Headteacher – Harleston CofE Primary Academy


Posted on: Wednesday 29 July 2020 | Harleston Primary Academy (part of St Benet's MAT)

School Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9HG

Phone Number:          01379 853 211

Email: office@harleston.stbenets.org

Website: www.harleston.norfolk.sch.uk

Trust Website: www.stbenets.org


NOR: 465

Salary scale: L17-23 (£60,896-£70,557)


The opportunity lies before us to create something very special for the community of Harleston. The journey ahead is not going to be without its challenges as we are looking to build something that many people find hard to imagine. However, for those who have the energy, vision and drive to make it succeed, this will transform the educational provision for many generations to come.


In 2018 Harleston CofE Primary Academy (HPA) and Archbishop Sancroft CofE High School (ASHS) were founder members of the St Benet’s MAT with the Diocese of Norwich. The schools are just under a mile apart and have been working closely together very effectively as the main feeder school for ASHS.


In December 2019, the St Benet’s Trust Board agreed that the objective of becoming one all-through school be achieved by September 2022 at the very latest.


We are looking for an exceptional leader who understands the principles and benefits of an all-through school and has the energy, vision and drive to work with fellow senior leaders to make this happen.


You will be supported by St Benet’s Multi- Academy Trust and this provides you with:

  • peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
  • dedicated support from a key professional in our School Improvement Team
  • the security of working in a climate of shared accountability
  • investment in your professional development and future career
  • 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 research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within
  • a values-led approach that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of Church academies


Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by reading our information pack and visiting our website at www.harleston.norfolk.sch.uk.


We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer. Please contact Jenny Pringle on tel: 01379 853211/852302 or via email at jpringle@harleston.stbenets.org to arrange a visit.


You are also very welcome to visit Archbishop Sancroft High School. Please contact Emma Johnson on 01379 852561 or ejohnson@ashs.stbenets.org to arrange a visit and learn more about the school at www.ashs.stbenets.org


As outlined in the letter from Richard Cranmer, Chief Executive Officer, prospective applicants are asked to discuss the role with him before applying.


We can also put you in touch with any St Benet’s Headteacher of your choice to find out what it is really like to be part of our truly collaborative multi-academy trust.


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.


 Closing date:              Monday 14th September 2020 at 9.00am

 Interviews:                 Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd September 2020

 Taking up post:          Friday 1st January 2021


Closing date: Monday 14 September 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 22 September 2020

How to apply

For further details and to complete an online application form, please view the advert here at www.educationjobfinder.org.uk and click on “Apply for Job”.  For safeguarding reasons, CVs will not be accepted and only applications on the specified application form will be considered.

Please see the letter in the Recruitment Pack from the Chief Executive Officer with information on the intended journey to an all-through school by September 2022 and the change in role to Vice Principal (Primary Phase Lead for Quality of Education).