Head of School – St Mary’s CE Primary School, Finchley

Date posted: 4th Mar 2024 Closing date: 14th Mar 2024 Borough: Barnet Position: Head of School
Interview Date: 25th Mar 2024 Salary: Outer London Leadership Pay Scale L16 - L20 (£72,144 - £79,076) School: St Mary’s CE Primary School

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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Dollis Park, Finchley, London, N3 1BT

Tel: 020 8343 0866 / 020 8343 0864

Email: office@stmarysn3.barnetmail.net

Web: https://www.stmarysfinchley.co.uk

Head of School

Required from September 2024

Full time, Permanent contract

Salary: Outer London Leadership Pay Scale L16 – L20 (£72,144 – £79,076)

The Governors of St Mary’s 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 sustain 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.

‘Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and all people’ – Luke 2:52

Our Vision is to:
• Deliver educational excellence and foster a life-long love of learning
• Build strong personal and community relationships through Christian values
• Help children and adults flourish and fulfil their God given potential
• Provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive Christian environment

As an innovative school with 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 vision to work with other schools.

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 and some support staff. You will report directly to the Executive Headteacher and will work with them to ensure operations are working in line with the School Improvement Plan and compliance 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 strong Christian ethos and provision
• Relevant teaching qualification with proven experience as a Senior Leader at 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 teacher

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
• 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 office@stmarysn3.barnetmail.net or telephone 0208 343 0866. 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 https://www.stmarysfinchley.co.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 14th March 2024 at 5pm
Shortlisting: Friday 15th March 2024 at 10:30am
Interviews: Monday 25th March 2024 all day

St Mary’s 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. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check along with other relevant employment checks.