St John's CE (VC) Primary School

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Head Teacher Vacancy – St Johns CE Primary School


Start date: 01/09/2022

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Monday 21st March

Shortlisting: Tuesday 22nd March

Interviews and selection process: 5th and 6th April

Salary: L11 to L17, depending on experience.


Due to the retirement of our highly regarded and long standing Headteacher, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the school through its next stage of development. The Governing Body, staff and children are seeking to appoint an inspiring Headteacher to provide professional leadership for the school, ensuring high quality education for all its children and high standards of learning and achievement.  He/she will need to recognise the importance of team working but not be afraid to make strategic decisions. He/she must be able to demonstrate commitment to enhancing the curriculum, whilst ensuring the pastoral wellbeing of all our children.  They should be a natural communicator, he/she will require a hands-on approach and a willingness to engage warmly and whole heartedly with the whole life of the school.

St John’s Church of England (VC) Primary School is a friendly, happy, and caring one form entry school with its own Nursery. The school is in a in a picturesque location in Keele village, next to the Keele University, with which the school has strong links.  In keeping with our Christian foundation, we focus on personal qualities through the values we teach, to establish the relationships essential to succeed both socially and academically.

We are an OFSTED ‘good’ school looking for an individual with outstanding strategic leadership skills and a clear vision, who will continue to drive us forward, whilst inspiring every child to realise their full potential.


We are proud of:

  • The family feel within our welcoming school
  • Our diverse school community
  • Our enthusiastic children who are keen to learn  
  • Our highly experienced and dedicated staff team
  • An excellent curriculum supplemented by a wide range of after school activities  
  • Our aspirational and highly supportive governors and active parent group
  • Our close working relationship with supportive families, the local community, faith sector and the local authority.


As our Headteacher you will be positive and passionate about everything you do in our school. The successful candidate must be able to promote and develop the Christian ethos of the school enabling everyone in our community to flourish.

Do you have the skills, enthusiasm, and motivation to ensure our children excel?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process


Candidates are encouraged to visit the school and speak to the current Headteacher before applying. Please email the school office on to confirm which date you would prefer. The dates and times for visits are Tuesday 8th March from 1:15pm and Friday 11th March from 9:15am to 12:00pm.


Applications are to be emailed to