This job expired on 12 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 to L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

“Signhills Infant Academy is a nurturing, happy community,” Ofsted 2022.

At Signhills Infant Academy we are Building our Future. The opportunities and education we provide for our pupils not only benefits them, but also our future community as our children grow and contribute to our society. This underpins our values-based approach to every aspect of school life.

Our Academy is a nurturing and exciting place in which we prepare our children for living in our ever changing world. We provide a rich and meaningful education for all, with a bit of added sparkle! We have high expectations of our children, continually encouraging each child to do their best and develop a desire to learn, develop and thrive beyond our setting.

Together with the neighbouring junior Academy, Signhills Infant Academy has been an integral part of the local community for over fifty years. It has an excellent reputation and is the school of choice for many parents, with over half of the pupils living beyond the traditional catchment area.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to lead a vibrant academy with a dedicated and passionate team of staff. This post would ideally suit an experienced Headteacher who can inspire and develop staff and children, and create an environment where the whole academy community can thrive and flourish.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Recognises the importance of the first few years of a child’s school life, is resilient, caring and committed to providing the best early education experiences for our children
  • Is an experienced leader in a primary or infant setting
  • Is a champion for all children and an advocate for an inclusive and values driven education
  • Recognises that attainment and progress are valuable ingredients in a holistic education that nurtures children, ignites a love of learning and a curiosity about the world in which they live, preparing them for their next steps in education and beyond
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrates understanding, empathy and respect for the whole school community
  • Has a successful record of securing and maintaining school improvement
  • Can inspire and empower others, lead change and ensure high outcomes through robust quality assurance

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you is:

  • An inclusive, vibrant and welcoming environment with talented and fully committed staff
  • Wonderful children who enjoy coming to school and are excited to learn
  • A supportive community of staff, local governors and parents/carers
  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a new and growing Trust with a strong central team
  • Supportive and bespoke performance development and appraisal
  • A Multi-Academy Trust environment that values Headteacher professionalism and delegates to them the responsibilities for their children’s education and pastoral support.
  • A collaborative and developmental relationship with other leaders across the family of schools.
  • High quality, bespoke education support from a central team that supports school leaders with the delivery of the quality of education

Further details about the role

For more details about the Academy and an application pack, please see our website at www.signhillsinfants.co.uk or our Trust website at www.slatrust.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references, including their suitability to work with children.

To apply please download the Application Pack and SLA Trust Application Form.

We ask candidates to submit a completed application form, together with a formal letter of application to hr@slatrust.co.uk

For more details please contact the Trust Deputy CEO Jo Everitt 01724 747310 or email hr@slatrust.co.uk

Closing Date: Friday April 12th 9am

Interviews will take place: Provisionally - April 25th and 26th

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Signhills Infant Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 7
Education phase
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School size
233 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 7
Email address
Phone number
01724 747310

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