More than one school, Gloucestershire local authority

This job expired on 20 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the local authority. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



L11 - L17 (£54,091 - £62,570)

Headteacher job summary

The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance (GLA) is a 2-11 trust with 8 primary schools in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. The GLA successfully runs three nurseries with two further schools having privately run nurseries on-site. We are a DFE sponsor and have 2 sponsored schools within the trust. We have also opened 2 brand new free schools and are due to open a 3rd in Bishops Cleeve in 2024.

The GLA family:

• Badsey First School

• Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy

• Longford Park Primary Academy

• Great Oldbury Primary Academy

• Greenacres Primary Academy (due to open in 2024)

• Springbank Primary Academy

• Rowanfield Junior School

• Rowanfield Infant School

• Tredington Primary School

The GLA vision of “Outstanding Outcomes for Children” underpins the school vision which is built on the following pillars:

• The best for everyone, to get the best from everyone

• Knowledge to empower

• Education with ambition

• Leadership at every level

• Continuous improvement

Why Co-headship? The 2 Rowanfield Schools are registered as individual schools which brings some financial benefit, however we have been running the school as a primary school since 2017. The current head teacher is moving across to another GLA school (Springbank), so the current experienced Rowanfield Deputy is stepping up to headship as part of a co-headship model in September. This is an exciting opportunity for a supported headship role.

Being a co-head teacher, you will not only be part of your own school community working across both schools, you will play a significant part in the GLA community as well. As a member of the GLA Executive Team, of course your primary focus will be the quality of teaching and learning for our children, along with supporting their parents, your staff and the whole school community. However, being part of the Executive Team, you will also contribute to the wider aims of the Trust, along with supporting and working with your contemporaries across the GLA all with the main focus to provide outstanding outcomes for our children. We allocate 18 days in each academic year for our head teachers to provide support with our Trust priorities and we have seen the huge benefit this brings in terms of Trust development and improvement. In order to allow our leadership to work in this way, as a Trust, our central shared services team provides support and undertakes essential workstreams such as financial management, HR systems and processes, estates management and health and safety, which can often take away the focus from education for head teachers in other schools. Our model of working not only provides huge benefit to leaders but also has demonstrable impact on our whole Trust improvement journey.

If you feel you have the necessary experience and qualification and would like to join our Trust, we’ll look forward to receiving your application.

In joining our trust, we will offer you:

• a warm and welcoming school community;

• working as part of a vibrant executive team;

• the opportunity to join a growing Multi Academy Trust;

• a commitment to developing your CPD and further career opportunities including personal mentoring/ coaching and support.

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Supporting documents

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

About the schools

Contact phone number
01242 358017

Rowanfield Junior School was one of the founder schools in the GLA Trust with Rowanfield Infant school joining in 2017. Both schools have had recent ‘Good’ OFSTED inspections. Dream, Drive, Duty, Dazzle underpins everything we do at the Rowanfield Schools. Through this vision we aim to nurture values, skills and attitudes that enable children and adults to develop and respond positively to all opportunities and challenges. Working in partnership with our parents and school community enables us to understand the views and opinions of our community whilst sharing ideas and new initiatives.

Do explore the school websites to find out more about our ‘dazzling’ schools!

School details

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
330 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
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School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7

Arranging a visit to one of the schools

To arrange a school visit for this position and to find out more about the Rowanfield Schools and the GLA, please contact Claire Savory, Director of Academies: csavory@glatrust.org.uk

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