24 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 15-21

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and inspiring Headteacher who will lead our successful academy to maintain their outstanding Ofsted accreditation.

Our new Headteacher will demonstrate professional ability, focus and ambition for the school.

We are seeking a leader who:

  • Incorporates the values of the Trust into every aspect of academy life.
  • Has a clear vision for the future of the school; who recognises its strengths and is committed to drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel and further develop their potential.
  • Is totally committed to the inclusive ethos of the school, ensuring that this is a shared set of values formed by consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate personal behaviour that leads by example, forges positive relationships and attitudes towards and between pupils and staff, and with parents, AC Members, Directors and the local community.
  • Will motivate and support staff in meetings and professional development in order to enhance their practice and support the attainment of high outcomes for pupils.
  • Has the ability to secure excellent teaching through an analytical understanding of how pupils learn and of the core features of successful classroom practice and curriculum design, leading to rich curriculum opportunities and pupils’ well-being.
  • Can ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose, upholding the principles of transparency, integrity and probity.
  • Has proven experience of raising educational standards in attainment and progress in a senior leadership role.
  • Is a strategic thinker with the ability to be creative, rigorous and organised.

What the school offers its staff

A growing Multi Academy Trust of Primary schools who work closely together for the benefit of everyone. Our weekly Headteacher meetings with the CEO ensure that collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Innovations have been the development of the ‘Leadership Academy’ which delivers high quality professional development to all staff. We expect all leaders to take a lead on a ‘pathway’ facilitating and leading quality effective professional development in an area of their choosing.

  • A dynamic and collaborative team of Leaders and a central team who are dedicated and committed to the success of all pupils and staff alike.
  • Leadership Academy – establishing professional pathways for all employees to reach their potential by targeted CPD and career development.
  • Additional holiday in October giving a two-week break, enabled by an early close on every Friday which is utilised for CPD.
  • Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are ‘proud to belong’ to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.
  • Experienced and committed Governors and Directors who will support and positively challenge whilst facilitating you with the autonomy to excel and deliver.
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees.

Further details about the role

The Headteacher will maintain our Outstanding status in the eyes of all our stakeholders, and will:

  • Be dedicated to helping our pupils and staff fulfil their potential.
  • Foster a love of learning through enabling inspirational teaching.
  • Have high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff.
  • Enjoy working in a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Actively engage with our parents, South Essex Academy Trust, the local education networks and wider local community.
  • Have an innovative approach to learning with the appropriate use of technology.
  • Have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children while maintaining an open and friendly environment in the school.
  • Secure a climate for the outstanding behaviour of pupils, ensuring they feel safe, valued and successful.
  • Recognise differences and respect cultural diversity.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.

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@seacademytrust.co.uk

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About Westwood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
253 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01702 559467

Arranging a visit to Westwood Academy

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

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