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Loscoe CofE Primary School and Nursery
Salary details
L12 - L18a £61,882 - £71,019 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
14 April 2024


The Governors of Loscoe Church of England Primary School and Nursery are looking to appoint an inspirational, forward-thinking Headteacher to lead our supportive and nurturing Primary School.  

Situated in the heart of the Loscoe community, not far from the City of Derby, the school is a 1 form entry primary school with Nursery provision.  

Loscoe Primary School and Nursery is a Church of England school and proud member of Derby Diocesan Academy Trust ( and enjoys positive relationships with the team of professionals providing effective support in school improvement and operations.  

Loscoe Primary and Nursery School believes that children are at the heart of all our work, we aspire for every child to know they can each make a difference and that they are a part of a larger family and community. The school provides rich and enjoyable learning experiences for every pupil and aims for each child to be the best person that they can possibly be. The school vision “we may be small but together we can make a big difference” is lived out daily by Leaders, staff and children. The school is committed to ensuring that each child can flourish individually, academically, socially and spiritually.   

The school is distinctly Christian and works closely with the parish church of St Luke’s. We welcome children and families of all faiths and none and embrace a methodology of inclusion and the principles of diversity which are central to our understanding of how to live out the gospel. 

Are you already a serving Headteacher or a highly experienced Deputy Head, and eager for a new and stimulating challenge? You will be excited about operating in an environment where your ideas and enthusiasm can be directed to help develop your own school as well as have an impact across a vibrant and growing Multi-Academy Trust.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable leader who will:

  • Be able to develop and empower all who work within the school and embrace the many opportunities to work with the wider DDAT family.
  • Provide a supportive and empowering culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise.
  • Be a strong and inspiring leader who will drive school improvement and pursue the highest academic standards for all its pupils. 
  • Ensure all children are offered equal access to the curriculum and all aspects of school life; where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood, and accepted.
  • Have a passion for inclusion and enrichment, working closely with families and the local community to ensure each child can flourish.
  • Be integral in driving and sustaining a broad and ambitious curriculum for all pupils from nursery up to Year 6, working closely with Leaders from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to ensure pupils flourish and every child is able to be the best person that they can possibly be. 

We can offer:

  • Highly engaged children who are proud to be part of the school community.
  • A strong Parish Church/School relationship with a hardworking and supportive staff, diligent governors, and invested parent body.
  • The opportunity to be part of a Multi Academy Trust that offers quality continuing professional development opportunities with appropriate support and challenge.
  • A supportive school with high expectations of behaviour and learning attitude.
  • Dedicated, hardworking and committed teaching and support staff with an active Local Governing Body.
  • A positive learning environment with the chance to apply your ideas and skills to a school that wants to continue to thrive. 

Visits to school are warmly welcomed to further explore our school and discuss this unique opportunity.  Please contact Hannah Boulby via or 07568 109954 in the first instance to arrange an informal talk or a school visit.

Applications should be made using the DDAT application forms only, available at, and submitted to by the closing date. 

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions. 

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, online checks, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

Provisional Interview date: Thursday 25 April 2024. 

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.