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Head Teacher Maranatha Christian School Sevenhampton SN6 7SQ.

Head Teacher Required at Maranatha Christian School

Maranatha Christian School is a well-established, loving environment for children between the ages of 3-19. Having recently celebrated 25 years of God’s faithfulness, we are now seeking a professional and highly experienced Head Teacher to lead the school into an exciting new phase of growth and development.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please contact us at or for an application form.

 If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Tim Abbott, Chair of Trustees on 07789 313432.

Closing date for applications in 10th March 2017

The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. The school’s distinctive Christian ethos is at the heart of the school’s work

(Ofsted Inspector)

TLG Tendring Head Teacher.

TLG TendringHead Teacher


Starting Salary:£23,469 - £26,880

Hours:37.5 per week

Closing Date: 5pm, 19th March 2017

Location: TLG Tendring (CO13 9PW)

TLG is looking for someone with a passion to turn around the lives of disaffected young people aged 12-16. Leading our TLG Tendring Education Centre (alternative provision), the Head Teacher will be responsible for delivering exceptional educational programmes with imaginative curricula for disaffected young people, with proven skills and strategies to re-engage those on the verge of exclusion.

Working in partnership with Frinton Free Church in TLG Tendring and a number of other key stakeholders, the successful applicant will need to develop and maintain excellent links in Tendring with schools, parents, referrers, and other agencies.

The successful candidate will have excellent team and communication skills and a successful track record in leadership and management, as well as a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit For further information email or phone 01274 900380.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 27th March 2017







Emma Rowley
HR Assistant
Phone: 01274900380

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