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Headteacher - Ancaster CofE Primary School

Salary: L14-L20

Location: Lincolnshire
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Commencing: Easter 2023

Due to our current Headteacher’s promotion, the Governors of Ancaster Church of England Primary School wish to appoint an open, trustworthy, collaborative, encouraging and inspirational Headteacher.

The children and staff would like a fun, challenging, enthusiastic and supportive Headteacher who will continue to foster our inclusive environment. We are looking for a Headteacher who will build on the strong community that we have at Ancaster and will continue to drive our commitment to our values of Courage, Wisdom and Respect, along with our four guiding lights: Inclusivity, Exploration, Empowerment, Values-led.

Ancaster Church of England Primary School currently has 188 pupils on the roll.

We can offer:
 the opportunity to work with amazing children who are committed to their learning and our four guiding lights
 committed, fun-loving and supportive teaching and staff who value professional development
 a forward-looking, collaborative and diverse governing body
 an active PTFA
 supportive parents
 a well-developed learning environment (inside and outside) to enable children to be the best they can be
 a strong link to the church, and a school that is truly at the heart of the community.

You will need to have:
 a clear vision of excellence in primary education with the ability to think strategically and lead the school by building on the strategy, vision and values already in place
 the desire to work in a truly inclusive school, where every child, family and staff member feels welcomed and valued
 the highest expectations for children’s attainment, personal development, welfare and behaviour
 ability to activate all children, staff and parents / carers to support our Christian ethos and our values
 excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
 the willingness to look outwards, and the desire to continually learn
 an understanding of the latest OFSTED and SIAMS inspection frameworks to drive
 a desire to research and implement new as well as proven teaching methods to support
development of all children in the school
 proven leadership with evidence of understanding and embedding new initiatives to develop and enhance the curriculum
 an understanding of effective management and an ability to support, mentor and empower a team of highly motivated, passionate and dedicated staff
 confidence to be a visible and active headteacher, available to children, staff and parents
 an openness to the advice and guidance of others; to readily admit mistakes and share the learning opportunities from these.

If you possess the drive and passion to develop us both academically and pastorally to “be the best we can be”, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date: Friday 13th January 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 24th January 2023

Visits to our school are positively encouraged and welcomed. To book a visit, please contact Mrs Amanda Barratt on 01400 230871 or email

Dates available are Tuesday 6th December or Thursday 8th December 2022.

Application packs are available on the school website:

Completed application forms should be emailed to

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.