Head of Academy Coppice Primary Academy, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational school leader who is looking to lead Coppice Primary Academy into the next stage of its improvement and development.
The Focus-Trust is looking for an exceptional school leader with a strong drive in making a positive difference to children's lives.
Coppice Primary Academy joined the Focus Trust in September 2013. This vacancy has arisen due to the promotion of the previous Head of Academy to Executive Principal. Coppice Primary Academy is an exciting place to work with great children and an ambitious team who are always looking for the best ways to provide our children with a great education. The governing board is shared with Roundthorn Academy. Governors are strong, knowledgeable about the strengths and next steps for both academies and committed unwaveringly to setting high expectations for all our pupils. They are highly experienced in working across the two academies and have strong working practices with the senior leadership team.

Essential educational requirements

National Professional Qualification for Headteachers
Qualified Teacher Status
Graduate level qualification
Evidence of continuing and relevant professional development in school leadership and management

Essential qualifications

Our Head of Academy will have a high level of skills and knowledge in;
Major curriculum issues, current educational development and legislation.
Evidence of ambition and success for every child by setting and achieving challenging goals and targets bespoke to their needs.
A strategic approach to academy improvement and development work through building, communicating and implementing a shared vision of excellence.
Experience of leading change effectively.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in working productively with the Governing Body and its statutory duties.

Essential skills and experience

The Head of Academy will lead our teaching professionals and will be a significant role model across the academy.
The Head of Academy will work closely with the Executive Principal to ensure that the values and the ambitions of the Academy are achieved. The Head of Academy will be accountable for the education of the current and future generations of our children within our community. Their leadership will have a decisive impact on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievements in the classroom. Our Head of Academy will lead by example the professional conduct and practice of all teachers in a way that minimises unnecessary teacher workload and leaves room for high quality continuous professional development for staff. They will secure a climate for the exemplary behaviour of pupils. They will set standards and expectations for high academic standards within and beyond own school, recognising differences and respecting cultural diversity within contemporary Britain.

Employee benefits

Strong CPD opportunities
Teachers’ pension
Child care vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Strong network between schools

About Coppice Primary Academy

Burlington Avenue, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL8 1AP
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