This job expired on 5 December 2023

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L34 - L39

Headteacher - Sir John Leman High School, Beccles job summary

Thank you for your interest in the role of Headteacher at Sir John Leman High School. We believe that this is a remarkable opportunity to lead a school with many strengths and enormous potential for further success.

Our hope is that you will be excited by the chance to be a key leader not just of a school but as part of a trust determined to make a real difference to young people in this part of the world.

Sir John Leman has a history of being a very strong school respected in its community and further afield. Visiting the school is invariably a pleasure, where one meets polite and well-behaved young people and engaged and expert staff. School leaders are knowledgeable, hardworking, skilful, and invested in the school. We are all proud of the school and many of its strengths were highlighted in the Ofsted report published in 2022, confirming it as a Good school.

We believe that the school can go onto greater things and become a real beacon for our trust and for learning and achievement in Suffolk. We are interested in speaking with candidates who are serious about the potential of the school to be amongst the best in the region and all that this would mean for the young people in terms of experiences, pastoral care, high quality teaching and outcomes. Your ambition for the school and the ability to provide clear leadership that secures improvement is more important than your particular career path to this point. You will though be a senior leader in schools with real credibility and a track record of success. Whilst this appointment would suit an experienced headteacher, we also feel confident that we could support a suitably talented new headteacher to be successful too.

Outcomes are essential to life chances and the options available to our young people and we want to meet people at interview who can strengthen the academic ethos of the school and excellence in teaching. In particular, the 6th Form is a provision we want to grow and for more school students to stay on for the full seven years. We want it to be a source of pride for the whole school community. At GCSE, outcomes in English this year show the potential of the students and a level of achievement we want other subjects to meet. The scope to make an impact in this role is fabulous.

Our hope is that this opportunity excites you. We are excited to find a superb leader to take Sir John Leman High School and 6th Form into its next phase.

Please contact Will Bridge at Academicis on 07825 346535 or via email at wbridge@academicis.co.uk to have a confidential conversation and to find out more about this excellent opportunity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be part of the pre-employment screening process for this role. An application form must be completed in full; CVs alone cannot be accepted.

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.

This job post has expired.

About Kingfisher Schools Trust

Multi-academy trust

Head office location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Norwich