St Richard'sCE Primary School

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We have a vacancy for a Headteacher 


Please go to the eteach website to complete your application.


Salary:   £62,924.10 to £71,666.00

Contract type: Full Time/Permanent

Job Starts: 1 September 2022

Reporting to: The Governing Board

Responsible for: All teaching and support staff

Are you passionate about education, compassionate, and looking for a child-focused school which is completely inclusive and distinctively Christian? Giving clear vision, leadership and direction, you will empower our children to achieve without limits, in partnership with governors and staff, pupils and parents.

St Richard’s is a single form entry primary school in Ham, part of the beautiful borough of Richmond upon Thames.  We occupy a large site with well laid out buildings, a fantastic playing field and our own swimming pool.  In a diverse community which includes disadvantaged and vulnerable families we nurture and inspire all our pupils with 'unconditional love for the community' (SIAMS report 2019). We work in close partnership with our local church, the local authority through Achieving for Children and Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

What we can offer:

  • A good school with 'high expectations of all children' (SIP report summer 2021)

  • A 'distinctive Christian vision' which 'actively enables staff and pupils to flourish in this friendly and happy environment’ (SIAMS report 2019)

  • 'A rich curriculum through which all pupils know they can achieve without limits’ (SIAMS report 2019).

  • 'Highly skilled governors’ who 'are an integral part of the community' (OFSTED report 2018). 

  • 'Parents who delight in belonging to a harmonious team' (SIAMS report 2019)

  • A school in which 98% of pupils would recommend this school to a friend (Stakeholder survey, summer 2021)

We are looking for a Headteacher who will:

  • Provide the school with clear vision, leadership and strategic direction and can demonstrate good organisational and decision-making skills.

  • As a practising and committed Christian, share our vision and values and has a proven track record of effective leadership and management in a primary school.

  • Ensure the safeguarding and welfare of all members of the school community in every aspect of school life.

  • Create an excellent learning environment in which every child is encouraged and supported to thrive and succeed.

  • Maintain the school's deeply caring environment of nurture and support for all members of our community, valuing diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.

  • Manage the school's resources effectively to facilitate continual improvement to deliver our vision and plans.


For candidates to understand the context of our school we encourage you to visit us and see us for yourself.


School visits will be available during the weeks commencing Monday 10 January, Monday 17 January and Monday 24 January 2022


To arrange a visit, please contact our school office on 0208 940 7911


Close of Applications: 31st  January 2022 @ 12 noon

Interviews: 8th & 9th February 2022

Start Date: 1st September 2022


St Richard’s CE School is committed to safeguarding and to the welfare of children, young people and staff.  The successful applicant will be subject to reference checks, permission to work in the UK and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.