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  • Start date details

    January 2025

  • Closing date

    30 August 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£66,628.00 - £77,195.00 Annually (FTE) L15 – L21

Headteacher job summary

Headteacher Position at Silkmore Primary Academy

Job Advertisement: Headteacher Position at Silkmore Primary Academy

We are looking for an exceptional leader to lead this great school. The school's ethos is ‘Aim high and Achieve Together’ aim to employ a great leader who will understand the school’s ethos and vision. Someone who wants to be part of an inclusive community.

At Silkmore we aim for all children to be competent and confident. We act with integrity and spirit, ensuring our children can take responsibility and be fascinated by the world around them. We enable children to recognise human achievements and enjoy the creative, sporting, cultural, ambitious, and innovative curriculum that we offer.

The successful candidate will be able to provide first class learning and enrichment opportunities for our children. They'll be part of a primary school that keeps children safe and happy giving them everlasting memories. You will support in offering excellence in all subjects. Together we will ensure children are knowledgeable and have the skills to face and overcome challenges with confidence and to thrive. You will contribute to the school's journey to be an exceptional primary school.

We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.    

Background Information about the School 

Silkmore Primary Academy is a one-form entry primary school situated in the Staffordshire.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website

As a proud member of the REAch2 Multi-Academy Trust, the largest primary-only trust in the UK, we benefit from an excellent support network and the challenge required to always aim higher. They recognise that every school is different and empower us to deliver a high-quality, bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of our unique and diverse school community. And because we use a Cluster model you will become part of a collaborative cluster of eight schools that support each other.

Our core beliefs help us to develop the whole child, equipping them with excellent attitudes to learning and strong inter-personal skills. Our ethos, combined with high standards of teaching and learning, mean we achieve consistently strong academic results.  

Silkmore has a strong commitment to the local community, and we work together with the community.

The Role:

We are seeking a dynamic and inspirational leader to join our team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in educational leadership, with experience in managing highly effective teams. You will be committed to providing every child with an exceptional educational offer, ensuring they are supported, challenged, and inspired to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, motivate, and inspire a dedicated team of educators

  • Drive excellence in teaching and learning

  • Foster strong relationships with parents and the wider community

  • Ensure the delivery of an exciting, broad, and engaging curriculum

  • Uphold and promote our core values: high expectations, integrity, nurturing, always learning, working together, and taking responsibility, guide us daily.

  • supporting our vision: Aim high and achieve together.

  • Requirements:

  • Proven track record of excellence in educational leadership

  • Experience in managing highly effective teams

  • Commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for all children

  • Relational and proactive approach with parents and the community

  • Ability to inspire, challenge, and motivate

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Gerry Crofts, Deputy Director of Education using gerry.crofts@reach2.org

The application

You are invited to submit an application form via My New Term

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

The application process and timetable

Application deadline:

Midday, Friday 30 August 2024

School visits:

Actively encouraged, please contact Rachael Trickett: Rachael.Trickett@silkmoreacademy.co.uk


Tuesday 10 September 2024

Contract details:

Permanent, full time


L15 – L21

Start date:

January 2025 or sooner if possible

The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.

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 Silkmore Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
197 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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