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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible, and in agreement with the successful candidate.

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 January 2024

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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

Waterton Academy Trust and Cherry Tree Academy are looking to appoint an exceptional leader to the post of Deputy Headteacher. This position plays a critical role in supporting the Headteacher, working alongside a team of committed and talented staff, to ensure that every pupil is successful in their learning.

Cherry Tree Academy is currently on an exciting school improvement journey. Every member of our team, along with all our stakeholders, is firmly committed to providing high-quality education for all pupils. Our ambition is to ensure that every pupil receives an excellent education and goes on to achieve their full potential whilst developing a sense of belonging to our school community and family of schools.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dedicated and inspirational individual - someone who will build on current achievements and the existing positive school culture, whilst offering a compelling and challenging vision for further future success.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in shaping and delivering the next phase of improvement, as the school continues its journey ‘to good’.

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who will:

  • Be an exemplary and inspirational classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards and developing a culture of excellence.
  • Be evidence informed in their approach to all aspects of primary school leadership.
  • Be unrelentingly ambitious for the school, its pupils, its staff and the wider community.
  • Have experience of leading change, having implemented and embedded sustainable curriculum and/or inclusion projects and having assessed their impact.
  • Have experience of mentoring and/or coaching colleagues at different stages in their career.
  • Be a strategic thinker with the ability to show resilience.
  • Be a champion for inclusion, safeguarding and diversity.
  • Be a skilled communicator capable of developing effective professional relationships and creating partnerships as a system leader.
  • Be a positive team player who wholeheartedly promotes the values and ethos of the school and Waterton Academy Trust.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • Mentorship and support from an experienced and inspirational Headteacher, and the opportunity to work with an active and engaged Governing Body (Academy Standards Committee).
  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional, hardworking and motivated team of teachers and support staff committed to developing and raising standards.
  • Access to professional development and support from a wide network of colleagues within Waterton Academy Trust, including a team of skilled school improvement professionals. This would include a tailored CPD package designed to support you in your role and in your future career aspirations.
  • A firm commitment to your continuing professional development, including opportunities to collaborate and contribute within the trust and the broader education system.
  • A positive school community with a strong focus on staff and pupil wellbeing.
  • Motivated and engaged pupils who are keen to learn.
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing package, prioritising your physical and mental health through SAS.
  • An attractive pension scheme, ensuring your future financial security.
  • Access to cycle to work scheme, promoting a healthy and eco-friendly commute.

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safer recruitment processes are followed which all applicants will be subject to. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidate and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to interview.
The Trust is committed in ensuring that all employees and applicants are treated equally and fairly.

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About Cherry Tree Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
257 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01977 704138

Arranging a visit to Cherry Tree Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cherrytreeoffice@watertonacademytrust.org.

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