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Due to the successful further development of Clifton CE (VC) Primary School within the Ashbourne Dove Valley Federation, and the promotion of the senior teacher to Headship, the Governors are delighted to be seeking to appoint a Head of School to start in January 2022.

Excellent standards of teaching, together with its unique village setting and good facilities make Clifton CE Primary School popular with parents and children alike.

The school promotes strong academic, sporting, creative and Christian values.  Its biggest asset is the happy, confident, successful and well behaved pupils. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to further their career in senior management working with the Executive Headteacher of the Federation.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Take responsibility for the successful running of the school with the guidance of the Executive Headteacher.

Be ambitious, committed and professional.

Foster our Christian values and enhance our church school distinctiveness.

Be an excellent teacher who is energetic, inspirational, and has a good understanding of whole school issues.

Be a team player with high quality interpersonal skills to lead, inspire, motivate and support others.

Set and achieve the highest standards in all aspects of teaching and school life.

Have a thorough understanding of curriculum and assessment and be prepared to deal with its implementation and development within the school.

Initially take on the role of SENCO with the aim of supporting another teacher in their qualification and development to take over this role.

Please contact the Executive Headteacher Jeanette Hart on 01335 342473/ 343140 to discuss further and arrange to look around.


Applications are to be made via Derbyshire County Council

The Closing date is Sunday 10th October 2021.


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Head of School - Job description

Applications for Reception places in September 2022 open on 8th November 2021 and close on 15th January 2022. For details of our Open Days, please see our poster in 'News & Events, Latest News'. We have spaces in some year groups. If you are interested in your child attending our school please phone 01335 342473 or e-mail