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Executive Headteacher

The Spires Federation

Members - Nocton Community Primary School , Dunston St.Peter's Church of England Primary School and  Digby Church of England Primary School

Education - Schools
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L12 - 18
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Executive Headteacher for the Spires Federation
Digby C of E Primary School (64 pupils)
Dunston St Peter’s C of E Primary School (83 pupils)
Nocton Community Primary School (33 pupils)
Total number on roll - 180
Age range of pupils 4 - 11
ISR – L12-L18 (Starting salary negotiable depending on experience)
Start date: January 2022

The governors, staff and pupils of the Spires Federation are seeking to appoint a passionate and ambitious leader who will build on the existing strengths and success of the schools in order to further enhance the collaborative partnership across our federation.

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Executive Headteacher who will embrace the challenge of leading three village schools. 

Our core values, shared by our two church schools and one community school, create a culture that supports both staff and pupils to flourish and meet their full potential.

The governing body will appoint a successful leader who:

  • Has a proven track record of ensuring high quality educational outcomes through strategic leadership;

  • Creates an ethos in which children grow emotionally, socially and academically;

  • Will embrace and develop the Christian ethos of the church schools; 

  • Uses their innovative and enthusiastic leadership qualities to support strong teamwork and collaboration across the Federation ensuring our committed staff continue to develop;

  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is able to use these to engage and motivate staff, parents, children and the wider community; 

  • Is well organised and eager to work with other school leaders towards school improvement;

  • Has the ability and drive to raise standards for all through a diverse and rich curriculum. 

We can offer you:

  • The exciting opportunity to lead three schools with wide horizons who respond positively to change;
  • Staff, children and their families who are the beating heart of their local community;
  • A supportive and aspirational Governing Body who is committed to realising our clear vision, building on the current successes;
  • A firm commitment to your professional development and personal well-being.

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the schools by appointment.

Please email to arrange your visit.

We have pre-arranged dates to visit all 3 schools in line with COVID guidelines on:

Tuesday 25 May, Tuesday 8 June and Tuesday 15 June.

Visits will be after school starting at Digby at 3:00 pm, Dunston at 3.45 pm and Nocton at 4.30 pm.

To apply, please visit the school website, for an recruitment pack and the application form.

Applications should be completed in line with the personal specification and job description and forwarded to the clerk to the Governing Board, Charlotte Tomlinson

Closing date: 12:00 noon Monday 21 June 2021.
Shortlisting: Thursday 24 June 2021.
Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 6 and 7 July 2021
Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for both days.

Spires Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.  

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.