Headteacher required at Swaffham Church of England Junior Academy
Salary scale: L16 – 22
These are exciting times at Swaffham Junior. We are a growing school and will become a primary in September 2020. In March 2018, we secured ‘good’ following our first inspection as an academy having previously been in special measures. Ofsted said that there is ‘a culture of support and nurture for all pupils (that) permeates throughout the school,’ and that ‘pupils are making good progress from their low starting points’.
We want to accelerate into the next phase of our development and require a highly motivated and skilled individual to lead the way in a thriving community that cannot wait to work with you!
Swaffham needs someone with the:
- character to ensure that personal virtues and organisational values enhance outcomes
- passion to focus relentlessly on what’s best for pupils in their context
- initiative to promote new and innovative ideas whilst sustaining what already works
- ability to develop outstanding educational provision that results in outstanding outcomes
- willingness to understand what the team has to offer and get the best from them
- ambition to capitalise on exciting prospects for growth that will double our pupil roll
- vision to cultivate collaborative relationships with other academies in the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) whilst establishing Swaffham as a beacon of distinctiveness and excellence
You will be supported by the Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust (DNEAT). Ofsted (May 2018) reported that ‘Headteachers speak highly of the value added to their provision through becoming part of the family of Trust schools’ and that ‘vacant posts are offered not just as jobs, but as career development opportunities’ in a ‘culture of collaborative learning’.
We can therefore offer you:
- peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
- geographically focussed development opportunities within a south western hub of academies including dedicated support from a key professional
- 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 trust-wide improvement initiatives
- access to a suite of core services that enable you to focus more on leading, teaching and learning
- a research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within
- a values-led approach that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of Church academies
Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by reading our information pack and visiting our website. We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer. Please contact Jackie Purple on 01760-721831 to arrange a visit.
The post holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.
Closing date: Friday 1st February 2019
Interviews: Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March 2019
Take up post: 1st September 2019