Priory Academy, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4JA

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    21 January 2022

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Headteacher – Priory Academy, Dunstable
L25-L32 • Required for September 2022

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to lead this extended secondary school in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Priory is a co-educational, oversubscribed, all ability school for children in Years 5 to Year 11. It is an OFSTED graded Good school with good attainment outcomes. It is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate as the school embarks on its next phase, a place where traditional values are combined with the latest technology to deliver a very effective and modern curriculum.

The new Headteacher is being appointed following the announcement of the planned retirement of the current, well respected Head at the end of the summer term 2022.
Priory Academy is part of Scholars’ Education Trust, which is an established, cross-phase, Home Counties based multi-academy trust. Formed in 2012, SET has enjoyed measured growth, ensuring maximum educational impact alongside financial sustainability, and is currently made up of five co-educational schools – a primary school, an extended secondary, two secondary schools and an all-through school.

To be successful candidates will have an expert knowledge of the process of learning, significant educational experience coupled with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. You will have a desire to progress further in your career, and have the ability to make a difference for all the students.

Diversity: Scholars’ Education Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We want to attract and retain the very best staff in all areas of the trust, ensuring our staff body reflects the diversity of our students and local community.
Further details and an application form are available from Hazel Wale at h.wale@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk, the Trust website www.scholarseducationtrust.co.uk or on 01727 859382

Closing date: 9.00 a.m. Monday 7th February 2022
Interview dates: 23rd/24th February 2022

A meeting with the Executive Team can be arranged, please contact Hazel Wale on the above email / phone number to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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About Priory Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
736 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16
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Our vision is to prepare our learners to become confident critical thinkers, who enter the world of work and embrace the challenges of our ever-changing global society. As such, we strive for excellence through our curriculum and our core values which focus on the general well-being and the enjoyment of learning.

Our aim is to raise our learners’ aspirations whilst preparing them to be independent, resilient and successful work ready citizens.

Our shared values of our school community are summed up by the acronym ACE:

Achievement: Academic, artistic, sporting and cultural through perseverance and resilience
Care and kindness: in whatever we do in our community and beyond
Excellence: in our standards, manners, personal integrity and uniform
and the British Values of:

Mutual Respect
Individual Liberty
The Rule of Law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Arranging a visit to Priory Academy

A school visit or meeting with the Executive Team can be arranged, please contact Hazel Wale on h.wale@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk or 01727 859382 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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