Please note that applications for this position have now closed
The job that comes up once ever 18 years!
We are a small independent school and nursery where the focus is on teaching our children to love learning, and not how to pass a test. With our flexible approach, we want the right person for the job… could that be you?
After 18 years in post, our current Headteacher is retiring and we are looking to hire someone who is passionate about teaching to work with us to continue to develop our ethos and approach.
Our teachers have the freedom to creatively deliver the curriculum in ways that they feel best suit and engage our children; with the opportunity to conceive cross-subject projects, include outdoor learning and develop lessons in response to the children’s ideas, suggestions and interests. Our unique approach has evolved over the last 30 years, taking influence from a range of teaching practices and ideologies. Fundamental to our ethos is the belief that learning is for life; that it should be fun, engaging and accessible to all. We want every child to be the best that they can be but we don’t need to test them to understand how they are progressing – with maximum class sizes of 15, we know all our children and they know us.
We need someone to help us with the challenges of meeting Ofsted that face a small school, whilst acknowledging, and maintaining the good quality of teaching. As headteacher, you will guide and influence the academic direction of the school, as well as work with your team of 4 to deliver teaching in the classroom on a day-to- day basis. Supported by the SMT and governors, you will be involved in the administrative and business side of the school, as well as getting your hands dirty in the garden and model-making at golden time.
Our size (we have a maximum of 40 children in school at any one time) means that we can’t offer huge remuneration packages, but we can offer:
- Small class sizes
- A friendly, family setting
- The freedom to teach, not test
- The opportunity to influence the direction of the school
- The rewards of nurturing children to become independent learners
- Flexible working (we will consider applications for part-time, job-share, etc.,) and,
- Job satisfaction!
Based in the rural village of Ticknall, South Derbyshire, we have the countryside on our doorstep, yet are within commuting distance of Derby, Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham.
Isn’t it time for a change?
If you’d like to pay us a visit to find out more about what we do, please get in touch. For an information pack and application form, please email us in the first instance
Application closing date: 4th April 2018
Interviews: w/c 9th April 2018