Kettering Park Infant Academy, Kettering, Northamptonshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 9 to Lead Practitioners range 21, £48,808 to £66,517

Job summary

Accountable to the Local Academy Committee and InMAT Board of Trustees, the Head will be responsible for the organisation, management, and smooth running of the school. This includes implementing safeguarding legislation, ensuring high quality teaching and learning, pupil and staff welfare and strong financial management. Working with the Local Academy Committee, InMAT Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, the Head will develop a strategic view for the school that takes into account the wider community and will ensure accurate self-evaluation to inform school planning. In addition, the role will include an operational input into the development of wider InMAT mission and objectives. This is a full time non-class teaching position and the role will be reviewed annually as part of the appraisal cycle.

Essential educational requirements

A degree or equivalent. Higher degree qualification, post graduate courses. Recognised management qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Evidence of sustained participation in CPD, especially school management programme or similar
Participation in work with other schools/agencies. Experience of leading CPD activities for others. Completion of NPQH/LPSH

Essential skills and experience

Substantial classroom teaching experience with primary aged children. Experience of curriculum leadership
Three years’ experience as a senior manager/deputy head in a large school, or as a Head
Experience of managing and leading staff and managing teaching and learning resources. Awareness of how to set a school budget and manage facilities.
Knowledge of education and other relevant legislation. Ofsted awareness. Understanding how to conduct appraisals
Practical understanding of high quality teaching and learning strategies. Practical understanding of writing and implementing IEPs.
Knowledge and understanding of writing and using a School Improvement Plan to raise standards. Strategies to raise pupil achievement and manage behaviour. Understanding of the positive use of target setting in raising standards of achievement.
Understanding of planning the National Curriculum, including assessment, recording and reporting.

Employee benefits

• Vibrant schools and excellent support with many rewards and opportunities.
• Lively, friendly and aspirational children who are determined to make the most of their educational experience.
• Dynamic and dedicated teams of teachers and support staff who want the best for the children
• A supportive and forward-thinking school improvement team who can support and coach you in your career.
• Excellent opportunities for further professional development through the InMAT Leadership Academy.
• Supportive Local Academy Committees to assist with driving change and improving standards

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 239 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 7
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Kettering Park Infant Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email kathryn.berrill@inmat.org.uk

School location

Park Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9RU