10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1 January 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 August 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,304 – £48,894 (L1 – L5)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to build on the strengths of the school and the community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a forward-thinking multi-academy trust where you can lead the school’s development.

We look for a talented individual who wants to be a part of transforming education while helping to create an exceptional place for learning. To be successful, you will have:

  • Vision, commitment and high expectations, leading by example
  • Extensive experience in education and in providing strong, approachable and supportive leadership
  • Drive and passion to support our Trust values and to play an active part in developing the Trust
  • Exceptionally high expectations for all students to give them every opportunity to succeed

An established primary leader with the skill and vision to realise the huge potential of all-through education, you will take overall responsibility for the performance of the academy. To do this well, you will need to learn quickly, develop strong structures and provide clear strategic direction to the talented staff team.

What the school offers its staff

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient Trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust.

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • BHSF healthcare scheme

Further details about the role

If you would like to discuss the role or have any other queries, please call 01283 247535 and ask to speak to Rachel Carter, Office Manager.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Applying for the job

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About Richard Wakefield CofE Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
276 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01283 247535

At Richard Wakefield, we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and futures every day. At our school, you can expect an enthusiastic and talented team who are passionate about our vision: to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

Arranging a visit to Richard Wakefield CofE Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@deferrerstrust.com.

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