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Co-Headteacher: Bassingbourn Community Primary School

Role: Co-Headteacher (0.5 job share) from September 2021

A unique opportunity to forge a creative partnership that enables all our children to realise their full potential within our exciting, nurturing and ambitious school.

Salary: The salary range for this post will be from L11-L24 and will be determined according to the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

DfE School Number: 873/2002

We are looking for an ambitious, inspiring and dynamic co-headteacher, with the commitment necessary to provide the very best education for all our pupils: someone with the passion and experience to engage and empower our talented, committed staff and the skills to co-lead our school to the next level.

You will either be a current serving head or a senior leader in a primary setting with a track record of inspiring all stakeholders and proven skills in school improvement. Imaginative and innovative, you will be looking for a new challenge and relish the opportunity to work with an experienced team and in partnership with our current co-headteacher.

Bassingbourn Community Primary School is a successful, happy and welcoming school situated in South Cambridgeshire. We care deeply for our children and their welfare and progress. We are a growing school due to local housing development and to the expansion of Bassingbourn Barracks (MoD). Currently we have approximately 370 children but have projected growth to 420 by 2021. We have a justifiably high reputation for our SEND provision and for the way in which new arrivals are quickly welcomed and absorbed into the life of the school.

We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills and experience in a
  • supportive and productive partnership
  • enthusiastic, considerate and well-behaved children who are a joy to teach
  • a caring, dedicated and talented staff team
  • a strong, active and supportive governing body
  • committed and supportive parents
  • close links within a network of local schools
  • a tailored induction package that includes a mentor and access to the local authority induction programme for headteachers

Subject to the Covid measures in place, you are most welcome to visit the school to experience our values and ethos in action as part of your consideration and in advance of submitting an application. Please note that all visits will be informal and will not be part of the selection process.

Visits are possible on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, particularly in the week beginning 15th March. However, we hope to be able to accommodate visits in the following week if these days are not suitable.

Please contact our school office on 01763 242460 to arrange a visit.

Closing Date 9.00am on Monday 12th April 2021
Shortlisting Tuesday 14th April 2021
Interview Dates Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021
Bassingbourn Community Primary School

Bassingbourn Community
Primary School
Brook Road
Telephone 01763 242460
Fax 01763 242480

Please return completed applications to:

Bassingbourn Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.

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