27 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£52,695 - £61,042

Pay scale

Leadership 8-14

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Wessex Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Headteacher for Mark First and Pre School CE Academy.

The Wessex Learning Trust is committed to appointing a Headteacher who has:

  • Excellent leadership, management, communication and personal skills
  • Drive and commitment to ensure the Academy continues its upward trajectory
  • Track record as an outstanding teacher and leader
  • Deep knowledge of teaching and learning
  • Determination to ensure no learner is left behind and all learners reach their potential
  • Good understanding of all aspects of the curriculum
  • Ability and desire to lead in all academic, pastoral and business matters
  • Total commitment to ensure the safeguarding of all children and thorough knowledge and experience of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role
  • Ability to lead and inspire colleagues and demonstrate success as part of a leadership team

What the school offers its staff

Based in the beautiful Somerset Levels, Mark First and Pre School is committed to creating a love for learning with strong Christian values at the heart of everything we do. We are a friendly, nurturing school and aim to provide a stimulating environment where our children can grow and learn with independence and confidence, enjoyment and enthusiasm.

Supported by the Governing Body and the Wessex family, staff work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum to prepare children for the next stages of education.

It is an exciting time to join the Wessex family as we grow, we can offer:

  • Professional induction, training and continued professional development opportunities
  • Extended Leadership and other opportunities to develop your career
  • Excellent collaboration across Trust Schools, extensive learning communities and specialist subject leads to enhance the learning of our young people and enhance your personal development
  • Staff benefits including reduced leisure centre membership and cycle to work scheme
  • A staff assistance programme with specialist provider, Carefirst who provide a 24/7 free phone helpline, or face-to-face counselling for every employee

Further details about the role

If you are a strategic thinker with the skills, ability, and passion to support young people to achieve and flourish within a superb Academy, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this position, please complete a teaching staff application form, (available on our website), together with a letter of application for the attention of Mr Gavin Ball (Trust Chief Executive). Applications should be returned by email to HR@wessexlearningtrust.co.uk

If you wish to visit our school or discuss the role informally prior to making an application, please contact the HR team on the above email address.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 April 2023, 8am

Interview dates: 25 and 26 April 2023

The Wessex Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding young people and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff appointed will undergo online checks and be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Applying for the job

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About Mark First and Pre-School CE Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
131 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9

Arranging a visit to Mark First and Pre-School CE Academy

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

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