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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£61,166 - £67,364 per annum

Job summary

Start date: April/September 2022

This successful and oversubscribed 11-16 school is seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced senior leader to motivate and inspire students and staff.

Leadership ability is the primary focus of the selection criteria. Applications are therefore encouraged from ambitious leaders with expertise in raising standards and a proven record of impact at senior leadership level. The specific responsibilities of the role will be aligned to the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

Breckland School is a safe and happy school with very high standards, where young people thrive both inside and beyond the classroom. The school is committed to the local community and is undergoing the first of two exciting expansion programmes, increasing capacity to 600 students by September 2022, and to 750 students in the future.

What we can offer you:

An opportunity to co-lead a hard-working and committed senior team.
An opportunity to lead school development priorities.
An opportunity to co-lead the school during the transition to a large regional multi-academy trust, and to benefit from the career development opportunities presented
An opportunity to raise standards across the school.
An opportunity to oversee the development of curriculum leadership.
An opportunity to oversee development of identified areas of the curriculum.
An opportunity to co-lead the school through a significant period of growth.
Access to high quality professional growth opportunities, including those presented by the wider multi-academy trust network.
The potential to progress your career.

The successful applicant will be a strong classroom practitioner with the ability to impact significantly on student outcomes, and will engage in the latest research, leading with a clear vision and strategic thinking. It is essential you can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be supportive of less experienced members of the leadership team and perform effectively under pressure. You will also possess the commitment, skills and character required to make an impact and provide an outstanding role model for all members of the school community.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or an informal discussion with Jon Winn, Principal, please contact Rebecca Ashley, at

Further details can be found on our school website

All applications must be made online. We do not accept CVs.

Breckland School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Closing Date: Monday 24th January 2022 at 9am

Interviews will take place on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February 2022

*NB: Our recruitment is managed via the Unity Schools Partnership recruitment portal

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
513 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Breckland School

11-16 Secondary School in Brandon, West Suffolk.

Arranging a visit to Breckland School

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or an informal discussion with Jon Winn, Principal, please contact Rebecca Ashley, at

School location

Crown Street, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0PE

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