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Beckingham Primary School



Permanent, Full Time

Number on roll: 94
Age range: 4 - 11


Are children at the heart of your work? Are you looking for a challenge? If so, read on. 
The Governing Body of Beckingham Primary School have an exciting opportunity for a new headteacher to lead our well-regarded school and to build upon our existing strong foundations to develop the school even further. 

This exciting opportunity has arisen due to the promotion of our Headteacher. The successful candidate will currently be a Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or experienced Senior Leader. They will act as an inspirational leader and exceptional classroom practitioner in a school where every individual is inspired to learn and achieve in a safe and caring environment. We are looking for an individual with a clear vision for the further development of our excellent and welcoming school. 
We are a small rural school with a community focus and a nurturing approach, ‘Ensuring every child succeeds and THRIVES becoming a life-long learner, prepared for the world of tomorrow’. 
We work hard to ensure ‘Every child at Beckingham Primary School THRIVES’ and this encapsulates the high expectations we have of everyone in our school community. The children are keen to learn and love the opportunities that the staff provide them with. The opportunity to make a real difference to the children and their life-chances is awaiting the right candidate.  

We are looking for someone to start in January 2025 who can build on the work of the current headteacher and provide children with an exceptionally high-quality educational experience. If this sounds like your next step, you will need to be someone who: 

•    Inspires colleagues to be the very best that they can be.
•    Provides expertise in primary practice and curriculum development.
•    Is passionate about education and has children at the heart of all your work.
•    Works with resilience, determination, integrity, and courage
•    Brings a commitment to setting high expectations.
•    Recognises the existing strengths of the school and areas for development.
•    Has a strong commitment to inclusion, equality, and diversity.
•    Understands the challenges of working in small schools with mixed year-group classes.
•    Develops and nurtures positive relationships with pupils, staff, governors, and the wider school community.

In return, we will offer you:  

•    Responsive pupils who enjoy coming to school, are well-behaved and eager to learn.  
•    An experienced and outward looking Governing Body.
•    A successful school with potential for further development.
•    CPD appropriate to your needs and potential.
•    An environment where you can work in partnership with pupils, staff, governors, the local and wider community to encourage children to strive for excellence and aim high, laying the foundations for life-long learning. 


What to do next: 
Visits to our school are encouraged; please call the school office on 01427 848230 to make an appointment. 

Application forms and further details are available from Governor Services by emailing: or by telephone: 0115 804 4666.  


The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 16th September 10 am.

Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 17th September, at 4pm and interviews are planned for September 25th and 26th.


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.