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  • Start date details

    Dependent on candidates availability

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14-L18 (£65,010-£71,729) (starting salary is based on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

St. Chad’s Academies Trust is transforming the futures of young children in our Church of England academies across the West Midlands. The Trust which formed in 2014 comprises of 20 (one first, one middle and 18 primary) academies, working in partnership with seven local authorities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and to nurture and promote effective system leadership within the organisation continuing to improve the life chances of the children in our care.

We are looking for an experienced, resourceful practitioner who will welcome new challenges and opportunities and who wants to proactively support the leadership of the academy to secure a positive educational outcome for all our pupils, raising their aspirations through high expectations. Working closely with our Executive Principals within the Trust you will support the drive to secure further improvements and sharing best practice within the Communities of Practice (geographical hubs) and across the Trust

As a Trust we are committed to work/life balance, continual personal development opportunities and health and wellbeing. A full and considered tailored induction and transition programme is in place to ensure your employment starts productively, welcoming you to the team.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of successful school leadership and school improvement with clear evidence of effective support to schools.

St Chad’s Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Head of School who will:

  • have leadership experience
  • a strong insight of the curriculum
  • a track record of effective teaching, learning an assessment
  • bring fresh insight and boundless energy
  • demonstrate excellent inter-personal skills
  • lead by example with high professional standards
  • motivate and empower staff to achieve excellent outcomes for our children
  • work closely with a collaborative Trust
  • promote the Christian distinctiveness of the academy
  • forge effective links with our local community

What the school offers its staff

In return you will receive:

  • full support from the Trust including dedicated specialist improvement advisers
  • regular networking across the Trust
  • support from a group of highly driven fellow Executive / Principals who look out for each other
  • a comprehensive induction and a bespoke training programme
  • wider career opportunities within the Trust
  • a proactive support offer from a central team of operational specialists/ business professionals within the education sector
  • support for your work life balance and health and well-being

Commitment to safeguarding

Mereside Church of England Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils, the successful candidate must receive a satisfactory enhanced DBS check before taking up the post. A declaration regarding spent and current convictions forms part of the application process. Online searches will be conducted prior to shortlisting and right to work checks will be completed at interview.
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About Mereside Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
378 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01743 356283

Situated in the historic town of Shrewsbury, Mereside Church of England Primary Academy is a proud member of St Chad’s Academies Trust.

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