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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    28 February 2024

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  • Headteacher

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£71,729.00 - £81,070.00 Annually (FTE) Leadership scale, Level L18 - L24

[240202] Executive Headteacher job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a special person with the skills to work with the Trust.

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Executive Headteacher to join our team from September 2024 due to the retirement of the current Executive Headteacher after leading the schools for 13 years. The details of this opportunity are:

Post: Executive Headteacher

Locations: Drake Primary Academy, 1 Johnston Terrace Ope, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 2EN and Morice Town Primary Academy, Charlotte Street, Devonport, Plymouth, PL2 1RJ

Salary Range: Leadership scale, Level L18 £71,729 – L24 £81,070

Hours/Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to not only lead and develop two schools, but also to develop and demonstrate leadership skills within a framework of specialist provision as part of a young, ambitious, and growing Trust with inclusion and the commitment to meet need at the core of its values. The Trust, our schools, our staff, and pupils require Headteachers who are looking to be innovative, strategic and system leaders. You will help design the curriculum and have autonomy to influence the schools in the way you want to, ensuring it has the resources, staff and ability to inspire learning. Your work will be challenging and rewarding, and you will be the custodian of, and set, our strong safeguarding culture, wherein pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

About the successful candidate

We are seeking an exceptional visionary Executive Headteacher to lead our schools into a new era of excellence, driving growth and diversification while empowering vulnerable young people to thrive and fostering a thriving community. You will have:

  • A clear and compelling vision for education for young people.
  • A proven track record of success in leading and transforming schools while driving growth and diversification.
  • Exceptional leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower others.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • A passion for equity and social justice, with a commitment to creating a thriving school community that empowers young people to thrive.

Next Steps:

We would encourage you to make contact about the role, please get in touch by calling Jade Greenwood, EA to the CEO, Deputy CEO and Director of Education on 07783 124961 or email jade.greenwood@reachsouth.org. If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 31 March 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April 2024 in Plymouth

To apply: for this opportunity, click ‘apply now’ on the vacancy advert.

Our competitive offer

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and sector-leading rewards including a competitive salary plus a competitive (contributory) TPS pension scheme. Reach South also offers career progression and development opportunities, and access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits which can be found in our employee benefits brochure - Reach South Academy Trust - Employee Benefits

Reasonable interview expenses within England will be reimbursed to those who are shortlisted for the role and attend interview. Any candidate that is offered the role and does not accept will not be eligible for reimbursement of expenses.

Additionally, reasonable relocation expenses, in line with HMRC guidelines on ‘qualifying costs’ may be reimbursed up to a maximum of £8,000. Further information can be obtained on appointment of the successful candidate.

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding our Children

Reach Academy South is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all parts of the community. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important to us that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. As part of this we are 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.

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.

We’re proud of how we support our staff seeking to achieve high levels of job satisfaction for our workforce and are aware of the contribution our staff make for the children and families we deliver for and the contribution they make towards our community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Drake Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
178 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

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