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Closing date  

18 March 2019


Type of vacancy  




School/Academy Services, Senior/Executives Appointments, Head Teachers/Deputy Head Teachers


Work pattern  

Full Time


Location including post code  

St Peter’s CofE (VC) Junior School, Ashworth Avenue, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6GB


Salary / Hourly Rate  

IPR L18 to L24


Advert text  

Number on roll: 368

Start date: 1 January, 2020


Our current headteacher John Mapperley leaves us at the end of December. Our school aim is to be ‘A Place for All to Flourish’ and, as such, we are committed to a view of education which seeks to develop the whole child, both academically and personally. The governors are now seeking to appoint a headteacher to build on John’s legacy at this popular, forward thinking three form entry junior school.

St Peter’s is located in the large village of Ruddington in the borough of Rushcliffe, 5 miles south of Nottingham and within a few miles of the Leicestershire border.

At our last inspection in January 2017 we were judged to be good and were praised for the quality of our teaching, the school’s inclusivity and for the range of opportunities and experiences that we offer our children. The full inspection report is available on the Ofsted website. Standards at St Peter’s are good and are typically above the national average by the end of Key Stage 2.

We are active members of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance, a collaboration of local schools committed to providing mutual challenge and support and also part of the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance.

A visit to our school website at, and school twitter page @StPetersRud, will provide you with lots of additional information about our school and will, we hope, inspire you to apply for the role of headteacher.


What we can offer you is:

  • A reflective, innovative teaching staff committed to doing their very best for our children.
  • Children who are very keen to learn and love coming to school.
  • Very strong community and parental engagement with our school.
  • An experienced, committed and supportive governing body.
  • A well cared for, well-resourced spacious building with exceptionally extensive grounds, providing a range of exciting learning opportunities for our children.
  • A family atmosphere, a real sense of community and an excellent working environment.
  • A strong financial position.

The person we are looking for will have:

  • A holistic view of education and a desire to give our children memorable learning experiences.
  • A strong commitment to pupils’ welfare and well-being.
  • An understanding of how to build on, and further develop, the excellent practice that already exists at our school.
  • A strong track record, both as a teacher and school leader.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • The ability to see the fantastic opportunities our school has to offer and the skills and enthusiasm to make things happen.


This is a great opportunity for a senior leader aspiring to headship, or an experienced head ready for a new challenge.

Visits are highly recommended, and we would be delighted to show you around. Visits can be arranged by contacting us on 0115 974 3303 after half-term (from 25 February, 2019) or


Application forms and further details are available from Anita Atherley, Governor Services, Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2TB. Telephone number 0115 8040726 or


Closing date: Monday, 18 March, 2019 at 12 noon. 

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday, 20 March, 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 24 and Thursday, 25 April, 2019.


Nottinghamshire County Council link:


• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

• All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All posts in schools, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

• The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within County and Controlled Schools and in Colleges.