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Headteacher (L16 - L22)

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Ripley Junior School
Salary details
Leadership - L16 - L22
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Full time
Closing Date
05 September 2024

HEADTEACHER for January 2025

ISR:        L16 - L22

NoR:      332

At Ripley Junior School, our vision is ‘Inspiring Children, Moving Forward, Learning Together’. We believe in creating a safe, secure, happy, and positive environment where all children can thrive and reach their full potential. Our dedicated staff are passionate about fostering a love for learning in creative and inspiring spaces.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for education and a drive to make a difference, Ripley Junior School welcomes your application. Join us in our journey of inspiring children, moving forward, and learning together.

About Ripley Junior School

Ripley Junior School has excellent facilities, being housed in a spacious former secondary school building.  We have large classrooms, library, hall, gym, stage and music rooms, along with extensive grounds and outdoor areas for Forest School experiences. We are a three form entry Junior School from two main infant feeder schools, and are very much part of the community. We have a large, skilled and dedicated staff team with various areas of expertise, and our curriculum is built on new ideas, diversity and a strong sense of the community.

We are looking for someone who:

·         Has excellent rapport with children, inspiring their confidence and determination.

·         Has the ability to build and articulate a shared vision and engage people to secure a successful future.

·         Is committed to, and has a vision for ensuring inclusion, diversity and access.

·         Has experience of developing a broad and enriching curriculum, in which all pupils are engaged in their own learning and can personally excel.

·         Has proven experience of building, developing, inspiring and supporting a successful leadership team and can delegate appropriately.

·         Can take a strategic lead on promoting a curriculum that drives outcomes and standards for our children.

·         Is a confident and persuasive leader, who listens and values the views of others.

·         Can utilise outstanding communication skills to engage with students, staff, and the wider community.

·         Is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children.


Why Join Us:

  • Competitive salary range of L16 - L22.
  • Stable position regarding numbers on roll and staffing.
  • Thriving school community dedicated to continuous improvement.
  • Strong emphasis on learning together in a safe, secure, and positive environment.
  • Passionate staff team committed to helping children achieve their best.


Visits to our school are warmly welcomed:  Please contact Angela Varty, the school’s Business Manager on 01773 742281 to make an appointment.


For more information about our school please visit www.ripley-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Closing Date:     5 September

Interviews:         19 and 20 September 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.