Callicroft Primary Academy is looking for an inspirational and dedicated Headteacher, who has an excellent track record of rapid school improvement. You will have strong pedagogical practice, will be committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve and will be an experienced leader able to drive the school forward into its next phase of development.
We are seeking an aspirational Headteacher capable of delivering educational excellence. The successful individual will lead by example, with a focus on supporting and developing the team on a trajectory of continuous improvement.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to build on the successes the school has already achieved, to raise standards and to work with the wider Olympus Academy Trust to embed teaching and learning practices that shape the future for the school and the children. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience and the ambition to raise the profile of our school successfully, show that they are able to maintain good relationships throughout the school community and participate fully in the life of the school.
Our school was rated ‘requires improvement’ by Ofsted in June 2017 but there has been significant progress since and a ‘good’ rating is an achievable aspiration. The successful candidate will be a true champion of best practice and inclusion, striving for the very best educational provision and will be supported by a strong, committed Leadership Team, the Trust’s Central Team and The School Improvement Committee (governance).
Detailed applications are warmly invited from interested parties who truly understand and are excited by the school’s current position and context and see the opportunity it offers the right candidate. To this end, application forms should be accompanied by a covering letter that addresses the following key areas:
• The role of Headteacher within a Multi-Academy Trust and the opportunities or challenges you envisage this presenting
• How to ensure the achievable ‘good’ judgement is reached and what role would you expect the Trust to play in supporting you?
Visits to the school and/or a Zoom call with the Trust’s executive leadership for prospective candidates are both recommended and warmly welcomed. If you have not been considering a move, why not come and visit us and find out about this great opportunity? To make arrangements for a visit please contact Matt Wall, Head of HR , using our contact us page on The Olympus Academy Trust website.
Closing date: Monday 24th January 2022 at midday
Date of Interviews: Monday 7th February and Tuesday 8th February 2022
The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo security and vetting processes appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service.
We apply our Equal Opportunities Policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. We carry out shortlisting, interviewing and selection without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age or trade union membership. Those with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements for the post will be shortlisted and will make reasonable adjustments to ensure they are not disadvantaged during the interview process. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within the Trust.
We offer the opportunity of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis for all roles including full time. We are happy to discuss flexible working from day one.
Callicroft Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.