Job ID no. VR522

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET)


Are you a Headteacher looking for a new challenge or an ambitious Deputy / Head of School ready to take the next step?

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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) welcomed Sywell CE Primary School into the trust at the beginning of March and now wish to appoint, on a permanent, full time basis, an energetic, creative and inspiring Headteacher to lead this school.

Located in the semirural village of Sywell, a short distance from Northampton and Wellingborough. The school is set in enclosed grounds amongst mature trees and the children benefit from a sizeable playground and play area, an enclosed prayer garden, and a playing field. Sywell CE Primary School aims to promote a caring and stimulating environment with a strong Christian ethos.  The school encourages and expects high standards in both work and behaviour. Sywell School is proud of all that goes on at the school. They are committed to the arts. Both curriculum enrichment and creativity are strengths of the school.


The Trust is looking to recruit someone who:


  • has recent, successful experience at Headteacher level or is looking for an opportunity to take the next step in their leadership career
  • shows a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • has the skills to lead, improve and sustain academic achievement for all pupils
  • is willing to embrace and develop the Christian ethos of our school
  • is an excellent communicator and able to build effective partnerships with families, staff, governors and the wider community
  • has a flexible approach to working
  • is driven, ambitious and enthusiastic.


The Trust welcomes interest from any Senior Leader of a church school / non-church school that shares the school’s values.

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Closing Date for Applications: 23rd April 2021 at 12:00pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 6 May 2021

Anticipated Start Date: 1 September 2021


Remote visits during the school day are welcome and encouraged.  On-site visits are also encouraged outside the school’s working hours. If you wish to arrange this or to simply have a chat about the school.  Please contact or Jo Shortland at the school.

More information about the school and the Trust can be found on the following websites:


Sywell CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and safer recruitment practice. DBS checks will be required from successful candidates and references will be sought prior to interview for all shortlisted candidates.


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