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Elmley Castle CE First School
Elmley Castle CE First School Main Street WR10 3HS
£53380 - £71729 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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The Governing Body of Elmley Castle CE First School are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who is innovative, able to work collaboratively with strategic direction whilst keeping the children, staff and community of Elmley Castle at the forefront of planning and delivery of education. We are seeking an applicant who can build on the school’s success, and who will continue to inspire, motivate and drive the strategic direction of Elmley Castle and its highly committed and passionate team. The successful candidate should be focused on the delivery of an inclusive education and support the Christian ethos of the school in line with our visions and values.

Elmley Castle C.E. First School is a happy, caring and supportive village school, situated between Pershore and Evesham at the foot of the beautiful Bredon Hill. We welcome children into our vibrant Preschool and then from Reception through to Year 5. OFSTED (June 2022) continued to rate the school as ‘Good’ in all areas, stating “the school’s vision of creating ‘a little piece of heaven on earth’ is reflected in all aspects of school life.” Our SIAMS inspection was carried out in March 2022 and rated the school as ‘Excellent.’

The Governing Body work closely with the school and are passionate about supporting the strategic planning and direction of Elmley Castle. They strive to ensure that the school leaders feel supported whilst maintaining the purpose and requirements of school Governance. I encourage you to visit the school website at and where possible, we would love you to visit the school and see for yourself what a very special place it is; where children’s minds are engaged, their curiosity encouraged, their potential unlocked, their imagination ignited, and their lives enhanced.
Please see attached Headteacher Recruitment Pack for further details.
All applications must be made on the Worcestershire County Council application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications should be emailed to: by 4pm on Monday 4th December 2023. Late applications will not be considered. Please note that ALL applications will be acknowledged. If you do not receive acknowledgement within two working days, please contact the school office.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and 3 tour dates are available:

  • Thursday 16th November between 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 23rd November between 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 28th November between 1pm - 4.30pm

Please contact the school office for an recruitment pack and further information on or 01386 710279 to arrange your visit.

Selection day will take place on Friday 8th December 2023 with successful candidates being invited to interview on Friday 15th December 2023.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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