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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary: Leadership Pay Scale Points 3-5 (£49,574 - £52,072 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications: • Degree or equivalent • QTS

Experience: • A very strong track record of impact and high performance, ideally against whole school priorities • Experience of effective middle leadership • Strong classroom teacher and primary experience • Good stakeholder engagement and management experience, including pupils, parents/carers and staff • Experience leading, motivating and supporting staff to achieve high standards

Skills, Knowledge: • Demonstrable ability to consistently meet or exceed agreed targets for pupil or school outcomes. • Ability to inspire and lead highly effectively across a whole school • Able to take account of others’ views and take people with them • Ability to think strategically - handling intellectual and practical complexity • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to express ideas in ways which make an impact and to be direct and clear • Knowledge of knowledge rich curriculum principles and design, effective pedagogy • Knowledge of effective approaches to the leadership of inclusion, behaviour, attendance and SEND

Personal qualities and attributes: • Highly ambitious for pupils • Emotional resilience - able to work effectively under pressure and receive feedback positively • Drive and determination • Strong commitment to personal development • Collaborative – seeking and sharing knowledge, support and advice with colleagues at all levels and across the school • Able to act effectively on own initiative and also take direction in a high impact way • Belief that all pupils can succeed, regardless of background or context • Belief in principles of inclusion • Belief that all pupils have an entitlement to a high-quality, academic curriculum, based on powerful knowledge • Belief that all pupils should have access to rich cultural pursuits in the arts or sport • Sense of moral responsibility

What the school offers its staff

The Inspiration Trust offers all staff a range of benefits via our ‘my lifestyle' portal. All eligible staff will have access to a range of benefits from salary sacrifice schemes and employee discounts.

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 Charles Darwin Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
409 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery is a thriving free-to-attend school in the heart of Norwich city centre. We offer an innovative curriculum that encourages children to thrive, with a strongly academic approach paired with a rich range of culture and sport.

Part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools, we have close links with the successful Jane Austen College and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

Arranging a visit to Charles Darwin Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@inspirationtrust.org.

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