• Application deadline

    24 January 2020 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    19 December 2019

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
£62,426 to £72,306

Job summary

Overdale Junior School are looking to appoint a Headteacher from August 2020

Working together, learning together - academic excellence and a broad curriculum to develop happy and well-rounded children.

Overdale Junior School is part of the OAK Multi-Academy Trust, and serves a diverse local community. It is a friendly and welcoming place where we promote creativity and the enjoyment of learning. We are an inclusive environment, and have a strong thematic approach as a feature of our teaching. The school is a mixed 7-11 academy with a current four-form entry, 444 pupils and a permanent PAN of 360.

The governing body is seeking applications from experienced leaders with drive, ambition and a deep belief in professional collaboration, who, as headteacher, will work with existing leaders in the school to take it forward from an already strong position.

We are looking for someone who:

● Is an inspirational leader with the energy and vision to continue raising standards
● Is ambitious for our school and for the children in it
● Will be passionate and creative about teaching and learning and believes in the potential of all pupils and staff
● Implements change whilst balancing continuous improvement with a respect for staff and their wellbeing
● Works closely with staff, parents, governors, the Trust Board and Trust colleagues to consolidate good practice

We can offer:

● The challenge of leading our school and being involved in the leadership of the OAK Trust on the next stage of our journey
● A caring supportive environment with high expectations of pupils and staff
● An able and committed staff dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes
● Pupils with positive attitudes to learning, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school
● A knowledgeable, engaged and committed governing body

We will consider applications from all candidates with suitable experience, who can support the vision, values and aims of our Trust.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 24th January 2020
Interview dates: Thursday 6th & Friday 7th February 2020

Further information can be obtained by contacting the School Business Manager, Laura Lyons on 0116 2883736. Applications can be made through our Eteach microsite: https://www.eteach.com/school/overdale-junior-school-jobs-38475

This post is designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check).

Essential educational requirements

QTS Status
NPQH Qualification
Additional professional development training undertaken

Essential qualifications

QTS Status
NPQH Qualification
Additional professional development training undertaken

Essential skills and experience

• Understanding of Quality First education

• Sound knowledge of current National Curriculum requirements

• Commitment to educating the whole child; a passion for
working with and developing children as individuals.

• Evidence of collaborative work with other schools.

• Knowledge of current Safeguarding requirements.

• Experience of successful management of change.

• Proven ability to co-ordinate the work of a Senior
Leadership Team towards resulting school improvement.

• Ability to manage a balance budget, and to prioritise effectively
pupils' needs.

• Knowledge of current SEND requirements and legislation

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
442 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Overdale Junior School

School location

Eastcourt Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 3YA

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