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Required for September 2017


NOR: 165, Group 2. ISR L11-L17 £49,976 - £57,809


The Governing Body of Kilmersdon C of E VA are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher with the experience, vision and drive to lead the school into the next phase of its development. This is a thriving school in a fantastic rural location, 10 miles from Bath.  

As our new Headteacher you will:

  •       have proven leadership skills, vision, passion, and motivation to respond successfully to changes in primary education;
  •       continually strive to raise standards and expectations in the school, having practical skills for diagnosing, planning and implementing change;
  •      create and promote a culture of excellence among staff and pupils alike, where the children are at the centre of first-rate learning opportunities;
  •      be committed to promoting, developing and nurturing the Christian ethos of the school and its links with the church and diocese;
  •      have a strong belief that every child has unique gifts and facilitate them in achieving their maximum potential, including those with special       educational needs and disability;
  •   continue to develop the school family, through effective and clear communication to the children, parents, staff and wider community;
  •    be prepared to undertake some teaching commitment if required. 

In return we offer:

  •   a successful and welcoming school community in a beautiful setting, which is well maintained and resourced;
  •   the opportunity to lead and manage a ‘Good’ school (OFSTED February 2014);
  •   friendly, confident, and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn;
  •  a dedicated, professional and caring staff team;​
  •  excellent opportunities for professional development;
  • a supportive, challenging and enthusiastic Governing Body and an active and effective PTA;
  • established links with our local parishes;
  • supportive relations with parents and carers whose involvement is actively encouraged and valued.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please phone 01761 432283 to make an appointment.


Closing Date:              6pm on Monday 30th January 2017

Interviews:                 Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd February 2017

This post is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

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