Principal / Headteacher

The Flitch Green Academy, Dunmow, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 14 to Lead Practitioners range 20, £55,064 to £63,806

Job summary

In recruiting our new Principal, we are seeking someone who can share and shape our vision and ethos, who can lead our Academy in achieving our strategic goals and be proactive in taking the Academy forward. We are looking for someone with a strong vision for primary education and a commitment to providing a creative curriculum that maximises the potential of all our children and staff.

Job Purpose:
The Principal, working with the governing body, senior leadership team and Academy staff, will provide overall strategic leadership to achieve the Academy strategic vision and deliver the Academy's Development Plan, while ensuring effective day to day operation of the Academy in the best interests of pupil and staff outcomes, development, welfare and well-being.

The Principal will:
Work collaboratively with the governing body to develop the direction, vision, values and priorities of the Academy.
Develop, implement and evaluate the Academy’s policies, practices and procedures.
Lead and manage the continuous development of the Academy’s curriculum, teaching and learning for the positive impact on pupil outcomes.
Lead a culture of continuous improvement, through self-evaluation and improvement planning.
Have overall responsibility and accountability for safeguarding and promoting the welfare and development of all pupils within the Academy.
Be responsible for the organisation, management and control of the Academy in accordance with applicable legislation and relevant regulatory requirements (as an Academy), the policies of the governing body (including its annual budget) and the instrument and articles of association of the Academy.
Carry out the role and responsibilities as ‘Accounting Officer’ for the Academy, ensuring financial controls conform with the requirements of the funding agreement between the Trust and the Secretary of State.
Be a named Director at Companies House, holding joint responsibilities with the other directors of the Trust.
Undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Recent successful experience as a school leader. Leadership and management at whole school level. Analysis of data for target setting and evaluation. Strategic planning and school improvement. National curriculum, statutory testing, national policy, classroom management strategies. Professional teaching standards and the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers. Funding arrangements and regulatory requirements for an academy. Employment law and performance management requirements where relevant.
Relevant legislation for the health, safety, equality and well-being. Continuous professional development of staff.
Strategic and operational financial overview including budget setting using the Development Plan. Effectively implement safeguarding legislation, awareness, risk assessment and management. Work effectively with the governing body in monitoring and evaluation. Deploy a range of effective communication and listening skills. Plan, prioritise and delegate effectively.

Employee benefits

The role of Principal at the Flitch Green Academy offers the opportunity to lead a dedicated, committed and innovative school community, to make a difference, drive forward improvement and inspire pupils and staff within an aspirational, creative and supportive environment. Continual professional development is essential and supported by the Governing Body.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 272 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Flitch Green Academy website (opens in a new window)
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About The Flitch Green Academy

School location

Tanton Road, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3GG