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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£66,628.00 - £77,195.00 (DOE)

Pay scale

Leadership scale points L15 - L21 (DOE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to become our Head of school at Warwick Academy from September 2024. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Trust leaders, to lead this wonderful school community on the next steps of its rapid improvement journey.

In January 2023, the School had a full Ofsted inspection and received extremely positive feedback. We want to recruit staff that engage and inspire both pupils and colleagues.

Ofsted, in our 2023 stated that our school was “Good’ with the following statements:

“Warwick Academy is a friendly and welcoming school”

“Pupils are a credit to the school. They behave very well”

“Leaders have developed a strong curriculum”

We welcome applications from those with a proven track record of exceptional practice. We expect members of our leadership team to make a significant individual contribution to Warwick’s ongoing success. If you possess the qualities needed to inspire and challenge our children to achieve the very best, then we would love to hear from you.

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 is a non-profit educational charity, with over twenty years of experience in running schools in London, Essex and more recently in Northants. The Trust is made up of ten primary schools.

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

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.

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:



What the school offers its staff

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!

Further details about the role

We are incredibly proud of the school Warwick Academy 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 Mr Nicky Kingsnorth, Executive Principal for the Wellingborough Hub of schools via nicky@lionacademytrust.net

To apply and download a person specification & job description, please click follow the link:


Deadline for applications: Tuesday 21st May 2024 @ 3.00pm

Interviews to be held: Thursday 23rd May 2024

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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

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About Warwick Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
262 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Warwick Academy is an Ofsted 'Good' two -form entry primary school, situated on the Kingsway Estate - Wellingborough. Our educational philosophy is simple: we believe that challenging children to achieve academically and personally is vital in ensuring they aim high in life.

We believe all children can achieve their dreams and we aim to recognise and celebrate all talents and successes. We are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum which enables children to grow as learners so they can progress to the next stage of their educational journey successfully.

Our core values are embedded in everything we do and we ensure children feel safe and develop the essential life skills to live a happy and fulfilled life in modern Britain.

We are a committed and dedicated staff team. #TeamWarwick are determined to deliver the highest quality educational experiences for our children so that 'hand in hand we learn'.

Arranging a visit to Warwick Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kerry@lionacademytrust.net.

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