This job expired on 16 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full-Time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Salary Scale Points 12 – 16 (£58,105 - £64,255 pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Experienced senior leader in the secondary sector.
  • Ability to challenge the quality of educations and leadership within the Trust, in order to realise our vision of providing high quality education for all.
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to positively influence all levels of the organisation.
  • Be visionary in how Secondary schools benefit from Trust collaboration.
  • A track record of raising standards.
  • Expertise in leading school improvement resulting in all learners achieving the best possible outcomes.
  • Ability to motivate others and live the shared values of Wessex.
  • Ability to ensure that all stakeholders are clear on what excellent teaching and learning looks like.
  • Experience of providing effective training which has impacted on leadership, curriculum planning and classroom teaching and excellent outcomes.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer:

  • Opportunities to be a key lead in a growing multi-academy Trust.
  • Extended Leadership opportunities, coaching and continued professional development.
  • Wider networking across the South West and with the Regional (DfE) Director.
  • Staff benefits including reduced leisure centre membership and cycle to work scheme.
  • A staff assistance programme with the specialist provider, Carefirst who provide a 24/7 free phone helpline,

or face-to-face counselling for every employee in the Wessex family.

Further details about the role

Closing date: Monday 17 April 2023 at 8am

Interview date: Monday 24 April 2023

To apply for this position, please complete a teaching staff application form, (available on our website), together with a letter of application (no more than two A4 sides) for the attention of Mr Gavin Ball (Chief Executive) detailing your experience and impact to date, what your vision would be for the post, and how your experience will enable you to deliver this. Completed applications should be returned by email to HR@wessexlearningtrust.co.uk. If you wish to visit the Central Office or discuss the role informally prior to making an application, please contact the HR team on the above email address.

The Wessex Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding young people and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff appointed will undergo online checks and be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 Wessex Learning Trust

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The Wessex Learning Trust is a leading multi-academy trust in the South West of England, offering a world class, twenty-first century education for all young people aged between two and nine-teen.

We are passionate about providing the very best education for all the children in our care. Our ambition is that every student is helped to achieve their full potential so that they can make a positive contribution to our society and realise their lifetime ambitions.

Each individual Academy in the Wessex Learning Trust is encouraged to maintain its own distinctive ethos, be at the centre of their community and raise aspirations and achievement. This is achieved in two ways: firstly, through excellent teaching to inspire curiosity, unlock talents and realise potential; and secondly, by ensuring high quality care, guidance and support that ensures the personal development and welfare of each child.

By working together, we believe we can harness the talents of all our staff, share good practice between all our Academies and share resources that enable us to concentrate on delivering excellence in education.

Arranging a visit to Wessex Learning Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@wessexlearningtrust.co.uk.

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