King Edward Primary School and Nursery Excitement + Determination = Success


Head Teacher – King Edward Primary School

Required for September 2024

NOR: 430 + (Group 3)

Leadership Points 18 – 24


Our dedicated and well respected Headteacher is retiring at the end of this academic year. King Edward Primary School is seeking an inspirational, enthusiastic leader with drive, ambition and high standards to build on our successes and achievements. This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to continue making a difference to our whole school community. We are excited that we will soon become a member school of Transform Trust which brings with it even greater opportunities for professional development and support.


King Edward is a large Primary School in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire close to all the local attractions and amenities. We have very strong ties with the wider Mansfield community and are fortunate to have a governing body that are incredibly supportive and experienced.


The school has undergone large scale refurbishments and extension of buildings, most recently in 2017, to accommodate increasing pupil numbers. In 2023, the first satellite school was opened at King Edward.

If you lead with integrity, are empathetic and can motivate all within the school community we would love to hear from you.


We are looking for a headteacher who will:

  • Be an ambitious and inspirational leader, able to motivate and empower staff and children to achieve their full potential.
  • Have ambition for all children to achieve the highest standards
  • Be committed to children enjoying and engaged in their learning whilst being challenged
  • Be an excellent teacher with the abilities to ensure these standards are replicated throughout the school
  • Have experience of leading people, developing their expertise and holding to account
  • Have proven senior leadership experience within a primary school.
  • Lead with honesty and integrity.
  • Communicate confidently with all members of the school community


We offer:

  • The opportunity to be innovative in supporting school improvement and to continue to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils.
  • A large, well-attended school and site where further opportunities are definitely possible.
  • Being part of a fast growing, well respected and highly effective Multi Academy Trust, that embraces each individual member schools’ identity and staff groups.
  • A happy, supportive and inclusive school community led by a senior leadership team committed to maintaining the wellbeing of its children and adults
  • Respectful, well behaved children who care for one another and have high aspirations.
  • The opportunity to become an ambassador for our school whilst enhancing your skills.


Being part of Transform Trust means that you will have access to the following:

  • Peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
  • The security of working in a climate of shared accountability
  • Investment in your professional development and future career
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and
  • Access to a range of core services that enable you to focus on leading, teaching and learning.


How to apply:

Equality and diversity matter to us.  If you think you’d be suited to one of our roles we’d love to hear from you regardless of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexuality.

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and as such anyone who is registered disabled and meets the essential person specification criteria will be shortlisted for interview.

Please complete the online application form which you will find on the Transform Trust website

Please ensure that you follow the instructions within the application form and ensure that there are no gaps in your education or employment history that are not accounted for.

Closing date: Monday 4th March at 12.00 noon. Shortlisting on Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Interviews: Monday 18th March 2024

For an informal discussion please contact chair of governors Phee Smith on

Should you wish to arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office on 01623 472215



Transform Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to safer recruitment procedures and pre-employment background checks, including satisfactory references, medical, Enhanced DBS with children’s barred list clearance, online and social media checks and completion of relevant safeguarding training including Safeguarding Children in Education.

All school roles are classed as regulated activity and as such, it is an offence to apply to for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.