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Welcome to Newport Primary School. Please click on the link for an introduction and virtual tour.

Headteacher Vacancy


Full time permanent position

Salary range L11-18


Are you a nurturing leader and exceptional communicator?


Our inclusive school is looking for an exceptional and dynamic person to lead a team of passionate staff. The headteacher works with parents, governors, staff, and the wider community, to ‘Achieve Excellence Together’ and ensure all children succeed and thrive.


Our school

  • Based in Newport village in west Essex, with good access links to Cambridge and London, we are a well-established one-form entry primary school.
  • Part of a diverse village community, the school has been transformed over the last 5 years to become an inclusive mainstream school with a focus on child-led learning.
  • Embedded Trauma Perceptive Practice ensures positive relationships are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Ofsted rated ‘Good’, ‘leaders have high expectations for children across the curriculum…clear vision and direction for the school…pupil’s learning goes beyond the academic curriculum’ March 2020.


The role

The headteacher will:

  • lead, develop and support the direction, vision, values, and priorities of the school
  • continue to work in partnership with the governing body, senior leadership team and school staff, providing overall strategic leadership for the school.
  • lead and manage teaching and learning throughout the school, recognising the whole person.
  • have overall responsibility and accountability for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils within the school.
  • ensure the continuation of existing, successful initiatives, whilst leading on a clear vision for school improvement.
  • develop and evaluate the school's policies, practices, and procedures.


The ideal candidate

This appointment provides an attractive opportunity for an existing headteacher, experienced deputy / assistant headteacher or experienced senior leader.


Our website has a wealth of information which we hope will give you a flavour of our school.


We recognise the importance of visualising an opportunity when considering an application and encourage informal school visits from interested candidates. Please contact Charlotte Mortimer, School Business Manager at to book an in-person visit or request an Information Pack. We will be delighted to meet you and answer any questions you may have; tours are available week commencing 9th October 2023.


School visits during w/c 9th October.

Closing date is noon on Tuesday 17th October.

Shortlisting Tuesday 17th October.

Formal assessment day onsite on Monday 30th October.


All applications must be received by noon on 17th October; no late applications will be accepted. All applications must be through Essex School Jobs website, so please apply by clicking on this link: [insert Essex school jobs webpage]


Start date: January 2024 or when available.


Newport Primary School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.


Through safer recruitment practices, we uphold our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including obtaining of an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Further information on our approach to equal opportunities and safeguarding in recruitment is available in the Recruitment & Selection Statement, in the Information for Candidates Pack on the school website.


Please click here to apply:


Information Pack for Headteacher vacancy applicants.

Teaching Assistant 

Starting date: ASAP

Pay: Scale 3


Closing date for applications: Monday 16th October 2023

Interview date: Friday 20th October 2023


Thank you for taking an interest in this great opportunity.


Our school is an exciting place to work and learn. The children are at our heart and our staff work closely together as a pro-active, supportive team, with a can-do attitude.


We are a small primary school in the heart of the village of Newport, Essex. We are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, skilled and motivated teaching assistant.


Applications are invited from Teaching Assistants who:


  • Wish to make a difference to children’s learning
  • Are able to assist children on an individual basis but also work as a member of the team
  • Have excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues and parents
  • Can demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Can support inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all pupils feel involved with all tasks and activities
  • Under the direction of the teacher, support the school curriculum, including English and maths


You will need to be:


  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Calm and flexible in your approach to the role
  • Reliable, resilient and able to take initiative


Further details of the post:

Monday to Friday: 8.45 to 1.00pm

This is term time only plus training days.



Catering Assistant

7.5 hours per week 12.30pm until 2.00pm Monday to Friday

Pay Scale 2 Point 3 (£10.79per hour)

General kitchen duties:

· Clearing away

· Washing up

· Cleaning

· Assisting with preparation of food

· Assisting with lunchtime service

Training will be given.

We can offer you a warm welcome from everyone involved with the school, a supportive ethos with a shared commitment to teamwork.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.


To apply or for more details, please contact Charlotte Mortimer in the school office: 01799 540055