Finedon Infant School
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Finedon Infant School
Finedon Schools’ Profile
The Irthlingborough & Finedon Trust and the Local Governing Body of Finedon Infant and Finedon Mulso CE Junior School are looking to appoint a Head Teacher.
If you’re an inspirational leader seeking an exciting leadership opportunity, and want to make your mark, read on!
We have great opportunity for an experienced and qualified professional with drive and creativity, who is passionate about making a positive difference to children’s learning. You will work under the guidance of an outstanding Executive Head Teacher, who the Trust is currently recruiting, and who will support you with the school improvement process and, develop you professionally.
Finedon Infant School and Finedon Mulso Junior School formally federated in 2011 and have shared the same Head Teacher since 2009. In April 2015 the schools joined with the Infants and Junior Schools in nearly Irthlingborough to form a Multi Academy Trust. Both schools are 1.5 form entry with a potential combined roll of 315 – the current roll is 290. Virtually every pupil transfers from the Infant School to the Junior School. There are two Reception classes and three mixed age classes in each of Years 1/2, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6. As the Junior School is a Church of England School, there are strong links with the local Parish Church, St. Mary the Virgin and daily worship is in the Christian tradition. The school benefits from the local incumbent, Rev. Richard Coles.
Although technically two schools, on different sites, the schools work together as one; share staff meetings; a common School Improvement Plan, and shared subject leaders. There is a strong commitment to excellence, recognising the importance of high standards of achievement and behaviour within a stimulating learning environment. At the last inspections in late 2013, both schools were graded as ‘Good’ by OFSTED who recognised that our children are well behaved and make good progress as they are supported and encouraged by a committed and skilled staff team and dedicated Governing Body. Since then, the schools have continued to improve, grow stronger are performing very well.
The Irthlingborough and Finedon Learning Trust (IFLT) was formed in April 2015. We are a Multi Academy Trust, and our schools are Irthlingborough Nursery & Infant School, Irthlingborough Junior School, Finedon Infant School and Finedon Mulso CE Junior School, and we are located in East Northamptonshire. The four schools have collaborated for many years as the two small towns of Irthlingborough and Finedon are just over a 1 mile apart. The Irthlingborough schools share the same site and children and the two heads work closely with each other. All four schools have been categorised as ‘Good’ schools by Ofsted.
Our Trust ethos is Stronger together for all our children. Since conversion the Head Teachers have worked hard to develop collaborative working between our schools, this focus will remain and under the leadership of the Executive Head Teacher, will continue to develop and embed.
Our ideal candidates will:
- be enthusiastic and have a flexible approach to work;
- be fully committed to our ethos of collaboration;
- have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils;
- be an outstanding leader with proven experience of accelerating progress and raising standards;
- have proven experience of whole-school leadership and the ability to communicate a clear vision for school improvement;
- be able to effectively evaluate a school’s performance, identify appropriate intervention strategies to enhance school standards;
- inspire others to work and lead changes across their school and across the Trust;
- have the ability to work as part of a forward-looking strategic team.
- actively support the church school ethos at Finedon Mulso CE Junior School.
We can offer:
- a dedicated, professional and motivated team of staff who are passionate about providing the very best opportunities for our children;
- a culture of collaboration and support to develop best-practice;
- a Board of Directors and Governors of the schools who are competent, hardworking and committed;
- an Executive Head Teacher who will support and lead you in your role
- supportive parents;
- an engaging learning environment;
- most importantly, lovely children .
We see this as an exciting opportunity for the right person and we look forward to welcoming this person to our team. Could this person be you?