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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 5 L24 - L30

What skills and experience we're looking for

With the retirement of our highly respected Headteacher, the governors are seeking a leader with the vision, personality, and strategic thinking to lead one of the most popular schools in the area. You may be seeking your first headship or be an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge, but regardless you must have the determination and ambition to lead the academy on its’ journey to be Outstanding.

You will be working with an experienced Senior Leadership Team to lead talented teaching and support staff who are fully committed to the vision of raising standards and transforming the life chances of all students. You must be motivated to lead, with a focus on the quality of education and wider curriculum provision for the students. Your leadership will engender a strong sense of belonging and inclusion. You will promote the power of education inspiring staff and students to aim high and be the best they can be.

If you have a proven track record of school improvement as a senior leader this role offers a fantastic opportunity to lead the future success of Lakelands Academy. You must be motivated to ensure that the school’s mission, vision and values are realised and delivered consistently and effectively. You will ensure that the needs of the young people are met through high quality teaching and support that maximises all pupils’ potential and enables them to become enthusiastic and independent learners.

What the school offers its staff

Our Academy is a community in which students, staff and parents are part of a happy, safe and caring environment. The academy was inspected by Ofsted in January 2022 and was judged to be a “good school” in all four areas where "leaders have high ambitions for all pupil' learning. Pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well"

Further details about the role

If you would like to join us and become part of a strong team of professionals totally committed to the future of our young people, we would like to hear from you.

For further information and an application form, please visit our website www.lakelandsacademy.org.uk or contact Jacky Warren, Clerk to the Board of Governors jacky.warren@lakelandsacademy.org.uk or 01691 627 037

We would encourage applicants to arrange a visit to see us in action on either Monday 20 or Tuesday 21 March 2023. Please contact Jacky Warren on the details above to arrange your visit.

This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

All completed application forms should be returned to Miss J Warren, Clerk to the Board of Governors, Lakelands Academy, Oswestry Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0EA or emailed to jacky.warren@lakelandsacademy.org.uk.

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About Lakelands Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
555 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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We are a successful, popular and well-respected 11-16 Single Academy Trust with a unique ethos; believing that creating an atmosphere of trust and care is conducive to effective learning. Visitors often remark on the ‘family feel’ of our academy. Lakelands Academy also hosts the Kettlemere Centre, a specialist provision for students with communication and interaction difficulties who are able to access the mainstream curriculum, appropriate to their needs.

Arranging a visit to Lakelands Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jacky.warren@lakelandsacademy.org.uk.

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