Executive Headteacher – Tacolneston & Morley Federation

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Posted on: Monday 12 December 2022 | St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust

Tacolneston CE Primary Academy, Norwich Road, Tacolneston, Norfolk NR16 1AL

We want to accelerate into the next phase of our development and require a highly motivated and skilled individual to lead the way in a thriving community that cannot wait to work with you!

Number on Roll: 104 – Tacolneston & 135 – Morley

Taking-up post: Tuesday 18th April 2023 (Spring Term)

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: L13 – L19

Contract Term: Permanent

These are exciting times within the Tacolneston & Morley Federation.

As Executive Headteacher, you will be at the forefront of maintaining and developing relationships and collaborations with our staff and wider communities, developing our provision and, above all, ensuring that we meet the needs of all our children.

In an ever-changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. Our schools need to develop ever stronger links.

You will be supported by St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust.

In particular, we are looking for an Executive Headteacher who:

  • Possesses the experience, motivation and resilience to move us forwards and embrace any further challenges.
  • Understands that thriving schools can be the beating heart of a rural community and that their success or otherwise affects the wider community.
  • Has the character to ensure that personal virtues and organisational values enhance outcomes
  • Has the passion to focus relentlessly on what’s best for pupils in their Is an inspirational leader who is committed to delivering the schools’ vision for the children, staff and communities we serve.
  • Has the initiative to promote new and innovative ideas whilst sustaining what already works.
  • Has the ability to develop outstanding educational provision that results in outstanding outcomes.
  • Has the willingness to understand what the team has to offer and get the best from them.
  • Has the ambition to drive a rich and varied curriculum which engages and inspires every child.
  • Has the aspiration to take the school to the next level and the inspiration to take us with them on the journey.

We can offer:

  • Peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support.
  • Geographically focused development opportunities within the west hub of academies including dedicated support from a key professional.
  • The security of working in a climate of shared accountability.
  • Investment in your professional development and future career.
  • A research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and trust wide improvement initiatives.
  • Access to a suite of core services that enable you to focus more on leading, teaching and learning.
  • A values-led approach that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of Church academies.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a progressive Multi Academy Trust. We can offer a proactive working environment, in which we actively encourage CPD, offer a real sense of family, have fantastic benefits such as Health Shield and a Cycle to Work Scheme, all underpinned by our Christian Ethos and Values.

Further information

The post-holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call the current Executive Headteacher, Mrs Laura Green, on 01508 489336 or email head@tacolneston.norfolk.sch.uk. Laura has been engaged to support us with recruitment in this key role.

You are warmly invited to visit us before applying and we hope you get a palpable sense of the special atmosphere of our schools. Please see the Recruitment Pack for more contact details and you are encouraged to explore the MAT, Federation and school websites to get a feel for our schools and their cultures.

Culture and ethos

  •  Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work.
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes.
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God.
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice.
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trust and their academies.
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties.
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.
  • The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time. Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.

Equalities

St Benet’s MAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that St Benet’s MAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision.

Closing date: Friday 27 January 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 31 January 2023

How to apply

Completed application forms should be emailed to Jo Leach, Head of HR for DoNESC, at jo.leach@donesc.org by 9.00am Friday 27th January 2023. 

CVs will not be accepted.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form. Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

 This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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