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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    12 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£61,882- £71,729 per annum

Pay scale

L12-L18, Teachers’ Pension Scheme

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust when we are making considerable investment in achieving ‘excellence’ in all we do, this includes our people.

We are looking for a kind, caring and inspirational Headteacher for this wonderful school, which is highly ambitious for its pupils, ensuring ‘we trust, we care, we aspire.’ The school is a key part of the local community, linking to local events and groups. Langer Primary Academy is a mere stones-throw from Felixstowe’s wonderful sea front. We utilise our close proximity to the sea and have a weekly Beach Academy. Its pupils love the breadth of the curriculum offer with 1:1 iPad in place for all pupils in KS2. Our pupils are keen to take part in as many sporting events as possible and they are looking for a Headteacher who is ambitious for them, can motivate them to excel and has high expectations for their success. We are interested in applications for the Headteacher role, both those able to take on the role fully and those who might start as 'head of school' with some support from the trust.

You can view a full list of requirements and further information about the school and trust in the candidate pack. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply as we may be able to support you in any areas for development or we may have alternative roles that are a good fit for you.

We would encourage applicants to arrange a visit to our school, please contact Toni Kittle, Director of Education (Primary) on tkittle@unitysp.co.uk or 07742 885905.

What the school offers its staff

This is an opportunity for an existing Headteacher or senior leader looking for an exciting new challenge to further their development as part of a forward-thinking MAT to benefit from our supportive model for staff CPD and career development.

It is important to belong at work and the work you do is relied upon by our pupils, so even small positive differences which are made, make people very happy. We want to ensure you have a good work life balance and one of the ways we achieve this is by having a two-week autumn half term break.

In return we will offer:

  • Bespoke leader development programmes supported by our Teaching School Hub
  • Excellent career development opportunities across our trust network including trust-wide projects
  • Access to excellent senior leadership training
  • Support from an experienced and nurturing school improvement team
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated education and operations teams who are ready to support you and your school   
  • Evidence-informed research opportunities via our Research School and programmes to reduce teacher workload including the development of the CUSP curriculum and other programmes the staff within our schools benefit from
  • Influence across network-wide issues through our leadership meetings and regional collaboration events
  • Executive coaching for headteachers to assist them with identifying and achieving their professional goals
  • Wellbeing packages and an employee assistance programme

Further details about the role

At Unity Schools Partnership our objective is to smash through barriers to make remarkable change happen. We pride ourselves on being an educational organisation that puts children first, going the extra mile for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, and every one of us has an impact on unlocking our pupils’ potential. We are committed to providing a working environment where our employees can grow and thrive. We value collaboration, wellbeing, diversity, equality and work-life balance. Throughout our diverse family of schools and within our vibrant central hub we nurture talent, whether you are at the beginning of your career or looking to grow your expertise.

Unity Schools Partnership is made up of a family of 33 schools (9 secondary, 19 primary and 5 special schools) located on the Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire borders, as well as Romford in East London. The Trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved. We refer to ourselves as a family because, throughout the trust, we foster a supportive and collaborative relationship, whilst recognising, and celebrating that, we are all different and have our own contextual characteristics. Sharing the same values and facing similar issues not only enables us to support each other, but to challenge each other too. This interdependence allows each of our schools to flourish and grow; providing stimulating, nurturing yet self-challenging environments in which our pupils and staff members can thrive.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About Langer Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
120 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
07742 885905

Arranging a visit to Langer Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tkittle@unitysp.co.uk.

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