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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£69,970 - £81,070

Pay scale

Leadership Points 17-23

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Headteacher (AP/PRU/SEMH) - Member of the Esteem Executive Team

Locations: Derby Pride Academy, 20 Orient Way, Derby, DE24 8BY

Grade/Scale: Leadership Points 17-23 (Actual Salary £69,970-£81,070)

Start date: September 2024

Contract: Leadership

Esteem Multi Academy Trust (EMAT) is looking to appoint a permanent Headteacher at Derby Pride Academy (DPA). This is a rare but exciting opportunity to lead one of the country’s first Alternative Provision Academy Free Schools.

DPA plays a crucial role in Derby City’s strategy for SEMH/SEND, including working in partnership with local mainstream schools to reduce permanent exclusions. It is commissioned for 50 places for secondary pupils aged 11-16.

DPA was initially a standalone Free School Academy before recently opting to join Esteem MAT. During this transition and following the promotion of the previous permanent Headteacher to EMAT’s trust central team, DPA is currently led by an interim Headteacher. DPA is now ready for an innovative, outward facing and permanent Headteacher.

You will be an experienced senior leader at either Assistant, Deputy or Headteacher level. It is essential that candidates come from a background such as a pupil referral unit (PRU), short stay school or an AP Free School, rather than from a background of ‘in-house’ AP (usually within a mainstream school) or an unregistered AP. This is due to the complexities around commissioning arrangements and Ofsted requirements for registered APs.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is ready to ‘make their mark’, who leads with conviction and authority, and can drive forward transformational change. As the newly appointed Headteacher you will have the autonomy to make a real impact on DPA, which serves some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils in Derby City. You will be supported by a highly experienced and diverse trust central team, alongside a like-minded group of headteacher colleagues across the trust.

We welcome applications from experienced senior leaders with:

  • A demonstrable track record of leading good and outstanding registered AP for pupils with SEMH/wider SEND
  • A deep understanding of an ambitious academic curriculum for pupils who attend a secondary AP
  • The skills to build excellent relationships with students, staff, parents/carers, governors, and wider stakeholders.
  • The vision to embrace, lead and manage transformational change

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include: Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with Clive Lawrence, OBE (Chief Education Officer), then please email your contact details to HR@esteemmat.co.uk. To book a visit to tour the school then please contact the school directly on 01332 3496161 or via email info@derbyprideacademy.co.uk

NB: We can only host tours at DPA on the following dates/time:10amor 4pm on Tuesday 27 February and 1pm or 4pm on Tuesday 05 March. Tours will be hosted by our Chief Education Officer. Shortlisted candidates will also be able to tour the school on day 1 of interviews.

You can also find further details about the role, including how to apply, by visiting our trust website at https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant EMAT application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 07 March 2024 (23:59)

Interview dates: 25 & 26 March 2024

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Commitment to safeguarding

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Derby Pride Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
4 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
HR@esteemmat.co.uk
Phone number
01332 3496161

Derby Pride Academy works to engage and sustain learning for vulnerable and challenging young people. We work with our students to improve their attainment, behaviour, attendance, self-esteem, and confidence whilst providing skills to support development as responsible members of the community; we raise expectations and contribute to the well-being and cohesion of the community we serve.

We believe that provision based on teaching young people how to achieve in core subjects, in managing personal behaviours and in developing employability skills is vital to success.

We deliver Alternative Provision which recognises that students are all individuals with different strengths and weaknesses, acknowledging that mainstream education is not for everyone.

We provide our students with a chance to engage in education whilst they prepare to regain a mainstream school, or specialist SEN place; students may find alternative placements supported by the academy or develop a range of skills to prepare them for employment, apprenticeship or other study routes beyond 16.

Further information about our academies can be found on the websites at:

https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/
https://www.derbyprideacademy.org.uk/

Arranging a visit to Derby Pride Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@esteemmat.co.uk.

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