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  • Start date details

    April 2024 or September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

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 an outstanding senior leader, with the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to build on Tymberwood’s considerable strengths. You will be able to lead, motivate, develop and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences. We would like to hear from existing headteachers and talented deputy headteachers who feel that they have the knowledge and expertise to help us raise outcomes and help the school to consistently deliver.

You will demonstrate a clear understanding of what it takes for a school to retain a ‘Good’ judgement and the competency to lead the school to an ‘Outstanding’ outcome. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage, prioritise and organise your workload, to show flexibility and resilience and recognise the need for pastoral care for all members of the school community.

Community engagement and outreach is important at Tymberwood and we are seeking a new headteacher who will build on the successes of the current headteacher to further raise the profile of the school and improve student attendance.

A commitment to well-being and mental health is essential.

What the school offers its staff

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

Further details about the role

Tymberwood Academy is a thriving school that provides first class learning and enrichment opportunities for all children right through from Nursery to Year 6.

A common theme that visitors’ state when they walk around Tymberwood is the ‘feeling’ that you get. A distinctive feeling around how the children are treated and, therefore, how they conduct themselves. As a staff, we feel that children with a whole variety of different strengths and skills need to be cared for, need to be loved and need to know you’re doing the best possible for them. This is something the staff at Tymberwood do without thinking, do it because it’s the right thing to do, but also do it because they know our children can achieve beyond expectation if and when they have somebody believing in them.

Our Vision – “Together We Grow and Learn”

With the world of work set to fundamentally shift over the coming years due to technological advancements, it would be true to say, we can’t fully predict the range of jobs and opportunities our pupils will access when they enter the world of work.

Therefore alongside a broad, rich and enriching curriculum, we must equip Tymberwood children with characters, virtues and values that stand the test of time. Pupils having the courage and ambition to tackle issues – such as: climate change - in the future is critical. Likewise, simple things, like having the empathy and desire to hold the door open for somebody is vital and speaks volumes for the adult you wish to become. Put simply, we see these as behaviours for life.

These 'Behaviours For Life' are at the absolute epicentre of what we do and nurture within Tymberwood pupils on a daily basis.

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About Tymberwood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Tymberwood Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school as reported in February 2022. We take workload seriously and work collaboratively with staff to enable an effective work-life balance. As a school we are moving towards being sustainably great. With this in mind, we firmly believe that our children – with a whole variety of different strengths and skills - need to be cared for, need to be loved and need to know that you are fighting for them. Our staff believe that our pupils can go on and do any job or role in the future and essentially that anything is possible. Our staff go above and beyond to enable that to happen. As a forward thinking and progressive school we are a hub for professional development and opportunity where our staff voice matters and is valued. We encourage our teachers to elicit change and actively contribute to help shape our school.

Arranging a visit to Tymberwood Academy

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

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