What Are Our Staff and Students Looking For?
- Wanted a headteacher for adorable staff:
- If you want this choice position
- Have a cheery disposition
- Love children, give hugs
- Make good tea in mugs
- You must be kind, you must be inspiring,
- Not driven by paperwork, it’s so tiring!
- Lead by example, trust your staff
- Like to have a laugh
- Never be cross or cruel
- Bacon sandwiches to help refuel
- Inspire us through innovation
- Children’s welfare at the heart of education
- If you won’t scold and dominate us
- We will never give you cause to hate us
- We won’t hide our English books
- Feel free to take a look
- Nurture but don’t scrutinise
- Weedon is the best
- You’ll soon realise
Don’t waste a sec
Staff at Weedon Bec!
Weedon Bec is a founding member of iNNOVATE Multi Academy Trust (iMAT), and the previous Headteacher is now the CEO for the Trust. This is an excellent opportunity to lead the school in its next steps. The trust is made up of four primary academies in rural locations near Daventry. Our mission is to establish great primary academies that are centres for innovation and excellence for leadership and teaching, where pupils are safe and engaged in their learning. We seek an experienced, passionate, child-centered leader who will enhance what we already have, but lead us in developing a new chapter for the school. You will inherit a fantastic and well-established team of staff ready to support each and every child to be the best they can.
Weedon Bec Primary School is a fun, vibrant, diverse and inclusive school where we value the unique talents of every child and every member of staff. We currently have 245 pupils on roll and we are very proud of each and every one of them. We were last inspected in June 2017 when we achieved a Good grade. We have an in-house pre-school, Stepping Stones, which opened in September 2019 and now has 18 children aged 2-4 years on roll. In the primary school we currently have 8 classes. We value the role of partnership in children’s education, and the importance of the role that parents and family play in children’s learning cannot be underestimated. We have strong links with our local community, and work together to truly secure the best moral, physical, social and spiritual environment for our children. We are recruiting a Head Teacher, who will be supported by an Assistant Head (to be appointed), and who will report to the iMAT CEO, Antony Witheyman.
More information about the school and the role, including a job specification and job description, can be found in the attached HT Recruitment Pack, and on our website, https://www.weedonbecprimary.co.uk/. School visits are possible during term time, preferably on a Thursday or Friday. Please telephone the school on 01327 340547 to arrange an appointment, or to ask any questions you may have.
Applications must be made by completing the attached application form sending it with a supporting letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or by post in a sealed envelope, marked STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL to Mrs Jenny Sturt, Business Manager, Weedon Bec Primary School, West St, Weedon, Northamptonshire, NN7 4QU
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th April 2021. We plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 14th April.
Weedon Bec Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Reference checks for shortlisted candidates will be performed prior to the interview.
All visits and interviews will be carried out in compliance with any covid restrictions in operation at the time. Our visitor protocol can be found here.