63 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    6 January 2025

  • Closing date

    17 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for


• Ability to formulate a clear strategic vision for school improvement and translate this into strategic objective, longer term plans and specific outcomes

• Knowledge of systems for school self-evaluation, effective monitoring and inspection

• Sound knowledge and understanding of wider educational agenda including national policies and educational issues as well as statutory and legal framework governing the operation of an academy

• Demonstrates an understanding of the statutory, financial and budgetary processes required in the management of a school/academy, including Best Value measures

• Able to monitor performance to ensure high standards and the development of professional practice among school staff

• Promotes a strong culture of collaborative working where every member of staff is valued as an essential member of the team and can fulfil their potential

• Knowledge of statutory requirements for SEND provision

• Knowledge of current legal requirements, including health and safety, national policies and guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of the wellbeing of children

• Understand the role of the school in the community and actively seek to develop a greater collaboration with members of the community

• Effectively communicate orally and in writing to a range of audiences including parents, governors and outside agencies


• Substantial experience with a record of excellent teaching

• Significant experience of School Leadership

• Proven track record of raising educational standards

• Leadership experience at more than one school

• Evidence of setting ambitious goals and targets; using data and benchmarks to monitor and judge progress

• Successful experience of positive behaviour management and development of a pupil focused inclusive and effective learning environment

• Experience of successfully leading change and inspiring others

• Track record of working in collaboration with other schools to realise improvement and raise standards

• Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships with the local and the wider community, including parents to enhance learning and educational achievements

What the school offers its staff

We recognise that successful people place value on a range of benefits associated with their careers, including receiving professional recognition, commensurate financial reward, job satisfaction, opportunity to innovate and a balanced approach to work and personal time. We place value on these aspects too.

• National teacher pay and conditions, including generous TPS scheme with minimum 23% employer contribution rate

• Superb CPD opportunities via various established routes including dedicated Teaching School Hub.

• Access to Trust EAP service: 24/7 free advice on range of issues and wellbeing counselling

• Free eyecare vouchers and flu jabs

• Access to free Occupational Health Service, including physiotherapy service

• Access to free staff discounts and cashback for a huge range of products

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.

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 HR@leadacademytrust.co.uk

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About The Glapton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
354 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0115 822 5440

Arranging a visit to The Glapton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email beverley.dolman@leadacademytrust.co.uk.

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