

The supporting application pack provides more information about our school and this exciting opportunity.  Interested candidates are encouraged to contact school on 024 7622 1920 or to arrange an initial conversation with our Chair of Governors.  Following this, school visits can be arranged.

Please see below an application pack available to download.  Completed applications should be returned direct to the school at

Closing date: Thursday 23rd February 2023 – midday

Interview date: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March, 2023 (provisional)

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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