This job expired on 8 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 to L27

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors and Trust Board of Directors are looking to recruit an experienced and inspirational professional to lead Christ Church Academy in its next steps to becoming a truly great school.

We are seeking a Principal who shares our values and possesses the ambition, resilience and vision to further build on our strengths. The Key Educational Trust is enjoying a period of growth, and the successful candidate will benefit from the opportunity to work alongside other lead professionals, share good practice and develop professionally.

The successful candidate will lead a highly motivated and skilled team who work closely together to secure the very best outcomes for all children.

The appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment for Headteachers contained in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the required standard for Qualified Teacher Status and any other current educational legislation as required in various Education Acts.

To provide professional leadership for the school that secures its success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all pupils and improved standards of teaching, learning and achievement.

You will be able to evidence:

• recent successful leadership experience;

• a proven track record of raising and maintaining standards;

• effective implementation of strategic plans;

• the ability to lead and motivate staff;

• an unrelenting commitment to securing the very best outcomes for all children.

What the school offers its staff

The Academy offers:

  • a committed and proactive governing committee and Trust Board;
  • an experienced and skilful team with high expectations for all children;
  • membership of the Trust Senior Leadership Team/Headteacher Group;
  • children who demonstrate exceptional standards of behaviour and attitudes to learning;
  • supportive parents and wider community

The Academy and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school follows safer recruitment practices, and the successful applicants will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website, and we encourage applicants to review it before applying.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Further details about the role

Please note if you are shortlisted, an online search may be carried out before interview which may identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which may indicate that you are unsuitable to work with children or that we might want to explore with you at interview. Please view our Privacy Notice for the lawful basis for processing and retention. Please refer to the recruitment pack before completing your application form.  Full details can also be found on WMJobs.

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.

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About Christ Church Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
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School size
546 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13

Middle School Academy,
Year 5 to 8,
Ages 9 -13 years

Arranging a visit to Christ Church Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email w.fenton@cca.staffs.sch.uk.

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