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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

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Job summary

  • Braunton Academy seeks a visionary and exceptional individual to lead and inspire the teaching and learning agenda across the Academy. The successful candidate will hold the highest standards of academic expectations for all students. You will play an active and influential role in all aspects of school leadership.

    This is an exciting position for a suitably qualified candidate and you will be part of a forward thinking and successful Senior Leadership team. Our Academy is greatly respected within the local community and is routinely over-subscribed.

    Braunton Academy is determined to be one of the very best schools in Devon. We have a culture where the highest standards are expected of everyone in our learning community and we take a great pride in our students’ achievements. The teaching and support staff are a highly committed team with great skills and expertise. Both students and staff are exceptionally well supported and given every opportunity to aspire and achieve.

    The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner able to evaluate practice and embed a process of continuous improvement. You will have a high level of leadership and management skills and be totally committed to improving the life chances of all of our students. You will receive support and guidance where appropriate, but ultimately will have the autonomy to lead your main areas of responsibility.

    You will have

    1. A proven track record of success in raising progress and attainment of learners/students
    2. Outstanding teaching ability
    3. High expectations of all and commitment to all aspects of school life
    4. An open and collaborative approach to leadership
    5. The ability to inspire, engage and communicate with learners/students, staff and parents/carers
    6. Flexibility, energy and imagination
    7. Previous Middle & Senior Leadership experience
    8. Passion and drive to help the academy realise its vision
    9. Commitment in your own continued professional development

    We will offer you

    • An outstanding, positive ethos, where learners/students enjoy, aspire and achieve

    • A school genuinely at the heart of its community

    • Staff and Governors who are committed, talented and highly motivated

    • First class learning facilities

    • A commitment to support all staff through CPD opportunities, in both their existing responsibilities and their aspirations for their future careers

    • An enviable lifestyle living in beautiful North Devon

    Applying for the job

    If you are interested in applying for the post, please download an Academy application form from the Recruitment section of our website at www.braunton.academy

    Please complete the application form together with a full letter of application addressed to Mrs F. Bowler, Principal, of no more than 2 sides of A4, font 11, by 12.00pm on Friday 1st October 2021.

    Applications may be emailed to recruitment@braunton.academy or may be posted to Alice Hellmund, H.R./Admin Systems Manager at Braunton Academy, Barton Lane, Braunton, North Devon EX33 2BP.

    Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October 2021 (two-day interview process).

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    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    School size
    753 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16
    Contact phone number
    01271 812221

    About Braunton Academy

    Braunton Academy is a place where everyone is supported to succeed and it is a delightful place to learn and to work: Braunton is at the heart of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meaning you are never too far from the best of our beautiful golden beaches, exhilarating coastal walks, and a host of pretty seaside towns and villages.

    Arranging a visit to Braunton Academy

    Tours/Visits can also be booked by emailing ahellmund@braunton.academy

    School location

    Barton Lane, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2BP

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