Orchards Church of England Primary School, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L16 - L22

Job summary

DEMAT is seeking an inspirational leader who puts children at the heart of everything that they do, who wants to influence and drive the future development of education in our schools, and who can demonstrate our Trust values of aspiration, love, community, respect, and trust.

Our vision is for every child to flourish, to be introduced to the richness of human experience, and to understand and question the world around them. If you feel you would be able to bring this vision to life through your work as a Headteacher within our Trust, we welcome hearing from you.

As Headteacher of Orchards Church of England Primary Academy in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the successful candidate would have the opportunity not only to further develop and grow the school, but to excel in a role that would be career defining and extremely rewarding.

We are therefore looking to appoint an ambitious leader for 1st September 2021, who will build on the existing strengths and opportunities of the school. Working in collaboration with the Trust and a very supportive parental body, governing body, and community, the Headteacher will be key in leading the school’s journey to be a high-quality provider of education for all the children.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is able to demonstrate how curriculum is the driving force of a school;
• Will demonstrate why the ability to teach reading is so important;
• Has the ability and knowledge required to ensure we continue to improve;
• Is able to empower and motivate children, staff and parents, being a visible presence in and around the school;
• Can demonstrate proven leadership experience;
• Has proven experience at accelerating pupil progress through assessment and intervention, and understands how to lead this;
• Has high expectations of pupils, colleagues and themselves; and
• Can lead a dedicated workforce of teachers and support staff, demonstrating by example.

We are committed to providing systems of high-quality support and challenge to ensure that our school leaders develop and that our schools continually improve. Our leaders have direct links with each other, our Education Team, and our central support teams. We provide significant operational and management support, and together we are building a strong offer for professional development at each level.

Applying for the job

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to our DEMAT Headteachers application pack.

Applications may be sent to us via the My New Term link.


More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
437 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Ofsted report
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Contact email
Contact phone number

About Orchards Church of England Primary School

Orchards Church of England Academy is a fully inclusive school where everyone can develop their skills and achieve their best within a Christian setting.

We ask the children in the Academy to, "Challenge yourself to achieve your best!", whilst we require all of our staff to, "Care enough to challenge enough!"

We are proud to be part of the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT).

Arranging a visit to Orchards Church of England Primary School

If you would like to contact us to discuss the position, our Academy, or the Trust you would be joining, or you would like to arrange a visit to Orchards, please contact Laura Barton via our hrteam@demat.org.uk.

School location

Cherry Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 3NP

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