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Job Description - Head Of School & DSL

Job Title: Head of School

Required for September 2018

L16 - L21 (£58,167 to £65,513)

Trust Allowance available for a suitably experienced applicant

 

Foxborough Primary School is an extremely diverse, multi-cultural mixed Primary School catering for children aged 3 to 11 years with 329 pupils on roll and with an 8 place complex needs resource base. 

The school underwent a very disappointing OFSTED inspection in June 2013 when an Acting Headteacher was in place. Under interim leadership provided by the trust and then a substantive leadership team, a number of systems were put in place to ensure that the school was supported appropriately to affect change and deliver the very best educational opportunities for its pupils. Since then the school was inspected again in December 2016 and judged as RI with capacity and plans to continue to improve. Subsequent HMI monitoring visits and external reviews have confirmed the strides the school has made to provide for its student which bodes well for our next inspection.

The school became member of Pioneer Educational Trust (known at the time as Upton Court Educational Trust) in January 2014, and the Trust and the Trust Leadership Team are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who will continue to move the school forward on track to Outstanding.  This position will also involve a small aspect of work across all the Trust schools (to be negotiated based on current skills & experience), but in addition, for a suitably experienced applicant, a Trust allowance is available for a more substantial role across all the Trust schools.

The successful applicant will possess excellent management, leadership and communication skills and will help Foxborough to become the primary school of choice for the local community.

The Trustees are seeking candidates with:

  • An unrelenting drive to raise standards
  • A clear, consistent focus on Teaching and Learning
  • A track record of supporting and developing outstanding teaching

As a confident, innovative and organised individual, the Headteacher will be able to maintain good relationships with the Trust schools, the entire school community and participate fully in the life of the school.

The school is changing rapidly, in many ways.  This will doubtless continue as the needs of society and our context change too.  It is never dull, often challenging, demanding in the best possible way - an exciting and extraordinarily worth-while and fulfilling place to be.

For details of individual posts and an application pack or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mrs Bhamini Lynn, Trust Leadership Team PA & Recruitment Manager, at Upton Court Grammar School on 01753 522892 or blynn@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk

Applications should be sent to: Mercedes Hernández Estrada, Pioneer Educational Trust CEO, c/o Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Berkshire, SL3 7PR or blynn@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk

Closing date for applications: midday Monday 30th April

 

Interviews to be held: week commencing week commencing 30th April 2018

 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


 

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