This job expired on 9 October 2023

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  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full or part-time considered

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status

  • Ability to act as an innovative ambassador and professional advocate for the trust, with strong credibility and the capacity and personality to build relationships with

  • Evidence of recent further professional development which supports success in this post a wide range of people

  • Significant and successful experience of working as a Headteacher or Senior leader in a Secondary or cross-phase setting and/ or as a senior school improvement position with evidence of impact on school improvement

  • Evidence of impact on raising standards and improving pupil and student outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students

  • A strong understanding and experience of the Ofsted framework and experience of rigorous self-evaluation and external review

  • Substantial and successful teaching experience and experience in curriculum development and assessment

  • Experience of delivering impactful professional development

  • Experience of growing and developing teams of experienced and future leaders

  • A track record in developing collective responsibility for the success of all learners

  • Evidence of developing research-informed practice

  • Ability to build, lead and inspire a team to plan, deliver and evaluate change

  • Ability to plan for rapid improvement strategically

  • Ability to think strategically, build, communicate and deliver a coherent vision

  • Ability to secure and report effective quality assurance

  • Ability to measure impact of strategy

  • Excellent leadership, motivational and management skills

  • Ability to accurately evaluate the work of others and provide appropriate feedback and support

  • Up to date knowledge of pedagogy and a sound understanding of research in this area

    A solid understanding of effective curriculum design, particularly in the secondary phases

    Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

    monitor and evaluate educational provision and standards using a range of strategies

    Ability to use data analysis to support school improvement

    A good understanding of and commitment to reducing workload for leaders and teachers to support retention

What the school offers its staff

Excellent bespoke professional development

  • Flexible working
  • Exceptionally well-resourced learning environment
  • A friendly and caring whole academy community
  • Employee benefits
  • An employee assistance programme and other wellbeing initiatives

Commitment to safeguarding

To be aware of and work in accordance with the Trust’s child protection policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty.
In line with our safeguarding practices, we only accept completed application forms. The successful candidate will be subject to reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure check.

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About Leading Edge Academies Partnership

Multi-academy trust
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We are currently a group of six distinct and unique schools located in beautiful coastal and island settings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are lucky to include a mix of primary and secondary schools, as well as an all-through school with boarding provision and off island bases. This diversity makes for a dynamic and varied perspective.

The Trust achieves its vision and mission through co-construction, with everyone empowered to shape the future and contribute towards our success. We do this while embracing the distinctiveness of each school and holding children at the heart of every decision we make. We put fun, happiness and caring relationships at the heart of Trust and school development and as such, are looking for like minded people to join our amazing team.

Arranging a visit to Leading Edge Academies Partnership

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vpeaker@leadingedgeacademies.org.

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