Hermitage Primary School

Post Start Date: April 2024
Closing date: 12/01/2024
Closing time: 9:30 AM


Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Salary information: L18 to L24, starting at £75,478 with progression to £86,826 per annum
Start date: April 2024

Vanguard Learning Trust’s board of trustees and Hermitage Primary School’s local governing body are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring leader to the position of Headteacher of Hermitage Primary School.

Our Headteacher will work with staff, governors and trustees to deliver the school’s strategic plans, building on the school’s strong foundations and delivering the vision of a high-performing, safe and nurturing environment where all pupils are valued equally. Hermitage aims to ensure all children grow in confidence and build strong relationships rooted in respect and empathy.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:
  • Able to demonstrate significant impact in a leadership role within a primary school;
  • A leader who can inspire and motivate staff, children and parents;
  • Passionate about each child being given the opportunity and means to reach their full potential; and
  • Able to articulate a clear vision and set the strategic direction for the school.
Our new Headteacher will have the opportunity to lead a school community that is caring, supportive and committed to our pupils. We are looking for a leader with ambition, determination and creativity and would relish the opportunity of working in a local, cross-phase, multi-academy trust.

A tour of the school site is being offered on Wednesday 13th December 2023 in the afternoon, Monday 18th December 2023 in the morning, or Tuesday 9th January 2024 in the afternoon; this can be booked by contacting Emma Jordan, executive assistant at recruitment@vlt.org.uk. The Trust’s CEO, Martina Lecky, is also available to provide information about the Vanguard Learning Trust to prospective applicants.

An application form can be downloaded from here or on Hermitage Primary School’s website where all information about this post and the school can be obtained.

Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@vlt.org.uk.

Closing date: Friday 12th January 2024 at 9:30am
Interview date: Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January 2024

Further information: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Vanguard Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer. Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English.

Supporting Documents

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement
Hermitage Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Our Location
Address: Belmont Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1RB