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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier by agreement

  • Closing date

    14 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L34 - L38 (£100,886 - £111,146)

What skills and experience we're looking for


Substantial senior leadership experience in a complex organisation/role eg Headship, HMI, Local Authority

Experience of leading/managing organisational performance with a relentless focus on improving outcomes

Evidence of ability to motivate, develop, support and challenge staff Evidence of strong influencing/negotiating skills

Evidence of ability to actively engage politically and strategically Evidence of ability to plan effectively

Evidence of developing organisational culture including the ability to embrace and influence change, and develop organisational resilience

Clear, practical vision for learning pedagogy from 3 to 18

Successful experience of effective financial and resource management to achieve educational priorities and ensure efficiency and value for money

In depth knowledge and experience of child protection, safer recruitment and safeguarding procedures


Considerable experience of inspection including leading inspections Experience of working in primary and secondary schools

Understanding of EYFS, the National Curriculum and the public examinations system requirements from 3 to 18

Professional expertise in developing and delivering visionary curriculum leadership Track record of successful leadership of significant educational improvement strategies

Professional and Personal Attributes

Outstanding leader, committed to distributive leadership and teamwork

A visible high-profile role model with a professional approach that demands excellence, confidence, trust and respect of the Trust and the wider community

Passionate commitment to the academic, personal and social development of young people and families Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills;

Commitment to diversity and equality;

Committed to actively seek new approaches, ideas and challenges; Be able to take difficult decisions under pressure

The successful candidate will be:

A proven strategic leader

An effective relationship builder both internally (stakeholders and partners) and externally (DfE, Local Authority, etc)

Compliant with relevant employment checks, particularly with regard to safeguarding



Educated to degree level/equivalent


Educated to Masters degree level or higher and/or possess a leadership qualification in education

What the school offers its staff

The Trust’s Leadership Academy encompasses both staff and student leadership development through a series of student led groups and staff leadership pathways. The staff programme specifically provides opportunities for:

Aspiring Middle Leaders Aspiring Senior Leaders

All pathways are personalised for the individual and staff receive one to one support from a mentor alongside working on a whole school project. Both support staff and teaching staff are welcome to join the Leadership Academy at any point in their career.

A full suite of leadership training is offered with a range of sessions including: Communicating vision and values

Developing your leadership approach Building a high performing team Supporting your team

Leading your team day to day Quality assuring effective teaching Observation for improvement Using data for impact

Fostering positive behaviour for learning Leading and managing innovation and change

Attendance to all training sessions leads to certification by the SSAT. In addition, we encourage aspirant Senior Leaders to take part in the SSAT ‘Stepping Up to Senior Leadership’ training programme, which includes four external sessions throughout the year. As part of the Trust’s commitment to developing future leaders, a number of the existing Senior Leadership Team across both secondary schools gained experience through an ‘Associate’ SLT position before gaining substantive leadership posts.

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About Goffs Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1540 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Goffs Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@generationsmat.herts.sch.uk.

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