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  • Job start date

    4 January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

To be discussed at interview

What skills and experience we're looking for

HEARTS Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a head of school at Hilltop infant school based in Wickford, Essex.

The post is a key appointment that will deliver hugely positive life chances for our pupils in their studies and personal development. The appointment provides the opportunity to join a dynamic, friendly, innovative and dedicated team.

We are looking for an outstanding, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to our academy both in and outside the classroom, and who is eager to develop their future capacity as a leader.

If you would like an informal discussion about working for HEARTS, about this role or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Louise Allbury, Trust Business Manager: l.allbury@heartsacademy.uk.

Interview Process

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted by a panel, who will match your skills/experience against the criteria in the person specification. You will be selected for an interview entirely on the contents of your application form, so please read the recruitment pack carefully before you complete your application form. Occasionally, when we receive sufficient applications to do so, the trust may close the vacancy and shortlist prior to the published closing date.

In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, they will be observed teaching, attend a panel interview and undertake in-tray tasks, details of which will be shared on the day of interview.

Application process

To apply please complete a HEARTS application form in full, CVs are not accepted. Your supporting statement should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification and Job Description.

What the school offers its staff

The HEARTS Academy Trust is an innovative employer. You will be joining a highly supportive and ambitious organisation, working alongside like-minded professionals including our CEO, deputy CEO, executive headteachers, heads of school, teaching staff, support staff, catering and caretaking teams. Each member of our team plays a pivotal role in providing our pupils with the best possible education to achieve their full potential.

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About Hilltop Infant School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
219 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7

Arranging a visit to Hilltop Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.allbury@heartsacademy.uk.

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