Academy Head Teacher

The Ferns Primary Academy, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9FX

This job expired on 18 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



£53,888 - £62,333 (Leadership scale L10 - L16)

Academy Head Teacher job summary

Academy Head Teacher
Required for September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Full time □ Permanent □ Leadership scale L 10- L16 (£53,888- £62,333)
with the possibility of a Recruitment and Retention allowance

The trustees of the Kite Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an experienced, outstanding, inspirational and dynamic leader to help us to build on our successes, tackle our challenges and ensure that all our learners at The Ferns Primary Academy flourish.

You will have the drive and passion to accelerate improvement at The Ferns, bringing a level of focus, precision and rigour that will have a substantial and sustained impact on the school and its reputation. Improvement will be based on an unswerving focus on teaching and learning and a strong commitment to develop the culture and ethos of the school within its community.

You will probably be an existing Headteacher with energy, creativity and resilience to embrace the challenges and rewards that leadership of this school will offer you. In return you can be assured that you will be supported by a committed staff, governors, an enhanced leadership team and dedicated Trust leaders.

The Ferns Primary Academy is a member of the Kite Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust formed in October 2015 with a shared aim of providing the very best for all of our children, families and staff in our area. Our Trust is built around our shared vision - to be a first class, inclusive, collaborative and forward-thinking family of local academies - and our ‘AIR’ values of Aspiration, Integrity & Respect. Collaboration at every level, across the Trust, is a vital element in our continuing success. Having opportunities to share the breadth of knowledge and experience of our staff ensures that we are able to provide high quality, vibrant and inspiring learning journeys for our children to enjoy.

At The Ferns, we are looking to appoint a new Academy Head Teacher with proven outstanding leadership skills, who is dynamic, resilient and has the vision to move the academy from requires improvement to good.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who:
• thrives on challenge
• will continue to nurture and motivate our hard working and committed team
• is a creative, innovative and forward-thinking educationalist with a proven track record of success in teaching, leadership and school improvement
• has experienced successful development and nurturing of high achieving teams with the instinct to empower people and encourage new ideas
• is an engaging communicator who will continue to develop strong relationships with our children, our staff, our governors, our parents and our community
• understands the principles that underpin an outstanding primary education
• is a team player, embracing the collaboration that a Trust provides through learning with and supporting other colleagues

We will offer you:
• children who are proud of their environment and keen to improve
• a hard-working and committed new team of staff
• a highly supportive and committed governing body who care very much for the school
• a strong collaborative network within the Trust and well-established relationships within the wider school community

The Ferns is a very special place. Please come and experience it for yourself, meet the Executive Head and talk through the role. We’d love to meet you!

Please contact Jan Abel on 01252 984930 Option 2 or email jan.abel@kite.academy

Closing date for applications is midday Weds 18th May 2022
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 23rd May 2022

The Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake

Additional allowances

There is the possibility of a recruitment and retention allowance

This job post has expired.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Ferns Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
141 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01252 984930

Welcome to The Ferns Primary Academy!

We’re a small primary school located in the heart of the Fernhill community in Farnborough, Hampshire. We are single form entry which means just one class per year group of learners aged between 4 and 11 (Reception to Year 6). The great thing about that is we get to know each other really well and that has helped us become the caring, nurturing community that we are. We became a Kite Academy in June of 2019 and are very excited about the many benefits this brings our school.

At The Ferns, we are a family of learners, working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children in our care. We believe learning should be fun so work hard to provide an inspiring, engaging curriculum. But, above all, we offer a supportive, encouraging environment that values effort and recognises that it is the learning journey, not just the final destination that is important. Personal and social development is recognised, valued and celebrated as much as academic achievement.

We’re very proud of our wonderful school and would love to share with you the great things that we do.

Arranging a visit to The Ferns Primary Academy

Please contact Jenny Rogers, Exec Head at The Ferns on 01276 31554 to arrange a visit or Jan Abel, HR administrator on 01252 984930 option 2

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