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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 – L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a candidate who is:

• Driven by a strong moral purpose to enable achievement for all (children & adults within your own academy and beyond!)

• Passionate about school improvement, willing to think outside of the box and brave enough to make it happen…

• Keen to work in unison with likeminded heads within our cluster of 6 schools…

• A strategic thinker who has the strength of character to empower others to realise your vision…

• A teaching superstar who is willing to get stuck in and share your excellent practice with colleagues across the primary age range in a nurturing and non-threatening way…

• Adept at joint planning, team-teaching, interventions, coaching and mentoring or whatever it takes to bring ensure the highest possible standards in provision and outcomes.

• Passionate about digital transformation and preparing children for life in the 21st century.

• Warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals…

• Unafraid of hard work…

• Calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks…

• Keen to be challenged to become the best that you can be…

• Able to be pushed at an accelerated rate of development, and reflective and proactive enough to make it happen…

What the school offers its staff

• A Deputy Director of Education and central REAch2 team with a proven track record of working with schools to secure outstanding Ofsted judgements: We are dedicated to working with you to make The Limes Primary Academy a glowing success for the community it serves.

• A commitment to help you develop an outstanding career via access to our wide network of contacts and personalised coaching;

• The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU;

• Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates across our Multi-Academy Trust;

• The chance to work with a fantastic team;

• An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond;

• A tenacious and courageous Deputy Director of Education who encourages thinking freely, creativity and working off the beaten path…

• Appreciative, well-behaved and enthusiastic pupils;

• Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence.

Further details about the role

The Limes is a brand new, contemporary primary academy, with an initial capacity of 420 children to serve local area. In addition to the main primary provision, we are also excited to offer a 52-place pre-school. At The Limes, we provide an inspiring, innovative, and immersive curriculum designed to promote a life-long love of learning which is brought to life through the use of the latest technology, including promethean boards with screen mirroring technology and visualisers in every classroom, virtual reality headsets, padcaster filming equipment and greenscreen technology, class sets of iPads and laptops and a film studio.

The Limes is part of REAch2 Academy Trust - the largest primary only academy chain in the UK. Surrounded by 5 other REAch2 school within a 9-mile radius, you will be working with other amazing practitioners who share our vision of always aiming higher.

However, don’t let our size frighten you. We are friendly and pride ourselves in our family ethos – come and see for yourselves.

We would like to hear from great leaders and unique individuals, who have the skills, determination and bravery to make it happen. This post would be suitable for an experience Head Teacher, or for those looking to take the first step into headship. This is possible because of the individualised career support pathway package available to all REAch2 staff.

Give us a call even if you're just a tiny bit interested - it really is as exciting as it sounds!

Please be aware that all shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a REAch2 Application form prior to interview. Should you wish to complete and submit this in the first instance, the appropriate application form can be found by visiting: https://www.reach2.org/vacancy/headteacher/
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About The Limes Primary Academy

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
07921 298 705

Arranging a visit to The Limes Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicola.richards@reach2.org.

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