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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    12 May 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2023

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an excellent, committed teacher with proven leadership experience?

Maybe you have some middle leadership experience but want to develop further?

Is your leadership style kind, compassionate yet intolerable of mediocrity?

Are you someone others look to for support, guidance or inspiration? (Maybe all 3!)

Have you led significant change or impacted whole school outcomes?

If you answered yes to at least three of the above, then read on…

We are looking for two ‘Core Leaders’, one to lead the lower school (EYFS & KS1) and one to lead our upper school (KS2). Alongside this, you will take the lead on either English or Maths across the school. These are significant responsibilities, including leading large staff teams and will therefore come with regular release time from class teaching responsibilities and suitable TLRs.

First and foremost, you need to be an excellent classroom practitioner who is a role model for others. Secondly, some leadership experience is necessary – either you are an exceptional leader already or you are a rough diamond that needs a bit of polishing – please see the person specification for eligibility.

After many years languishing in Special Measures, our school is in a very different place and we require the right people to take us to the next level. Ironically, the journey out of category was straightforward, however it is this next phase which can be stubborn and complex. We need people who are innovative, creative, think outside the box, pay attention to detail, have sky high expectations of themselves and others, relentless, driven, reflective, compassionate and above all…fearless!

If this sounds like the project for you then let’s have a chat on the phone or come and visit our delightful school.

Thank you

Mo Rahman


What the school offers its staff


Our vision is to be a fun and exciting centre of excellence that nurtures and inspires young minds to be fearless……and change the world! Our school is on a journey, and we have come a long way in a short space of time, come and join our team on our journey to outstanding!

We are part of the REAch2 Trust. REAch2 is the largest 'primary only' Academy Trust, unswerving in its ambition to raise attainment and achieve excellence for all pupils. We are committed to enabling individual schools to flourish with a high degree of autonomy whilst benefiting from a strong culture of support and collaboration.REAch2 is a cornerstone of sixty academies: a strong, responsible foundation providing a solid base, from which every academy can build and grow. Defined by the values of excellence, quality, delivery and standards – these features give the Trust its enduring attributes and its inherent reliability.We believe that the quality of our staff sets us apart. This is an exciting time of growth to the Trust in our mission to provide ‘Exceptional Opportunities for Learning’ for over 23,000 children.

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About Sprites Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
353 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01473 685040

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