Salary: Leadership Scale 15 – 21 £56,434 - £65,384 (dependent on experience) – Leadership scale will increase as the school increases in size (dependant on school expansions plans).
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 29th April 2019 at 12.00 noon
Shortlisting date: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Interviews: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2019
Shortlisted candidates must be available on both assessment dates
Start date: January 2020

Our school has established a local reputation as a happy and welcoming school. We are looking to appoint an excellent Headteacher who believes that every child should be afforded an opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, secure and happy environment.
We are currently a one form entry Primary School with a Nursery and are extremely excited to be Central Bedfordshire Council’s school of choice to be expanded by an additional two forms of entry per year group from 1st September 2021; gradually increasing the capacity of our school over a phased period from 210 to 630 places, excluding Nursery.
We are proud of our school and work hard to help all children to be the best that they can be. We have high expectations and recognise that every child is unique and at the heart of everything we do. We do this by creating a fun and disciplined environment for learning that is stimulating and enjoyable for both pupils and staff, and one that celebrates our success. Our school has three Key stages: Early Years, KS1 and KS2, therefore each day brings variety and new challenges.
The successful Headteacher will be responsible for providing professional vision and leadership while securing our continued success and improvement. They will provide excellent standards of learning, achievement and attainment through a range of educational opportunities that meet the needs and interests of our pupils.
This role provides a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to be involved in a significant expansion and new build project. This will require project management, organisational skills, confidence and resilience to juggle the challenges that such an important project brings. You may already have experience of a school expansion or have inspirational leadership skills, enthusiasm and energy in order to ensure that our current high standards of teaching, learning and behaviour are not compromised.
This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate. If you are already an experienced Headteacher, or Deputy Head Teacher with the appetite, drive and with the relevant skills and competencies; we would welcome your application.
Prospective applicants are welcome to visit our school between Monday 1st April to Friday 5th April; and Monday 23rd April to Friday 26th April. To arrange a school visit please contact the school office on: (01582) 863 516 or email: schooloffice@thornhillprimary.co.uk

Candidates should be serving Headteachers or have significant experience as a Deputy Headteacher in a primary school setting.

To apply please contact the school on (01582) 863 516 or by email to speak@thornhillprimary.co.uk to request an application pack.
Please email your completed application form and supporting statement for the attention of Claire McDonald, Chair of Governors to Suzanne Peak (Office Manager) at:

Please note we will not accept CVs. Should CVs be sent to the school they will not be considered.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

School website: http://cbc.beds.sch.uk

Primary Headteacher
Staff category
Closing date
Monday 29 April 2019
School name
Thornhill Primary School
Mrs Carole Gleghorn
DfE school no.
Grove Road Houghton Regis Bedfordshire
01582 863516
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