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Olympic Primary, Wellingborough

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L17 - L23

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to become our Head of school at Olympic Primary school from September 2021. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Headteacher, and other trust leaders, to lead this wonderful school community on the next steps of its rapid improvement journey.

Applying for the job

Please contact kerry@lionacademytrust.net for an application pack - alternatively visit our Trust's website - www.lionacademytrust.net

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
381 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Olympic Primary

Olympic Primary is a two form entry primary school within a diverse and exciting area of Wellingborough. Since joining Lion Academy Trust, a high performing MAT, in September 2018 the school’s educational offer has been revolutionised. With a clear vision to get the simple, basic elements of education right for all children, all of the time we have developed a learning environment in which our children thrive.

We have unapologetically high standards of all staff, parents and children - after all our children only get one shot at their education and we have the responsibility to make sure it is excellent!

The Lion Academy Trust and Lion Education Trust are non-profit making educational charities, with over twenty years of experience in running schools in London, Essex and more recently in Northants. The Trusts is made up of ten primary schools.

The Trusts exist to support and assist schools to build upon their present strengths and to achieve rapid educational transformation. Our membership comprises of both traditionally sponsored academies and schools that have chosen to convert to academy status.

We have developed a bespoke CPD programme for teaching and support staff and currently deliver training at all career stages. We run a series of internal networks including NQTs, subject, EYFS, SEN and Inclusion leaders. Alongside our internal programmes we also facilitate and host licensed national programmes such as National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders and Head Teachers. We are committed to enabling our staff to be assessment proficient and strive to be the best version of themselves for our children.

Through a range of low-cost central services to our academies we achieve significant savings, which are invested back into teaching and learning. The Executives Forum, which is made up of Executive Heads, Heads of Schools and works alongside the CEO and Director of Schools as the key decision-making group for the Trusts. We have secured a number of high profile senior executive advisors who support schools with specific development projects and monitor impact outcomes.

LAT has high expectations and engages ambitious and hardworking staff and above all, happy and enthusiastic children with a thirst for learning which is ‘good or better, everyday’.

For more information on our school please visit our school website where you will find a wealth of information about our school and trust. https://www.olympicprimary.net/

To get a true insight into what it is like to be part of our school community at Olympic click here.

For more information on how we prioritise reducing staff workload, enable our staff to develop and feel successful and ensure our children receive a fantastic curriculum offer please visit our two websites:
• https://www.lionacademytrust.net/
• https://lionpathways.net/

We can offer you:
•A supportive and forward-thinking Executive Body who can support and coach your career
• Truly excellent opportunities for further professional development, through the Lion Academy Trust on your leadership journey with many rewards and opportunities
• Lively, friendly and aspirational children who are determined to make the most of their educational experience
• Dynamic and dedicated teams of teachers and support staff who want the best for the children
• Employee assistance programme to offer confidential and free support to employees and their families
• A working environment that focuses on consistency allowing school to school support within our trust to be powerful, straightforward and timesaving for our leaders
• Colleagues who share the same belief in all children deserving the best education possible - we remove barriers that get in the way of our head teachers focusing on the delivery of this!

We are incredibly proud of the school Olympic Primary has become and we are looking forward to hearing from candidates who are as passionate as we are about providing every child with the best educational offer possible.

To talk about taking your next career step with Lion Academy Trust then please contact Emily Hair, Executive Headteacher, to discuss this role: emily@lionacademytrust.net.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19th March 4pm
Interviews to be held: Friday 26th March all day

The Lion Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will require two positive references from current and previous employers. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS and medical checks.

Arranging a visit to Olympic Primary

To talk about taking your next career step with Lion Academy Trust then please contact Emily Hair, Executive Headteacher, to discuss this role. emily@lionacademytrust.net.

School location

Olympic Way, Wellingborough, NN8 3QA

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