The Bellbird is an Ofsted rated Good school in the heart of the large village of Sawston, 5 miles from Cambridge, in new extended premises, with 364 children at present.

The governing body is looking for an outstanding Co-Head Teacher (0.5 fte) from September 2020, who will lead the school through its next exciting phase in collaboration with our existing Head Teacher.   (Salary Range L16-L21)

You will have:

  • At least GOOD classroom practice and a proven track record of raising children's attainment.

  • Proven leadership and management skills and the gift to communicate a strong shared vision to pupils, parents and staff.

  • The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and support children, staff, governors and parents.

  • The ability to support and continue to develop the senior leadership team.

We can offer:

Children who are just wonderful! They are caring, appreciative, happy, well behaved and eager to learn. They are proud of their school and come through our gates before the official opening time each day keen to learn.

  • Hard-working, professional and committed staff. All our teachers and support staff are open to new ideas, keen to share and work as a team to learn.

  • A modern well-appointed building, built in 2010, with a large 5 classroom extension within substantive grounds.

  • A supportive governing body

  • A wonderful and supportive Parent Teacher Association.

  • Professional development opportunities as you co-lead a school during an exciting time.

We would urge candidates to visit the school prior to an application so that we can answer questions you may have and so that you can engage with our culture and vision for the school.

For more information and to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Diane Baslington School Business Manager on (01223) 833216 to make an appointment.

Closing Date: Monday 2nd March, 2020,  @ 5 pm

Completed applications should be submitted to:

EPM Ltd, St John’s House, Spitfire Close,
Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambs,
PE29 6EP;

or by email to

School website:

Staff category
Closing date
Monday 02 March 2020
School name
The Bellbird Primary School
Mrs Katie Kendall
DfE school no.
Link Road Sawston Cambridge Cambridgeshire
CB22 3GB
01223 833216
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