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Head of School

Mercer's Wood Academy

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

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£44,542 to £49,197 (L6 to L10)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 18
Apply by:
14 September 2017

Job overview

Tall Oaks Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust responsible for three (one junior and two primary) schools in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The schools are united by their commitment to the principles and values of the Trust and a common belief that collaboration and co-operation benefits pupils, parents, staff and the wider community.

This post represent an exceptional opportunity for professional and personal development within a very strong and supportive professional network. We pride ourselves on supporting staff to be highly successful, recognising that success comes in a wide variety of ways, growing a culture of continual improvement where we look to provide the best possible opportunities for staff and pupils. 

The successful candidates will be resilient and knowledgeable primary practitioners with an outstanding record of teaching, will be committed to the journey of continual improvement and recognise the need to understand the school and the community in order to shape and drive a vision for the future and will be expected to take part in essential coaching work with colleagues to impact on learning outcomes for children. The successful candidates will also be expected to fully embrace the MAT ethos of sharing expertise and support across schools.

How to apply 

Interested candidates can download the pack from the advert and apply by clicking on the apply button below.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school informally and meet members of the Executive Leadership Team. To organise a visit please contact Mrs S Wilson or Mrs R Ward on 01427 811516 or by emailing 

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th September 2017, 9.00 am 

Interview Dates: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2017 


Ensure that all safeguarding policies and practices fully meet the latest national guidelines and are published as required.· Ensure all staff are fully trained and aware of their particular responsibilities. Cooperate and work with relevant agencies to protect children The Head of School will contribute to the wider success of Tall Oaks Academy Trust through membership of the Executive Leadership Team, shaping the future of the Trust as it continues to grow.

About Mercer's Wood Academy

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+44 1427 612572

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Situated in a beautiful Victorian building, Mercer’s Wood Academy achieved Outstanding in its Ofsted inspection in 2014. 

We are fortunate to have outstanding, forward thinking staff who continually develop their practice and empower our children to be the source of our own success. We believe that partnership is key and regularly hold events to celebrate our children's many achievements in school.  In addition to this, we also ensure that the children’s time at Mercer's Wood Academy is both nurturing and fulfilling, with a range of positive learning experiences.  We achieve our high standards and progress by teaching and learning through an exciting, creative curriculum drawing upon our outdoor learning areas as well as our well-equipped, spacious and supportive indoor learning environments. 

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