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  • Job start date

    22 August 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership scale point 12-18

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Trust is seeking to appoint a proven leader of learning who can demonstrate the impact of their leadership on pupils and staff and is passionate about teaching and learning. Being able to identify, support and develop talent is crucial to the succession planning of the Trust and forms an important part of the role. You will have proven experience of being able to motivate and inspire staff and to think outside of the box when planning and problem solving. It is essential that you are an excellent teaching practitioner and have strong experience of teaching in Key Stage 2. With curriculum development and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning being held in such importance within the Trust, you will ideally be able to demonstrate confidence in these areas, which will be reflected in your personal ethos for learning and in your experience. You will have an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and of the current educational landscape post pandemic and the challenges this may present.

Whilst we are seeking to appoint a proven leader with significant leadership experience, there is no blueprint of where and how that experience will have been gained. Appointing the right candidate, who is fully committed to our vision and values and will fit into our friendly team, is of greater importance than the particular job title or type of experience that candidates present. It will also be vital that the successful candidate can work independently, lead through example and has a good understanding of their role in developing the leadership expertise in those they line manage. It is crucial that you are able to demonstrate the impact of your leadership on pupil learning and are as excited about the future development of the school and the Trust as we are.

What the school offers its staff

Odyssey Educational Trust aims to provide the best standards of education and personal development for the children and families we serve. In line with its vision statement, the Trust is fully committed to high standards of education in all areas and puts as much emphasis on the social, emotional, spiritual and physical development of its children as it does on their academic achievements. Staff and pupil wellbeing remains one of four key priorities for the Trust as it grows and develops. It is essential that the appointed person is wholly committed to our expectation of excellence and to the Trust's vision for teaching and learning. We are looking for an experienced and inspiring leader who is able to demonstrate the key aspects of the school's vision in their day to day practice, as well as providing strong leadership in their work with children, staff, parents and the community.

The trust is entering an exciting phase of its development and the successful candidate will be ideally placed in a unique position in which to progress their career; through working with an experienced Executive Head in an Outstanding school with the opportunity to work beyond the Junior School in close partnership with our Infant Academy. Humberstone Junior Academy also provides school to school support and is recognised both locally and nationally as a centre of excellence in English, you will have the opportunity to both contribute to and develop our programme of professional learning and external school support. Leaders across the Trust model the strong culture of teamwork and support each other generously with time and resources. Our model would allow the right candidate to make the step up into the Head of School role knowing that there is excellent day to day support, should it be needed, while they are developing confidence within the role

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Humberstone Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
352 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
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Humberstone Junior Academy is a vibrant and creative community of learners whose strong ethic of excellence is the foundation for all that we do. Humberstone Junior Academy is a place where great achievements and magical experiences happen daily. We believe that there are no limits to what can be achieved by our bright and motivated children and our curriculum is designed to produce excellent outcomes and independent thinkers and learners. Our staff are skilled and committed professionals who care passionately about children’s learning and are always willing to go the extra mile to support a pupil.

Arranging a visit to Humberstone Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@odysseyeducationaltrust.co.uk.

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