This job expired on 10 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 April 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


Pay scale

L16 to L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

- We are looking to appoint a Headteacher with substantial experience in leading curriculum improvements across the primary phase, and with a keen understanding of what it takes to embed success.

- A demonstrable track record of significant impact in aspects of school leadership at scale across subjects, phases, or the whole school.

- The desire to inspire, enhance and shape current leaders’ professional ability in raising outcomes academically and personally, for all children.

- Have substantive areas of personal and professional expertise in order to lead aspects of this provision across the Trust.

- Share the values and vision of the academy and trust.

What the school offers its staff

- A workplace where all staff are valued as shown in the staff charter TVED Staff Charter

- A passionate, enthusiastic, and supportive Leadership Team within the academy and across the Trust with a commitment to coaching professional development.

- Trust specialisms in SEND & Inclusion, Arts & Culture, Social Justice & Equity, Business Industry & Enterprise

-Career enhancement opportunities within areas of interest as well as supporting ongoing professional development and training specific to job role.

- Free access to the Trust’s Wellbeing offer, which includes counselling, access to GP, mindfulness and so much more.

- Free parking

- Enrolment into the Teachers’ pension scheme

Further details about the role

The successful candidate will be the Headteacher of Dormanstown Primary Academy and part of the strategic lead in the Redcar based academies hub, as well as part of Tees Valley Education Trust. Following the retirement of the existing Executive Headteacher, and an Ofsted outcome that moved the academy to Good, this is a school that is ready for the next phase in its drive towards excellence.

The appointed Headteacher will, therefore, work alongside a staff team, who are ambitious for the future of the academy, its’ children, and the community. In addition, they will also have an opportunity to work across the Trust delivering improvement in an area of thier expertise, which should be stated in the application.

TVED is a forward-thinking trust working locally, regionally, and nationally to improve the life chances of all our children and those beyond our borders, alongside impacting positively on the profession. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to play a key part in these collaborations at an academy and Trust level, in order to drive forward our mission.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding requirements for the role:
Tees Valley Education Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and, therefore, all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as “spent” must be declared. The Trust’s Recruitment of Ex-Offender policy can be requested or visit the Trust’s website.

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About Dormanstown Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
262 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Dormanstown Primary Academy Information
Dormanstown Primary Academy is an inclusive thriving learning community of 270 pupils aged 3-11. Our context is challenging, serving an area of socio-economic deprivation with a high proportion of children who are eligible for pupil premium. Within our provision, we have 35 High Needs places for children with complex learning needs from across Redcar & Cleveland.
Our children are entitled to an excellent education; we ensure children have the essential knowledge, learning dispositions and key values to embrace the opportunities and challenges they encounter to go out into the world and make a difference to their own lives and that of others. We achieve this through expert teaching routed in cognitive science and underpinned by:
 A positive climate and routines for learning
 A well-sequenced, knowledge rich curriculum
 Planning for learning rather than performance
 Responsive teaching and effective feedback approaches
 Explicit teaching to extend and enrich vocabulary learning to address language development and the word gap
 A commitment to continual development by all staff
We have a shared understanding that ‘Learning is a persistent change in the long-term memory’. Using Trust plans as a starting point, teachers at Dormanstown plan clear sequences of learning which address and activate prior knowledge, introduce new knowledge in granular steps and make meaningful connections between old and new learning. This includes how to use spaced retrieval to ensure information is regularly revisited to enable the information to move from the working to the long term memory.
Our responsive teaching approach to feedback ensures we are constantly consulting and co-constructing learning with our pupils. Pupils are encouraged to be independent and teacher’s assessment for learning is pivotal in this process.
The recent relaunch of our school logo in collaboration with our whole community ensures our children display learning behaviours underpinned by our core values: ‘aspiration, inspiration, collaboration and celebration’, creating a nurturing environment that enables children to be successful learners.
Our children have excellent learning behaviours, are eager to learn and are supported by a team of hard-working and dedicated staff. The children of Dormanstown Primary are happy learners, who work hard to reach the challenges set by their teachers.
We work as part of Tees Valley Education, a Trust that has been operating since September 2015. We work very closely with our partner academies: Brambles, Pennyman, Wilton and Discovery. This gives us the opportunity to develop best practice and deliver improved outcomes for our children. It also allows us to ensure that all our staff receive high quality CPD to support them in achieving their professional goals.
Our vision for Dormanstown is ambitious, and presents a significant challenge, but we are already a long way into this journey. With inspirational pupils who share a love of learning, a passionate staff team and the resources of the Tees Valley Education Trust professionals, we ensure that our children set aspirational goals, inspire one another, collaborate and celebrate together.
Please visit our website for further information dormanstown.teesvalleyeducation.co.uk

Arranging a visit to Dormanstown Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lucy.simpson@tved.org.uk.

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