Michael Faraday School

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Michael Faraday School

Start date:              September 2021 or earlier

Contract type:      Full Time

Salary:                      L11 – L24 (dependent on experience)
Contract term:    Permanent

NOR: 437                 Age: 3-11             Type: Co-ed, Maintained

Are you an experienced Headteacher looking for a new opportunity?  Do you have energy, vision and passion for education?  Could you be the right person to steer our successful school through a rapidly changing context? 


The Governors of Michael Faraday Primary School are looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational headteacher with proven leadership experience to work with stakeholders, including our committed and passionate team of staff.


Our long-serving Headteacher is retiring, creating a fantastic opportunity for the right person to lead our inspiring, inclusive and well-resourced school into the future.

Michael Faraday Primary School is a popular, over-subscribed, two-form entry Community School situated in an award-winning building on the Aylesbury Estate in the heart of Walworth, SE17.  Pupils come from diverse and sometimes challenging backgrounds and we nurture them to be confident young people with a well-developed sense of social responsibility.


Our wonderful children are bursting with curiosity and creativity. On their journey through the school we work to develop compassion and emotional intelligence as well as academic attainment, and to enable all children to achieve their personal best in all areas of school life. Fostering an environment in which children feel safe, cared for and respected underpins this success.


We are proud of our extraordinarily talented and committed staff and believe that their professional development and continued well-being are paramount. Our Leadership structure and belief in giving responsibility to individuals creates a strong and supportive environment within which individuals can flourish and grow.


In a fast-changing environment locally, nationally and globally, our new Headteacher will need to be innovative and adaptable. Creating and steering a vision for the next decade will be an exciting challenge and the successful candidate will need to be a brilliant communicator – visible and approachable, flexible and persuasive, gritty and determined. Of course, a great sense of humour would also be appreciated!


Please check out our website at www.michaelfaradayschool.co.uk for a taste of our school.  However, the best way to find out about us is to see for yourself: we strongly encourage you to arrange to visit – appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be in place.  For further details or to arrange a visit, please contact our school Office Manager, Ann Dowie by emailing adowie.210@lgflmail.org or calling 020 7703 5806


Application packs can be accessed online. Please email applications to: adowie.210@lgflmail.org or send them fao Ann Dowie, Michael Faraday Primary School, Portland Street, London SE17 2HR 

Visits4th - 29th January  •  Closing Noon, 1st February

Shortlist: 5th February  •  Interviews: 10th & 11th February

Michael Faraday School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

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