We have set up a dedicated Coronavirus/COVID-19 webpage. Click here or go to


West Jesmond Primary School, Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AJ.

Head Teacher

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

Leadership L21B - L27A: £67,183 - £77,048 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.

This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

West Jesmond Primary School - Ouesburn Trust

Tankerville Terrace


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 3AJ.

Required for September 2020.

Do you want to lead a dynamic and passionate team of professionals who are inspiring the next generation?

Can you drive inspirational and remarkable practice across our broad primary curriculum?

Are you the person to create a new vision for the next chapter of our outstanding school, building upon our current successes?

We can offer you:

• A large over-subscribed school

• A strongly committed staff of 82

• 627 pupils making up our diverse and inclusive school population

• An active and supportive governing body

• Positive relationships with a highly involved parent body

• A track record of excellent results across the school

• An OFSTED outstanding judgement (2015)

• Opportunity for professional development

• Collaborative working with Headteachers across the Ouseburn Learning Trust

• A strong and secure financial position with an annual budget of over £2.6 million.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:

• Is an exceptional and ambitious leader

• Has a deep understanding of and passion for learning and teaching

• Can further develop and deepen our exciting, innovative curriculum keeping us at the forefront of best practice

• Can manage a large school’s finances, resources and people

• Can maximise the opportunities presented by being a large school with previous teaching school status

• Will ensure resilience in a changing educational landscape

• Is committed to maintaining our OFSTED outstanding judgement.

We believe that this is a rare and exciting opportunity for the right individual to bring their own personality and vision to the role.

Would you like to find out more about this opportunity?

We strongly urge you to visit us, and we are holding two open days so you can meet the Chair and Vice Chair of Governors and look around the school on Wednesday 18 March (12 noon - 3pm) and Thursday 19 March (10am - 1pm).

Please contact the school to register your interest on 0191 281 0000 or

To arrange an informal discussion with the Chair of Governors, Jane Edminson, please contact the school.

Interested in applying?

A completed application form and Safe Recruitment form must be submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Monday 30 March.

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 1 April and interviews will take place on Wednesday 22 April and Thursday 23 April.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment of the successful candidate will depend on a satisfactory enhanced criminal records check form, the Disclosure and Barring Service and other recruitment and vetting


As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

30 March 2020

Apply and view further information