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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership pay scale L18-L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a Head of School who will ensure the smooth day to day running of the academy. Reporting directly to the CEO, your core responsibilities will be to:

  • Work with the CEO to implement the strategic vision for the academy within its community and work with the above and Trust partners to analyse and plan for the future.
  • Be accountable for the efficiency and effectiveness of the academy and to engage in the systematic and rigorous self-evaluation of the work of the academy, collecting and using a rich set of data to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the academy.
  • Contribute to a dialogue that builds partnerships and community consensus on values, beliefs and shared responsibilities; to listen to, reflect and act on community feedback and build and maintain effective relationships with parents, carers, partners and the community that enhance the education of all pupils.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the academy to meet specific objectives.
  • Take the lead role within the academy to motivate, support, challenge, and develop individuals and teams; foster an open, fair, equitable culture, treating people with dignity and respect to create and maintain a positive culture.

Work with the CEO and take the lead role within the academy to secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the academy, to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of pupils' achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement

What the school offers its staff

Pictor Academy is an outstanding school held in high regard locally and nationally. The school is for children aged 2 - 11 with special educational needs from various conditions. A large proportion of the population are children with autism. This means that they have difficulties communicating and interacting with others. They will also have difficulties with play and imagination.

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 Pictor Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
School size
127 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0161 532 3252

Pictor Academy is one of Trafford’s three Primary Specialist schools. Catering for pupils in the south of the borough and a small number from neighboring local authorities. The majority of pupils attending Pictor have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC), but we also provide assessment places, usually for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pictor provides specialist support for learners who have identified needs that may be complex and significant in the areas of cognition and learning. Many of our pupils have additional complex needs with associated difficulties in the areas of communication and interaction, social interaction, and sensory processing. Some may have a diagnosis e.g. Autism, Down Syndrome. In addition, pupils may have sensory or physical difficulties e.g. visual and hearing impairments. Pictor Academy is an outstanding school (Ofsted February 2019), and we pride ourselves on ‘achievement for all and enjoyment in learning for life’.

Arranging a visit to Pictor Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email LydiaRiley@thesovereigntrust.uk.

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