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  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£77,194.00 - £91,633.00 Annually (FTE) Leadership range L21 - L28

Headteacher job summary

The Headteacher will provide overall strategic leadership and, with others, lead and develop the strategic direction of the school. Operationally, the Headteacher will develop, implement and evaluate the school’s practices and ensure resources are efficiently and effectively managed .

The appointee will have support and advice from members of the Trust’s Central Team on Finance, People, Operational and Governance matters, including specialist support from the Trust’s Head of SENDV.  

We are looking for a Headteacher at Highfield Littleport Academy who will:

Be an inspirational leader who has demonstrable experience of working with pupils with a range of complex needs, curriculum development and delivery .

You should share our ambition for every child to achieve their full potential regardless of the complexity of their needs, in addition to having:

  • acollaborativeapproachtobeingpartofanambitiousTrust
  • avisionforthefuturedevelopmentoftheschool, with a determination to achieve excellence
  • theskillstolead,motivateandinspirebybeingavisibleleader
  • experience of supporting and motivating a dynamic and forward-thinking staff group by fostering respectful relationships and focusing on their career development and wellbeing
  • theabilitytodeliveradiversecurriculumwhichmeetstheneedsofallpupils
  • a commitment to ensuring every child feels valued and respected
  • anoutwardfacingapproachinordertobuildanddeveloprelationshipsandpartnershipworking
  • excellentcommunicationskills,emotionalintelligence,resilienceandapositiveattitude.

What we can offer:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, engaged and creative pupils who are keen to learn
  • An engaged community of families and external partners
  • A motivated, talented, dedicated and hardworking staff group who have high expectations
  • A supportive and proactive Trust Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • An excellent working environment that supports and promotes staff wellbeing
  • Commitment to ongoing opportunities for training and professional development, with the ability to obtain NPQH delivered by the Active Learning Trust Institute in partnership with Ambition Institute
  • Strong Trust family who are encouraging and at the heart of all that we do
  • An opportunity to be a part of the development of the Trust.

To discuss the role further, or to arrange a visit, please contact Simon Bainbridge, Trust Head of SENDV via email: simon.bainbridge@activelearningtrust.org      All applications are to be submitted through My New Term. The Active Learning Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date.  With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Highfield Littleport Academy and the Active Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff to actively share this commitment. All adults working in our Trust in whatever capacity will be part of a thorough safer recruitment process. All appointments will be subject pre-employment checks including the taking of satisfactory references and enhanced criminal record clearance in line with the need to create and maintain a safe culture.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.
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About Highfield Littleport Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
137 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Special Needs School

School location

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