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Richard Wakefield CofE Primary Academy, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L15 - L21

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to build on the strengths of the school and the community. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an outstanding multi-academy trust where you can lead the school’s development whilst continuing to support its Christian values.

We look for a talented individual who wants to be a part of transforming education while helping to create an exceptional place for learning. To be successful, you will have:

- vision, commitment and high expectations, leading by example
- extensive experience in education and in providing strong, approachable and supportive leadership
- drive and passion to support our Trust values and play an active part in developing the Trust
- exceptionally high expectations for all students and give them every opportunity to succeed.

You will already have senior leadership responsibilities in a primary school, with the skill and vision to realise the huge potential of all-through education. You take overall responsibility for the performance of the academy. To do this well you will need to learn quickly, develop strong structures and provide clear strategic direction to the talented staff team. In turn, you will be supported by the Principals of the Trust’s other primary schools, an experienced Director of Primary Education and our Chief Executive.

There is already much to be proud of at Richard Wakefield, but room to grow in pursuit of excellence. As we enter the next phase of our development, we need to build on successes and embrace future challenges.

About Us

At our school, everyone works with pride to achieve their personal best. We are a medium-sized, one and a half form entry (PAN 45), semi-rural school with 270 children from the ages of 4 -11. Since our last Ofsted inspection in April 2015, where the outcome was ‘good’, our number on roll has increased from 179 children.

We are a Church school and our ethos is based on clear Christian values, inspected regularly by SIAMS. Many of our children live in the lovely village of Tutbury, which is about five miles from Burton-upon-Trent and we are fortunate to have the spectacular setting of Tutbury Castle in the background.

In school we live our values of working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day, and learners are inspired to embark on a lifelong journey to develop knowledge, faith and skills.

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

- Delivering a high-quality education
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
- Establishing and developing robust governance
- Ensuring financial probity and viability
- Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve. We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounted Gym Membership
- Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

If you would like an informal discussion with our Chief Executive, Ian McNeilly, please contact his PA, Sandra Taylor, on 01283 372615.

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 12th March 2021
Interview date: w/c 29th March 2021

If you do not hear back after five working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Applying for the job

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.deferrerstrust.com/page/?title=Richard+Wakefield+C%2EE+Primary+%2D+Principal&pid=381

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
Primary
School size
252 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Richard Wakefield CofE Primary Academy

At our school, everyone works with pride to achieve their personal best. We are a medium-sized, one and a half form entry (PAN 45), semi-rural school with 270 children from the ages of 4 -11. Since our last Ofsted inspection in April 2015, where the outcome was ‘good’, our number on roll has increased from 179 children.

We are a Church school and our ethos is based on clear Christian values, inspected regularly by SIAMS. Many of our children live in the lovely village of Tutbury, which is about five miles from Burton-upon-Trent and we are fortunate to have the spectacular setting of Tutbury Castle in the background.

In school we live our values of working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day, and learners are inspired to embark on a lifelong journey to develop knowledge, faith and skills.

Arranging a visit to Richard Wakefield CofE Primary Academy

If you would like an informal discussion with our Chief Executive, Ian McNeilly, please contact his PA, Sandra Taylor, on 01283 372615

School location

Burton Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9NR

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