Head of School – Holy Trinity CE Primary School, East Finchley

Date posted: 4th Mar 2024 Closing date: 14th Mar 2024 Borough: Barnet Position: Head of School
Interview Date: 26th Mar 2024 Salary: Outer London Leadership Scale L10 - L17 School: Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School 

Eagans Close, East Finchley, N2 8GA

Tel: 0208 8831824

Email: office@holytrinity.barnetmail.net

Website: https://www.holytrinityceschool.org

Head of School

Required from 1st September 2024

Full time, Permanent post

Salary: Outer London Leadership Scale L10 – L17

The Governors of Holy Trinity CE Primary School, working in a partnership with another Church of England Primary School, are looking for an experienced and inspiring leader and practitioner with the ability to secure expert teaching and provision that meets the needs of all pupils, while further enhancing the school’s Christian ethos. The life of the school is underpinned by our Christian Ethos and rooted in our Christian Vision.

“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” – John 13:34

Our Vision:

  • Creating a family rooted in love for one another where every unique child and adult can flourish
  • Developing a love of learning
  • Deepening in their spiritual awareness
  • Growing in their aspirations of what they can achieve
  • Recognising that their skills and compassion can serve other and our world

As an aspirational school with a strong Christian vision, we want to appoint a Head of School who can work collaboratively with all stakeholders to continue moving the school forward, while we implement our school’s vision.

The Head of School will have successful leadership experience, coupled with strong interpersonal skills needed to be an effective leader. We want the Head of School to lead on ensuring that high quality education and care is in place for all children and to focus on further improving academic achievement and personal development.

As Head of School you will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operational function with direct line management responsibilities of SEN, Nursery, senior leaders and other key staff. You will report directly to the Executive Headteacher and will work with him to ensure operations are working in line with the School Improvement Plan and are compliant requirements.

Applicants must meet and evidence the following criteria (please also see the Job Description and Person Specification):

  • The drive and experience to embed and enhance the school’s Christian ethos and provision
  • Relevant teaching qualification with proven experience as a Senior Leader at Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of School or Headteacher level
  • Have previously held responsibility in a curriculum and pastoral oversight capacity
  • Dynamic leadership skills with previous experience of leading and developing a team
  • Proven experience as an outstanding leader

The ideal candidates will:

  • Demonstrate an aspiring outlook on outcomes for our pupils
  • Possess the ability to motivate, inspire and support our skilled team of staff and ensure accountability
  • Have commitment to working collaboratively and in partnership with parents, staff, children, outside agencies and our partner school
  • Have proven experience of impacting positively on pupil progress, raising attainment and developing excellence to ensure the attainment gap is closed
  • Lead by example and be passionate about constantly driving improvement with flair and imagination

How to Apply:

If you would like to discuss the details of the vacancy further with Stefan Roos, the Executive Headteacher, you are warmly welcomed to do so. Application packs are available from and returnable to the school office via email. This pack will include an application form, so please do not use the Barnet application form or CVs. For application forms and relevant information relating to this position please contact us via email on exec.head@holytrinity.barnet.sch.uk or telephone 0208 883 1824. The relevant forms are also attached to this advertisement.

Please find the Application Pack here;

Find the Application Form here.

For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.holytrinityceschool.org

Closing Date: Thursday 14th March 2024 at 5pm 

Shortlisting: Friday 15th March 2024, 8:30pm 

Interviews: Tuesday 26th March 2024 all day

Holy Trinity CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check along with other relevant employment checks.