[220126AR2] Headteacher

Stoke Damerel Primary School, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5PA

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£64,143 - £74,293 (Leadership Scale L18 - L24)

[220126AR2] Headteacher job summary

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Head Teacher with vision, drive, energy, compassion and proven leadership skills to join our team. We are particularly keen to hear from experienced Headteachers who are looking for their next challenge and want to stamp their mark in a growing Trust.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children.

All staff within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best staff are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy.
The details of this opportunity are:

Post: Head Teacher
Location: Stoke Damerel Primary Academy, Collingwood Road, Stoke, Plymouth PL15PA
Salary Range: Leadership Scale L18 – L24 £64,143 to £74,293 per annum, dependent on experience, and qualification
Hours/Contract: Full time, Permanent,
Start Date: January 2023 (earlier start possible)

Overview of the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust for a talented and exceptional Head Teacher to join our team from January 2023.

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Head Teacher with vision, drive, energy, compassion and proven leadership skills.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children.

All staff within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best staff are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy.
In addition to the Conditions of Employment for Headteachers laid down in the most recent version of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document the post holder will:

• Work with Governors (individual and collective), provide strategic leadership and hold overall accountability for direction, standards achieved and quality of education within Academies.
• Provide leadership and management which enables the Academies to give every pupil high quality education and which promotes the highest possible standards of achievement and well-being.
• Secure the long-term success of the Academy by maximising the skills and re-sources held across the school and Trust.
• Build system-wide leadership capacity at all levels within the School; through actively developing strategic governance, staffing structures and roles and responsibilities.
• Carry out their professional duties in accordance with and subject to the National Conditions of Employment for Head Teacher and relevant education and employment legislation. They will endeavour at all times to meet the Department for Education's National Standards of Excellence for Head Teacher.

About the successful candidate
You will be someone who feels an affinity with our values and our vision seeking a core purpose of delivering for our students and communities. You will have an impressive track record of school improvement with excellent leadership skills and the credibility to motivate and empower others.

You will have a clear vision for school improvement and the ability to challenge robustly and constructively alongside the knowledge to facilitate success for both pupils and staff.

Other skills, knowledge and experience we look for include:

• Qualified Teacher Status with a successful NQT year completed
• Degree or equivalent qualification
• National Professional Qualification of Headship (completed or working towards this academic year)

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

Next Steps:
If you have any queries about this role, please get in touch by Jade Greenwood, Executive Assistant to CEO, Deputy CEO and Director of Education on 07783 124961 or email at jade.greenwood@reachsouth.org If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

To apply: All applications to be made directly through TES by following the link below

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/-220126ar2-headteacher-collingwood-road-stoke-plymouth-pl15pa-1594498

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 10 July 2022 - midnight
Interview Date: Interviews are proposed to be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2022

For more information about Reach South please visit our website at:
• Home | Reach South: https://www.reachsouth.org/
For more information about the School please visit the School website at
• Home | Stoke Damerel Primary School (sdps.co.uk): https://www.sdps.co.uk/

Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees or promoted employees.

Applying for the job

If you have any queries about this role, please get in touch by Jade Greenwood, Executive Assistant to CEO, Deputy CEO and Director of Education on 07783 124961 or email at jade.greenwood@reachsouth.org.

To apply: All applications to be made directly through TES by following the link below

https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/-220126ar2-headteacher-collingwood-road-stoke-plymouth-pl15pa-1594498

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 10 July 2022 - midnight
Interview Date: Interviews are proposed to be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2022

For more information about Reach South please visit our website at:
Home | Reach South: https://www.reachsouth.org/
For more information about the School please visit the School website at
Home | Stoke Damerel Primary School (sdps.co.uk): https://www.sdps.co.uk/

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About Stoke Damerel Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
391 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
07759365064

At Stoke Damerel Academy our motto is Dream Big, Achieve Together. What does this mean for our children? It means that as a school we have a clear aim and intention to provide an education that enables each child to dream of their own unique, possible future. Dream Big means that we seek to provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for children to discover their potential. The children at our school consistently exemplify the words Achieve Together; they show time and again that they care for and support each other.

Our core school values are to help our pupils become well-rounded, ambitious children who strive to reach their potential through the exciting opportunities and experiences we provide. We teach our children to develop life skills such as resilience, resourcefulness, relationships, reflectiveness and risk taking to achieve success in learning. The Academy has a PAN of 420.

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