Head of Primary School

Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0JQ

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    27 April 2022

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Leadership Scale L16-20

Head of Primary School job summary

Vacancy Advertisement

Vacancy Reference TCAT001127
Vacant Position Head of Primary School - Penshurst Primary School
Pay Scale L16-20

The Vacancy
We are looking to appoint a new colleague with the strategic vision necessary to help us in our quest for the continual improvement of our school. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Senior Leader with a proven track record of school improvement and extensive knowledge of the current educational agenda, to lead the development of Penshurst Primary School. For experienced or emerging leaders, the post offers an excellent opportunity for development. The role is to commence in September 2022.

The Academy
At Hessle Academy, we think our learners are extraordinary. Each year they achieve outcomes that are consistently above the national average while regularly dazzling us with their talents in the Arts and Sport.

We couldn’t achieve this without our staff – our greatest asset. They are talented, professional, immensely dedicated to the success of our learners and committed to their own professional development.

At Hessle Academy, we value our staff and take their wellbeing seriously, with a commitment to reducing workload over the next three years, an annual staff Wellbeing Day and an active staff social committee. Consequently, Ofsted (September 2018) noted that, ‘morale is high’.

As one of the schools in The Consortium Academy Trust, we offer significant career development opportunities for our staff and we expect your commitment in return. We think our learners deserve it.

The Candidate
This is an exciting time for an exceptional, ambitious and inspiring teacher and leader to join to team. You will have a proven track record of success, achieved through high expectations and inspirational, innovative practice. You will be an excellent communicator who has the drive, the enthusiasm, the energy and the team working skills to be part of the leadership team that will take our Academy forward.

This post is ideal for dynamic leaders and keen collaborators who want to develop their careers. The successful candidate will have exceptional professional development opportunities.

The Application Process
If you would like to find out more about a career at Hessle Academy and for full details of the vacant post, please view the ‘Working with us’ section on our website http://hessleacademy.ovw10.devwebsite.co.uk/page/?title=Working+with+Us&pid=8
alternatively please contact our us at recruitment@hessleacademy.com or 01482 648604.

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About Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1748 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number
01482 648604

The Hessle Academy is one of only 170 all-through schools in the country providing education and support for learners aged 3-19. The Academy comprises Hessle High School and Sixth Form College and Penshurst Primary School.

The Hessle Academy is a member of The Consortium Academy Trust, a fast-growing Multi-Academy Trust, formed in 2017. The Academy, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, primarily serves the East Riding town of Hessle and some parts of West Hull. Smaller groups of learners are drawn into the secondary phase from the neighbouring small towns and villages of East Yorkshire as well as from Barton, in North Lincolnshire. Proximity to the M62 ensures easy access to the motorway network and other major cities in Yorkshire and beyond.

The Hessle Academy is a good and ambitious school. This was recognised by Ofsted in our most recent inspection in September 2018, when the achievement of learners, quality of teaching, behaviour and personal development of learners, leadership and management were all judged to be good. In recent years, outcomes for learners have been consistently above average in terms of attainment and the school is a disciplined and well-organised environment. We have high standards of school dress and have clear expectations on punctuality, attendance and behaviour. Our learners are positive and respond well in all aspects of school life.

The school is a hub of learning with enthusiastic and engaged children who demonstrate a real passion for both work and play.

Penshurst Primary is a larger-than-average school with two/three teaching groups in each year and is heavily over-subscribed. In 2021, 145 applications were received for 70 places into the reception year. The school also offers a nursery which is equally popular with parents. The school occupies a traditional yet extremely attractive series of buildings which are at the heart of the local community set in extensive grounds.

Historically, Hessle High School was a split-site school, however, in January 2016 we took possession of our new single site school. Staff and students alike are now enjoying the benefits of high-quality accommodation, equipped with the latest technology and specialist facilities that are among the best in the region. The Hessle High School and Sixth Form College is set in attractive grounds, located on Heads Lane, with excellent views down the River Humber and across the spectacular Humber Bridge.

The Sixth Form College is focussed on providing high quality teaching and care to secure the best achievement and outcomes for all. As a school, we have a long history of partnership working in this area, being a part of ‘The Consortium’, a widely recognised successful sixth form partnership with two other local Academies. Students are able to study at Hessle as well as having the option to study subjects at either of the other Consortium Academies.

The Sixth Form is based in the historic Tranby House, a Grade II listed building that was fully refurbished and brought back to its former splendour in our recent renovation. Tranby House now comprises a Sixth Form social area and catering facilities as well as extensive study facilities. Sixth Form students play a full role in the life of the school, but equally will continue to enjoy the advantages of this dedicated provision.

The Academy prides itself on the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to our learners. Annually, learners take part in over 300 teams, clubs, and events.

Staff are extremely dedicated to maximising the potential of the children in their care. Many have worked at the school for many years and have sent their own children to the Academy. The atmosphere is supportive and friendly, many visitors and staff often remark that 'it feels like an extended family'.

Staff are highly motivated, morale is high and, in regular wellbeing surveys, staff comment that leaders take their wellbeing seriously and have actively improved work/life balance.

The Hessle Academy enjoys an excellent reputation amongst the local community and is a popular choice amongst parents. During our recent Ofsted inspection, a response to the Parent Survey commented that;

“All the staff from the headteacher to the caretaker seem to genuinely care for the children from a pastoral care and academic point of view”.

Arranging a visit to Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School

Call 01482 648604 and ask for Sarah Greenley to organise a school tour.

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