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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 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

Leadership Pay Scale 8 - 13

What skills and experience we're looking for

All members of the team employed by The Academies for Character and Excellence support and promote the Trust’s mission and vision and promote character education, which is a values-led approach. Our Trust values and ethos enable us to fulfil our mission of transformation through making a positive difference to ourselves, others and the world around us.

Job Purpose

To secure outstanding outcomes for all pupils in the Multi-Academy Trust through leadership of a single school and shared strategic leadership of the Trust Key Responsibilities To be accountable to the Executive Headteacher for:

• The learning, teaching, progress and outcomes for the pupils of the school

• The effective day-to-day management of the school including budget management and health and safety

• The effective implementation of agreed Multi-Academy Trust mission, vision, principles and policies

• Promoting and embedding the mission, vision and principles of the Multi-Academy Trust within the school

Strategy and Improvement

Anticipate and analyse changes in the external strategic environment e.g. political, social, technological, economic and environmental and apply findings to your own school improvement plans Develop an evidence-based organisational strategy, deploying critical thinking and statistical analysis, in collaboration with the local governing board Lead a successful whole-school change programme, based on research into and examples of the effective leadership of change

Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

Lead and grow excellent teaching in the school:

a. By researching the leadership of excellent teaching, nationally and internationally, including the national standards of excellence for Headteachers

b. By capitalising on the benefits of involvement in initial teacher training in terms of teaching quality (for example, through extended mentoring opportunities)

c. By developing the benefits and characteristics of blending how children learn, the development of character and a knowledge-rich curriculum

d. By researching world-class curricula to evolve further the Trust’s commitment to character education

e. By developing a range of tools and techniques to improve teaching (for example coaching and mentoring, facilitating and deploying champion teachers across the MAT, identifying and sharing best practice through the MAT’s teaching and learning toolkit)

Ensure that pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and particular needs in the Trust achieve high standards, including children in receipt of Pupil Premium, SEND, EAL and the most able pupils:

a. To draw on research of whole-school improvement strategies in relation to progress, attainment and behaviour, drawn from a range of schools, including interventions targeted at disadvantaged pupils or those with particular needs e.g. EEF’s toolkit on teaching and learning

b. To know the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for all pupils

c. To ensure that the school meets its requirements to publish a SEND information report

d. To know the best practice in planning, commissioning and monitoring alternative provision for vulnerable children, including in-school alternative provision e.g. nurture units where required

Systematically review the cumulative impact of initiatives on teacher workload and make proportionate and pragmatic demands on staff in line with the Trust policy

Leading with Impact

Distribute responsibility and accountability throughout the school to improve performance Be an inspiring leader by adapting leadership style to lead effectively in different situations e.g. in response to different stakeholders, time pressures or priorities Communicate and negotiate with different people effectively to make progress on objectives:

a. Develop techniques to gather and analyse perspectives, priorities and motivations of stakeholders

b. Conduct research into negotiation and persuasion techniques/strategies

Working in Partnership

Use different models of partnership working to improve educational provision Lead an effective partnership which brings benefits to the school and wider education system for example developing a strong relationship with the leaders across the Trust

Increasing Capability

Hold all staff to account for performance using performance management. Know statutory requirements, flexibilities and supporting guidance on setting teachers’ pay and conditions e.g. making pay recommendations to pay committee Create and sustain an environment where all staff are encouraged to develop their own knowledge and skills, and support each other Contribute to high-quality professional development within and outside of the school, beyond formal professional development programmes Anticipate potential emerging issues or gaps in the school and design strategies to fill them e.g. staff leaving, educational resources

What the school offers its staff

Our Commitment to You

Community ACE is a community of learners dedicated to achieving our common mission. You are our most valued asset. We will give you dedicated time to have your own talents developed through working with a wider team of professionals and experts.

Collaboration ACE works in collaborative partnerships to achieve the extraordinary. You are a vital part of our amazing team. We will provide a strong supportive network of teams to help you progress and inspire you to go beyond whatever you could do on your own.

Equity ACE recognises that each individual has the right to be appreciated for the added value they bring to the Trust. We will give you the right opportunities to grow and flourish in all aspects of your wellbeing, no matter what role you have in the organisation.

Uncompromising Excellence ACE is about excellence in all that we do. We can’t do it for you but we can help you do it for yourself. You will have access to membership of Trust-wide groups who ask the same question: What if…? Research and development is part of our core offer to you. Integrity We do what we say we will do. If the gloves don’t fit then we don’t wear them. Our mission and values are both the light that guides us and the standards against which we measure our successes. We will make a commitment that as a valued member of staff we will not stand in front of or behind you; instead, we will stand side by side looking ahead at what opportunities are yet to come.

Your Contribution to the Trust

Community ACE is about being part of a community of learners dedicated to providing the very best for everybody. You use your own skills, knowledge and experience to help others thrive. Your willingness to go the extra mile for others is obvious and apparent in all you do.

Collaboration ACE is a collaborative Trust where sharing talents results in innovation and improvement which ensures we can all be great together. You will share your time, enthusiasm, knowledge and resources with others. You recognise that your achievements are always reliant on others, and you will celebrate successes together.

Equity ACE is about equality, equity and inclusivity for all. Your importance to the Trust is never underestimated. You know that equity is understanding and valuing each other as individuals, no matter what the differences are. You demonstrate this through treating everyone with dignity, respect and care.

Uncompromising Excellence ACE is about excellence, but for us, this is a habit not a destination. You have high standards, expectations and a drive to be the best you can be. Today’s outcomes will be brilliant but tomorrow’s even better.

Integrity ACE is about an unrelenting desire to work towards achieving our mission. We don’t do something if it’s not the right thing to do. We are the advocates for our children and we never forget that. You do the right things and you do them right. Your decisions and actions are aligned to our vision and values and that’s what guides you. How will we Develop your Talent? We believe that everyone has a right to have their own talents recognised and developed. It is far more than just an organisational offer as it aligns us with our values of equity and uncompromising excellence.

Our Talent Management identification programme allows us to recognise talent at all stages. We offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities that allow individuals to progress even as a Headteacher.

We do this in a number of ways including: • Provision of a bespoke coaching programme

• A Talent Management central team

• Collaborative working opportunities

• Network of Teams

• In-house Leadership training and development

• Opportunities to impact across the Trust • Individual personal learning plans

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 Brixham Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
244 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
07762 859361

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