6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 7:00am

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L15 to L21 (£59,581-£69,031)

Job summary

Headteacher of Tregolls School An Academy
Salary Range: L15 to L21 (£59,581-£69,031)

Responsible to: The Board of Governors
Responsible for: All staff and students within the school

Governors of Tregolls School - an Academy seek a dynamic, ambitious and innovative Headteacher to guide the school through the next exciting period of development and change.

A stand-alone academy in the beautiful cathedral city of Truro, Cornwall, it comprises a Nursery and Area Resource Base as well as two form entry from reception to Year 6. Completion of a large extension in 2017 took our capacity to 420 pupils. Currently the number on role is at 327 but Truro is a thriving city and the school is expected to reach capacity in the next few years.

The new Headteacher will build on and enhance present relationships with other schools whilst driving forward the reputation of the school to inspire stakeholders. The next Headteacher will have the full support of an active and supportive Board of Governors, a committed Senior Leadership Team and a dedicated staff body.

We are looking for someone who will:
• Lead our highly skilled teachers to further provide quality education for our children;
• Effectively communicate with all stakeholders;
• Lead an inclusive culture that promotes excellence, equality and high
expectations of all members of the school community;
• Have a track record of leading positive change, especially with children deemed disadvantaged;
• Provide broad and balanced opportunities to develop the whole child;
• Have the ability to manage growth and the responsibilities of an accounting officer in a stand -alone academy.

We can offer:
• The freedom that a stand-alone academy brings;
• A fully committed and enthusiastic team of staff;
• A board of governors who are passionate about making a difference
• Links to The Penair Partnership of schools who work collectively to improve education across Truro.
• A unique wellbeing package that recognises the stresses of school leadership at this time
At Tregolls we prepare our children to be Life Ready and support them to Live Happy. We are looking for a special person to make that Vision Statement a reality.

How to apply:
Deadline for applications: 1st November 2021
Interview dates: 15th and 16th November 2021
Start Date: 25th April 2022

Enquiries: chair@tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk
Telephone: 01872 274020

We would expect and encourage potential applicants to visit Tregolls School An Academy.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jodie Humphries to arrange the visit before the application

Please apply using the application form and return your completed form to:
Tregolls School An Academy
Chellew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1LH

Or by email to chair@tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk

** Please visit https://www.tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk/website/headteacher/577438 to find more information and the Headteacher Recruitment Pack.

Applying for the job

Please complete the Tregolls application form and return to chair@tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk

More information and the Headteacher Recruitment Pack can be found on the school website: https://www.tregolls.cornwall.sch.uk/website/headteacher/577438

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
319 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01872 274020

About Tregolls School - an Academy

Tregolls School is a large school in the City of Truro, Cornwall with capacity for 420 pupils. A £3.2 million pound extension completed in 2017 makes it one of the largest primaries
in Truro. The school is growing and will eventually be two-form entry. Despite being in the affluent City of Truro the school is situated close to a large housing estate which is mainly
social housing. This area has one of the highest rates of deprivation in the county. Therefore, the school is above national for FSM eligibility (45%) as opposed to 24% for national.

We have an Area Resource Base which provides 10 places for children with severe and profound multiple learning difficulties. This is led by extremely skilled and dedicated staff.

Over time we have concentrated on building a strong Pastoral Team and it is recognised in the area for being innovative, providing exemplary pastoral care and sharing good practice. Children at Tregolls are appreciative of school, and feel nurtured and safe. Children at Tregolls are taught to be resilient and to make positive change to their own lives and the wider community. Preparing the children for the challenges of the 21st Century by embedding technology in the curriculum is key to widening their world and the opportunities open to them.

In spite of the pandemic Tregolls has been a steadying influence on the children and an amazing support to the community. Remote learning has been carefully thought out and
the children have been supported from food parcels if required, to a cheery story from a teacher and safeguarding at its very best.

Governors of a stand-alone academy need to have a deeper understanding of the strategic
direction of the school and the governors at Tregolls are driven by the desire to improve the life chances of all children whilst running what is in effect a SME.

As a stand-alone academy, the Headteacher is the Accounting Officer and although this gives an enormous amount of freedom it also means that the challenges of managing budgets and forecasts need to be skillfully managed.

We are proud of how we focus on personal development and well-being alongside academic achievement. Our coherent and progressive curriculum is underpinned by our desire to provide a holistic and relevant education for each child.

The Governing Body are aware that joining a multi academy trust should be subject to regular review. The current view is that Tregolls is a stand alone academy but governors wish to actively research whether joining a trust would help the school improve its offer to children.
The successful candidate will be involved in any discussion that takes place. Currently the governing body have not identified a multi academy trust or engaged actively with
potential trusts.

Arranging a visit to Tregolls School - an Academy

We would expect and encourage potential applicants to visit Tregolls School An Academy.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jodie Humphries to arrange the visit before the application

School location

Chellew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1LH

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