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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L13-19: £63,430 - £73,509

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an outstanding leader who is excited to help shape the next phase of our school journey?

Owing to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governing body of Willowbrook School and Ventrus are jointly recruiting a new Headteacher, to start in September 2024. The new Headteacher will join Willowbrook at an exciting time in the school’s development, helping to shape the next phase of our journey as we transition to Ventrus Multi-Academy Trust in April 2024.

Willowbrook School is a diverse, thriving school at the heart of its community where children believe, achieve and succeed together. Our school aims to provide a transformative educational experience for all, that is based on deep knowledge, nurturing relationships and personal responsibility. We want to identify a new Headteacher who can provide strong leadership for our school community at a pivotal time for the school, continue to nurture an affirming, supportive culture and environment in which all children can thrive, and develop strong partnerships to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils.

The successful candidate:

  • Must have proven success and demonstrable whole-school impact, either as a headteacher, or in leadership and management
  • Be a calm and clear leader that demonstrates relentless positivity
  • Embed existing good practice and continue to drive improvements in curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment
  • Have a strong commitment to safeguarding and experience managing cases at their most complex level
  • Have a strong understanding of best practice in SEND
  • Be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Provide a positive and high-quality educational experience for all our children during their time with the school in a safe, positive and caring environment
  • Be innovative, determined and driven to seek improvement for the children and communities that we serve
  • Have a positive approach to school-to-school collaboration

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to lead an improving school as part of a successful Multi Academy Trust
  • Supportive and collaborative colleagues, committed to improving outcomes for its children
  • A Trust which cares about its staff and keeps the well-being of children at the heart of its work
  • The support of experienced leaders at all levels
  • Access to best practice networks within the Trust, including a Headteacher network who meet regularly as a group
  • The opportunity to support school improvement, in your areas of expertise, across the Trust
  • A highly supportive governance model

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. We can offer visits on the following dates: Friday 23rd February 9.30 or 2pm; Tuesday 27th February at 9.30; Wednesday 28th February 2pm. Please contacthr@willowbrook.devon.sch.ukto arrange a visit.

Please refer to the attached application pack, including job description.To apply for this role please submit your application online by selecting ‘Apply Now’; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

This is a permanent position working 1.0 FTE.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 4th March 2024. Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th March and Friday 8th March 2024.

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

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About Ventrus Limited

Multi-academy trust
Email address

Ventrus is a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.

Arranging a visit to Ventrus Limited

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@ventrus.org.uk.

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