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Headteacher - Gosford Park School

What is the job role?

Gosford Park is a successful, diverse and vibrant school in the City of Coventry. We are a two-form entry school with Nursery provision. Our mission is to create an outstanding learning environment in which all children are encouraged to progress and achieve academic excellence. We aim to nurture every child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, social, moral and cultural development through the provision of positive experiences.

We are looking for a caring and inspirational leader, who understands our context and has the skills and commitment to take us on the next step of our journey to outstanding.

This is how our pupils and staff describe the school:

“I love all the different things you can do at Gosford Park: lessons, clubs and fun playground activities.”

“Gosford Park is an exciting place.  There is always someone to help you with anything, I love it"

“Gosford Park is an inspiring place because you learn new things every day.  It’s such a bright and happy place to be.”

“All the teachers are kind and helpful and the children are welcoming. It's great at Gosford.”

“Gosford is the best place to learn. The teachers are helpful and you can make friends really quickly! You'll never want to leave”

We can offer you:

  • A happy and friendly team, held in high esteem by parents and the wider local community.
  • Children who are well behaved, eager to learn and proud of their school.
  • A positive and creative atmosphere where purposeful learning takes place within a caring and inclusive ethos.
  • A hard working, highly skilled and enthusiastic group of dedicated staff and supportive governors.

If you believe you possess the qualities to take on this exciting challenge then the Governing Board would be delighted to hear from you. 

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Due to current coronavirus restrictions these will be out of school hours. Please contact: Frank Lamb, Business Manager, 02476223281.

Application process

Applications and a short covering letter to be sent to Helen Masefield, Quality Assurance and Standards Lead, Coventry City Council Helen.masefield@coventry.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th October at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October 2020.

We would like the successful candidate to start January 2021 or as soon as possible after that.

Gosford Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references.

Coventry City Council

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