Head of School

Paxman Academy, Colchester, CO2 9DB

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L22-L26

Head of School job summary

Paxman Academy

Head of School

Pay Range: Leadership £70,745 - £78,025 (Point 22 – 26)

Start Date: January 2022

The Role

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic Head of School who is committed to achieving the highest possible standards and leads in line with the Trust's and school's vision, mission and values.

Working closely with the Executive Headteacher, senior leadership and wider school staff, you will support the overall strategic leadership for the school with responsibility for delegated areas of the internal organisation, management and control of the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school ensuring all agreed policies and procedures are followed.
  • Work with the Executive Headteacher to set appropriate priorities for expenditure, allocation of funds and effective administration and control.
  • Present a coherent and accurate account of the school’s performance in a form appropriate to the range of audiences, including governors, the LA, the local community, OFSTED and others to enable them to play their part effectively.
  • Maintain a school environment and pastoral programme in which the needs and values of individual students are recognised and to implement a fully enriched PSHEE programme incorporating British Values and which also contributes positively towards students spiritual, social, cultural and moral development.
  • Work with the Executive Headteacher and the LGC, for the appointment of teaching and non- teaching staff and all related personnel issues.

(Full details of the school and role can be found in the attached Candidate Pack, Job Outline and Person Specification).

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Paxman Academy?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please apply by via The Sigma Trust website.

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV’s and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Monday, 3rd October 2022

Shortlisting will take place w/c 3rd October 2022

Interviewing will take place w/c 17th October 2022

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision ‘To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts’, where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Paxman Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
538 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01255 750913

Paxman Academy

Head of School

Pay Range: Leadership £70,745 - £78,025 (Point 22 – 26)

Start Date: January 2022

School location

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