Lawn Primary School, Derby, Derbyshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 18 to Lead Practitioners range 24, £62,426 to £72,306
Leadership level Headteacher

Job description

Head Teacher – Lawn Primary School
Required for September 2020
NOR: 430 + (Group 3)
Leadership Points 18 – 24 (£62,426 - £72,306 FTE per annum)
Lawn Primary School, a newly joined member of Transform Trust, is looking to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Headteacher who has an exceptional ability to drive school improvement and who is committed to putting the child at the heart of all we do. Sitting on the outskirts of Derby City, our school offers all our children a caring and encouraging place to learn and excel in all aspects of their lives. This is an exceptional opportunity for a senior leader to make a difference to our whole school community.
If you have the vision, motivation and desire to build on what we have achieved alongside driving forward change to support continuous improvement in our school, we would love to hear from you.
About us:
• Lawn Primary School is an Outstanding Primary with pupils achieving the highest KS2 outcomes across Derby City.
• Being part of Transform Trust means that you will have access to the following:
• peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
• the security of working in a climate of shared accountability
• investment in your professional development and future career
• opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and
• access to a range of core services that enable you to focus on leading, teaching and learning
Our new Head Teacher will:
• Have proven senior leadership experience within a primary school.
• Be an ambitious and inspirational leader, able to motivate and empower staff and children to achieve their full potential.
• Have a determination to maintain / improve standards across the school and the ability to do so effectively.
• Have excellent interpersonal skills, able to build on and maintain strong relationships with staff, parents and carers, children, governors and the local and wider community.
• Inspire a passion in others so as to create leaders at every level throughout the school
• Care passionately about children and their development maintaining high expectations for attainment and progress.
In return, we can offer:
• The opportunity to be innovative in supporting school improvement and to continue to make a real difference to the lives of Lawn Primary School pupils.
• The opportunity to join a fast growing, well respected and highly effective Trust that embraces each individual member schools’ identity and staff groups.
• A very happy and safe working environment with pupils who behave well and work hard.
• A friendly, hardworking and professional team which has high expectations of pupils.
• The opportunity to become an ambassador for our school whilst enhancing your skills.
Closing date: Monday 9 am 20th April 2020
Interviews: To be confirmed but likely week commencing 27th April 2020
For an informal discussion please contact Transform Trust CEO Rebecca Meredith on by email via her PA, Sarah Doig, on pa.ceo@transformtrust.co.uk. Should you require a visit, please contact school on 01332 550178 or admin@lawn.derby.sch.uk to organise a mutually convenient time.

To receive an application pack please download our recruitment pack and application form from our website http://www.transformtrust.co.uk/vacancies/ or e-mail Sue Richmond on: sue.richmond@transformtrust.co.uk

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which may include references, health and right to work in the UK. This post involves working with children and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Transform Trust is a Multi Academy Trust with over 6800 children in 18 Primary Schools covering Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby. Joining us, you will be part of an ambitious and innovative organisation. We promote the autonomy and local nature of each of our schools and we are an enabling organisation rather than a directive one.
We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities. Our Vision is to provide high quality education and deliver the best outcomes for children.
We are partners in East Midlands Maths Hub, Derby Research School, Inspiring Leaders and Challenge Partners.
We can offer you:
Unrivalled opportunities for professional development through our schools and Transform Teaching School Alliance
Trust support networks
Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff
For more information about us please watch the Transform film at www.transformtrust.co.uk

Employee benefits

Staff benefits such as 24/7/365 employee welfare support; tax saving salary sacrifice schemes; a staff benefits scheme that offers a host of benefits and discounts
Annual staff survey to allow you to provide us with feedback on what it’s like to work for us
Annual children’s/staff awards which celebrates the successes and achievements of our children and staff

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size Up to 436 pupils
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Lawn Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email sue.richmond@transformtrust.co.uk

About Lawn Primary School

We have a very talented and committed teaching and support staff team who offer the children many different ways to excel and achieve. The school curriculum is differentiated to provide challenge for our more able pupils and support for those with any special educational needs. We have an extensive range of extra-curricular activities that provide an extra dimension to the opportunities for learning. We are continually developing our technological facilities to ensure that all of our pupils can access and benefit from the digital learning environment. Our mission statement “DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE” reflects our understanding and beliefs. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school. This leads to a consistently high level of pupil achievement, preparing pupils for the challenges, opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Mental health and wellbeing plays a vital role in education and impact on our students’ learning. This academic year the school is committed to working towards the School Mental Health Award. This is supported by the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University who say: “The Department for Education recognises the direct link between positive mental health in schools and successful educational outcomes; the Mental Health Award for Schools builds on this link and provides a framework for educational institutions to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving emotional health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils.” for more information about our school please check out our website http://www.lawn.derby.sch.uk/

School location

Norbury Close, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2QR