50 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    4 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

LS14 - LS20

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Senior leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole schoolimprovement
  • Impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
  • Clear focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for thepupils
  • Excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achievingexcellence
  • Strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent inter-personalskills
  • Innovative ideas to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the widercommunity

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • Supportive, well informed trustees who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence,with commitment to your continuing professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust Leaders and our partner schools
  • A committed, dedicated and friendly team of staff with high expectations of themselves
  • Children who love learning

Further details about the role


Salary: LS14-LS20 £65,010 - £75,331

Required From: 1st January 2025

Due to the internal promotion of the current postholder, trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead the team at St John’s CE Primary School. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school, whilst being committed to enhancing our creative, stimulating, nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to continue on the school’s improvement journey, leading a dedicated, talented team committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made, and that they receive the best quality education possible. You will also actively support the values and ethos of The Sycamore Trust.

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to help progress their career.

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit to the school please contact Hazel Liu at the Trust by email -office@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms are available from the Greater Jobs website and returnable via email to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk by Wednesday 4th September 2024. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 6th September 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Thursday 12th September 2024. Please note, at the moment, there are no known internal applicants.

Employees of The Sycamore CE Trust have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are 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
- Medical
- Online & 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/ warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

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About The Sycamore Church Of England Trust Limited

Multi-academy trust
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Our Christian ethos is set within the Church of England's Vision for Education and is fundamental to all aspects of Trust life - where all are valued equally and included. All are respected, nurtured, encouraged, and enabled to achieve fullness of life. In line with our Christian ethos, we aspire to excellent learning and pastoral care for pupils and staff and are committed to being open and welcoming to all.

Our core aim is to provide children of all faiths and none with excellent educational provision within a caring and supportive ethos. We have at the centre of our mission and purpose the belief that every child has a right to educational excellence through the provision of high-quality schooling.

Our vision is to transform lives and to enable individual schools to grow, develop and serve their communities, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support, challenge and collaboration. We also challenge ourselves to be even better, every day. We are not content with always doing what we've always done. The new educational landscape requires new ways of thinking, leading and operating.

We all promote equity and excellence for all in a Christian context. We want our people to have opportunities that ensure their aspirations are achievable and that they can flourish as God would want them to be.

As a Trust, we wholeheartedly embrace the Church of England's Vision for Education. We are committed to working within a respectful and compassionate environment. We exist to serve the young people in our care and have a small number of core principles:

- We expect all our schools to actively support each other and to share best practice for the benefit of all
- We encourage each of our schools to celebrate its distinctive identity within our small trust community
- We are committed to providing quality-assured services to keep our schools legal, financially robust, and continually improving

Our Trust believes in:

- Being open to community schools if they want to join our Trust
- Making sure we are an effective sponsor of schools that need our support, thus protecting either their church school or community status where necessary
- Being a strong voice in ‘system leadership’ and a vehicle for school to school support and being part of wider local arrangements for collaboration
- Supporting and judging schools on their context and not just on exam results and inspection outcomes

A Shared Vision:

- Communities where every individual can flourish and maximise their potential, and where no target is unreachable
- Promoting an exciting, inclusive curriculum, grounded in literacy and mathematics and which strongly reflects 21st century technologies
- Ambition for all learners
- Striving to achieve excellence and for our schools to be the best that they can be

School Details

Arranging a visit to The Sycamore Church Of England Trust Limited

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk.

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