Head Teacher – St Luke’s CoE Primary School, EC1

Date posted: 7th Feb 2024 Closing date: 3rd Mar 2024 Borough: Islington Position: Head Teacher
Interview Date: 12th Mar 2024 Salary: L15 - L21 (£75,545 to £86,119 pa) School: Head Teacher - St Luke's CoE Primary School, EC1

Website: www.st-lukesislington.co.uk
Email: admin@st-lukes.islington.sch.uk

Head Teacher

St Luke’s CoE Primary School – Islington
Required for September 2024

Salary range: L15 to L21 (£75,545 to £86,119 gross per annum)

St Luke’s CoE Primary School is seeking to recruit an ambitious and inspiring Head Teacher with the leadership skills to secure continuous improvement and success across the whole school and to build on the achievements of the current Head Teacher, who is retiring.

At present, St Luke’s is in a federation with a local community school. This was set up so that St Luke’s could support Moreland School, which it has successfully done. The new Head Teacher will have the exciting challenge of embracing new opportunities as St Luke’s determines its next chapter.

Conveniently situated in the heart of Islington, the school serves a vibrant, diverse community. It is financially successful, supported by the St Luke’s School Trust and through well-developed local business relationships.

What we offer:
• Happy children who love their school and their learning
• A happy, experienced and caring staff team who work well together
• A supportive, active and engaged governing board
• Consistently strong teaching and learning and opportunities for children outside the classroom
• An outward-facing school, well-known to be at the heart of the EC1 community

We are looking for:
• Substantial, successful leadership experience as a Head Teacher, Head of School or Deputy Head of School
• Knowledge of what makes an effective school and strategies that can be deployed for school improvement
• Evidence of a commitment to equality of opportunity and social inclusion
• Leadership skills including the ability to carry out strategic planning; involve and motivate others; demonstrate efficiency and the ability to multi-task; articulate a vision and direction for the school
• The ability to manage change, acknowledge difference and resolve conflict and uncertainty
• The ability to develop partnerships and networks, realising tangible benefits, including financial gains

St Luke’s is a Church of England school and a commitment to the distinctive ethos of an Anglican school is required in this post; membership of a Christian church is desirable.

You are very welcome to telephone Ruth Grant, the Chair of Governors, for an informal chat (07710620434) or Ann Dwulit, Head Teacher of St Luke’s (020 7253 3880).

To arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 020 7253 3880       https://ldbs.co.uk/jobs/head-teacher-st-lukes-coe-primary-school-ec1/

Application process:

Application form here 

Application pack here 

You can also find the recruitment pack and the LDBS application form by visiting the school’s website www.st-lukesislington.co.uk/vacancies-and-volunteering/.

Return your completed form including your personal statement to the School Business Manager, Hannah Bryant (email details below). CVs will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd March at midnight
Shortlisting: Tuesday 5th March 2024
Interview date: Tuesday 12th March 2024

St Luke’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.