Glebelands Primary Academy, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6EZ

This job expired on 7 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2022

Job details

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Contract type



Salary L18 – L24 leadership scale

Headteacher job summary

Headteacher Vacancy

Do you believe that children can do amazing things and it’s our job to help make this potential a reality? That with an outstanding education, every child has the freedom to choose their own future? If the answer is yes, this is the job for you.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust are looking to recruit an exceptional leader who has an outstanding record of demanding and delivering the very best from everyone in their school. You will have an insatiable appetite for achieving excellence in learning for every child.
What you'll need to succeed

This headteacher vacancy presents the right individual with a significant opportunity to make their mark. Glebelands Primary Academy is based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. The existing Headteacher is retiring so we are looking to recruit a person who:

• is ambitious for the school and all its children
• loves working with children and passionately believes in the power of education to shape children’s lives
• can empathise with the school’s/Trust’s ethos and knows how to embed this into the learning environment and build an inclusive sense of community
• is at the forefront of educational thinking regarding teaching and leader
• a skilful leader, able to think strategically to achieve best outcomes for the school and its pupils
• combines an excellent track record of classroom and management experience with evidence of continued professional development
• can nurture, challenge and encourage staff, recognising and utilising the strengths within the team, facilitating collaborative working, high quality CPD
• recognises the importance of experiential learning opportunities to inspire pupils’ and enrich their educational experience
• has strong interpersonal skills and communicates effectively both inside and outside the school
• recognises the school’s position within the wider community and is able to communicate our vision to it and all stakeholders.
• can work actively with the Trust on Trust level activities to build on and develop the Trust as well as the school.
This is an exciting challenge for a visionary leader and educationalist to build on the school’s existing strengths.

The successful candidate will meet the person specification. Please note that the listed criteria will form the basis of the selection process. Applicants should address all elements of the Person Specification, indicating experience and where appropriate citing supporting examples within their application.
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Full-time
Salary Range Salary L18 – L24 leadership scale
Start 1st September 2022
Closing date Midday on 7th February 2022
Interviews w/c 21st February 2022

Terms and Conditions
The employer for this post is The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust.
The post will be based at Glebelands Primary Academy in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire however this post requires the ability to travel and work directly with academies on occasions.

To apply please submit a completed application form and a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position to pa@diamondlearningtrust.com
Job description and application forms are available on our website: http://www.diamondlearningtrust.com/

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Glebelands Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
403 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01480 277490

Working within the DLPT

As a Headteacher, we will offer you the following:
• A welcoming, inclusive school and Trust with a strong ethos and sense of community.
• The opportunity to work with children who are happy, enthusiastic about learning, inquisitive, engaged and confident.
• Strong cross phase links and opportunities to build relationships with other primary schools both inside and outside the Trust.
• A strong, supportive and experienced local board.
• Staff who are totally committed to the school and its pupils and keen to continue to drive the school on an upward trajectory.
• Work as part of a dynamic group of schools across The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust.
• We try to ensure that you do not have the loneliest job in the school. You are never alone, we offer all Headteachers a mentor in addition to the Executive Team who are only a call away for advice and support.
• Lead practitioners to develop your teaching practice within school.
• We offer remote meetings to save on travel and time.
• We hold virtual meetings with all heads in the trust to share concerns, successes and news.

Further benefits include:

• Access to high quality professional development as part of the School Development Programme (The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust).
• Centrally-run services that reduce the time-consuming administrative tasks so teachers can concentrate on educational performance.
• Induction to the school and the role.
• Opportunities to train/work with other schools within the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust to share best practice and resources.

If you share our passion for raising aspirations and increasing children’s life chances through education, and if you believe that you have the skills and expertise to make a significant contribution to the life and work of Glebelands Primary Academy, we do hope you will consider applying to join us in this role.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust

There are 13 primary schools within the Trust and 1 senior school. There is a pro-active partnership between the schools, sharing best practice and innovative learning experiences to enable pupils to achieve their very best outcomes.

We welcome applications from existing Headteachers and experienced school leaders who are ready to progress to their first headship.

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