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Head Teacher

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Abbey Primary School, Mansfield
Salary details
Leadership scale L18 – L24 £67350 - £78010 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
20 March 2023
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Please ensure your completed application is returned no later than 12 noon on the Closing Date. 

There are currently 420 children on roll with an age range of 3-11, a fully integrated foundation class and a 52 place nursery in a modern building on a large site which opened in April 2016.

Abbey Primary School, a member of Believe Academy Trust, is looking to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Head Teacher. This is an exceptional opportunity for the newly appointed Head to continue to make a difference to the children, staff and families within our community, building on the strong foundations put into place by our current dedicated and highly respected Head Teacher, who has recently announced her retirement. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual looking to take that next step in relation to their career progression.

Leading and growing a well embedded senior leadership team, with a strong commitment to educational excellence, the candidate is required to be forward thinking, innovative and have the ability to drive school improvement. Our school offers all our children a caring environment where they are valued, respected and nurtured. A place where people matter. 

If you have the vision, motivation and desire to introduce new ideas as well as building on what we have achieved so far, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for someone with: 

  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Capacity to recognise and build on the successes of the school and formulate a vision for innovation and improvement 
  • A clear educational philosophy and ability to build on the exciting curriculum and wider curriculum opportunities afforded to our children
  • A track record of raising or maintaining high educational standards and expectations 
  • Experience of developing, implementing and managing effective whole school systems 
  • Experience of successfully leading change and inspiring others 
  • Capability to make and take decisions 
  • Commitment to the continuation of forming strong links and partnerships with governors, staff, parents, pupils, the wider community and other schools 
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within the Trust network
  • Resilience, determination, integrity, and courage

 In return, we will offer you:  

  • Happy, hardworking and motivated children who enjoy learning
  • The opportunity to be innovative and implement your own educational approaches in supporting school improvement, continuing to make a real difference to the lives of Abbey Primary School pupils. 
  • A commitment to protecting the wellbeing of all our staff.  
  • A supportive, hardworking and professional team which has high expectations of pupils.
  • A supportive, experienced and effective Governing Body
  • A successful school with potential for further development
  • The opportunity to join a growing, well respected and highly effective Trust that embraces each individual member schools’ identity and staff groups. 

What to do next: 

Visits to our school are encouraged; please call the school office on 01623 481117 to make an appointment. 

Please do not apply using The Derbyshire County Council Website

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please click on the links on this page to access the vacancy information and application form.  A completed application form should be submitted alongside a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements set out in the job description/person specification.  Alternatively, you can download an application pack from the school website (

Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 21st March 2023.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2023.

Believe Academy Trust has a strong commitment to inclusion, equality and diversity and welcomes all applications irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation. 

Abbey Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointments to any post are subject to vigorous pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check, a barred list check and Disqualification Declaration. A start date for successful job applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. The job role you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).