Head of School - Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy

Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7NW

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

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Salary Scale L1-5 £42,195 - £47,032 (depending upon experience)

Head of School - Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated, positive, and enthusiastic individual to be Head of School at Colkirk Primary Academy.

Have faith, flourish and fly high’

For our Academy the successful candidate will lead the school on a day-to-day basis. This will be a class-based role teaching in the mornings and being non-class based in the afternoon. They will be supported and challenged by the Executive Headteacher to lead their team in creating the best possible learning environment that allows all the children to be the best that they can be. These are exciting times as we create a new leadership structure within the schools and across the Federation and the successful candidate will become part of the Federation Senior Leadership Team and help to drive the future vision for the school and the Federation.

We are looking for someone who:

Has previous experience of a senior leadership role within a school, ideally at Deputy Head or similar level
Has experience of driving projects forward and can demonstrate where this has happened successfully
Uses positive behaviour management strategies
Has a desire to enable every child to succeed regardless of the needs or abilities
Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills at all levels
Is a skilled communicator and decision-maker who can lead in complex situations
Is a good motivator
Works under their own initiative
Demonstrates a mature and considered approach to problem solving.

We can offer:

A welcoming, caring school full of adults who go above and beyond for our children
Children who are determined to do their absolute best at every opportunity regardless of any barriers and are excited and enthused by their learning.
A Federation that works as a team
A welcoming, supportive, and active Governing Body
Parents/carers and families who want to be actively involved in their child’s education
A supportive Trust who offers high quality professional development opportunities.

Interview date – Tuesday 24th May
Role based at Colkirk, but the position may require travel between all three sites.

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children, through its policies, practice, and monitoring procedures. Any applicant wishing to work around children can expect to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
54 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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The present school dates back to the 1847. Since then many additions have happened including new classrooms and remodelling of the interior and grounds of the school to make it modern and appealing.

We admit children from Colkirk, Oxwick, Pudding Norton and Fakenham.

We have links with our local preschool Colkirk Preschool and also take children from Ladybirds, Little Angels and Fakenham Children’s Day Care Centre. We also have a link with the Children's Centre in Fakenham.

In September 2014, the school entered into a Federation agreement with Sculthorpe CE VA Primary and West Raynham CE VA Primary Schools (forming the Unity Federation of Church Schools). Little Snoring Community Primary Academy also joined the Federation in August 2018.

All schools are managed by one Executive Headteacher. Mr C Allen divides his time between the two schools. Each school has Head of School; this person is in charge when Mr Allen is off-site.

Arranging a visit to Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy

email: businessmanager@sculthorpe.norfolk.sch.uk

to arrange a visit to the school or discuss the role further.

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