6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    6 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£75,331.00 - £83,081.00 Annually (Actual) L20 - L24

Headteacher job summary

Finch Woods Academy invites passionate and dedicated educators to apply for the position of Headteacher. As part of The Manor Hall Academy Trust, we are committed to providing exceptional education to pupils with social, emotional, mental health, and behavioural difficulties from primary to year 11. Additionally, our unique HIVE provision caters specifically to pupils with anxiety and mental health needs.

About Us: Finch Woods Academy is renowned for its commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment. Our dedicated team of staff collaborates to offer the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities, delivering a carefully planned broad and enriching curriculum. We pride ourselves on providing personalised care and support to empower every pupil to gain qualifications, develop essential social skills, and build self-confidence for a happy and fulfilling future.

Role and Responsibilities: As the Headteacher, you will work in tandem with the Executive Head to lead our dynamic team. Your role encompasses both strategic and operational aspects, requiring a proven record of creativity and solution-focused thinking. The successful candidate will possess the emotional resilience to lead by example in our challenging yet rewarding environment, serving as the ultimate role model with integrity.

Key Requirements:

          Proven track record in strategic and operational leadership

·          Demonstrated creativity and solution-focused approach

·         Emotional resilience to thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment

·         Ability to lead by example, serving as the ultimate role model

·         Commitment to The Manor Hall Academy Trust's ethos and values

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit Finch Woods Academy as part of the selection process. This unique opportunity allows candidates to immerse themselves in all areas of the school, gaining valuable insights into our ethos and daily operations.

To find out more about the school please visit https://www.finchwoodsacademy.co.uk 

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

The Selection Process will include an interview and Job-related task(s) to be held on Friday 15th December 2023. 

Manor Hall Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to Enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks, including, confirmation of appropriate qualifications and professional references.

Please also note that if you are shortlisted for the role, we will conduct an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which may indicate that you are unsuitable to work with children, and that we may want to explore with you at interview.

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About Finch Woods Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
88 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16

School location

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