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Federation Headteacher

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Federation of Holy Trinity and Little Marlow CE Schools, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Permanent post from September 2022

Salary: Group 3, L16-L22 (£61,166 to £70,745)

Is this the role where you would flourish, and where your imagination, innovation and inspiration would come to the fore. Might you be the right person to come and join our Federation family where we seek to ‘Do everything in love’?

The Governors of this happy, successful and popular Church of England Federation are seeking to appoint an experienced individual who will lead us on our continuing journey. Our Federation was formed in October 2014 and consists of Little Marlow CE Infant School and Holy Trinity CE Junior School – rated Good and Outstanding respectively. As Federation Headteacher, using your interpersonal skills and team building capabilities, you will lead both schools, supported by a full-time Head of School at Holy Trinity, a part-time Head of School at Little Marlow and the Governing Board, to build upon the consistently good outcomes and reputation of both schools. This role will give the right individual an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the Federation, whilst upholding its distinct Christian character, making a difference to the lives of many children.

We are looking for someone who:

• Has strong interpersonal skills and team building capabilities

• Is an experienced and inspiring leader with clear strategic vision

• Will ensure that the schools continue to provide high quality teaching and learning for all pupils

• Is committed to our distinctive Christian ethos

• Has the ability to foster a culture of enthusiasm and positivity

In return we can offer:

• An exciting opportunity to lead the Federation, supported by a hardworking Governing Board

• Motivated, happy and enthusiastic pupils who are very proud of their schools

• A committed, dedicated and highly skilled staff

• A positive, caring, Christian ethos, evident throughout the Federation


To find out more

You should find most of the information you might need about the Federation on the Federation website, which has separate sections for the two schools. We strongly encourage you to take the time to explore our website and get to know us:


Full details of the role, including the Job Description and Person Specification, can be found in the Candidate Application Pack on the website, under vacancies.

If you wish to discuss the role further with one of the Co-chairs of Governors, please contact the Holy Trinity school office to arrange an appointment.

Email: office@holytrinity.bucks.sch.uk

Phone: 01628 842831

To apply

To apply for the post, please download the Application Form from the federation website and send it with your letter of application to the Office Manager at:


Please note that we do not accept CVs or any other documents; you should put all the details of your application on the Application Form and in your letter of application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 21st March 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th April 2022

The post for which you are applying is considered as exempt by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemption) Order 1975. You will, therefore, be requested as part of the application process to disclose any convictions or information regarding criminal activity in respect of the applicant including convictions that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’.

The Federation of Holy Trinity and Little Marlow schools provides a safe and secure environment for pupils to learn. The schools and governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, with procedures being rigorously and consistently applied. The Headteacher will be required to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in the schools and to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the Federation.

The successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service including a barred list check and a check against section 128 which restricts a person from taking part in the management of academies and free schools.