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Head of School

Newland St John's Church of England AcademyKingston upon Hull

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust currently has two Church of England Primary Schools based in Hull, St. James’ CE Academy and Newland St. John’s CE Academy. We are looking to appoint a Head of School to work with and support the Executive Principal to provide leadership to Newland St John’s.


All posts at Sentamu Academy Learning Trust involve at all times seeking to further the mission, values and strategic aims of the Trust; accepting responsibility for the implementation of policy, procedures and other guidance as set out in the Staff Handbook and elsewhere; working positively, flexibly and co-operatively both with colleagues and as appropriate with those outside; and the setting of high standards.


All roles involve responsibilities and expectations as set out in the appropriate national standards and in the role specification and documentation.


All members of staff are expected to promote and safeguard the welfare of students in accordance with the Safeguarding Children in Education Act, including maintaining clear professional boundaries in all relationships; to promote an anti-racist, multi-cultural approach. Additional duties may be asked of members of staff as occasion requires.


The generic role specifications attached are offered in good faith as a guide to professional practice in the expectation that staff will seek to approach them in a professional manner.  All role specifications are subject to revision in the light of changing circumstances.


Our Vision

Our vision is really very simple. We aspire to provide a place where children and young people can thrive. The aspirations for our existing academies and those joining us are to establish environments where young people thrive. We want our schools to be places where children and young people thrive as active learners; compassionate, kind and creative individuals; caring and engaged citizens; and spiritual beings. We aim to grow together, to serve one another and nurture our children and young people.


In a world of turmoil, we offer schools the opportunity to concentrate on teaching and learning, providing you with peace of mind as we look after everything else. Sentamu Academy Learning Trust, presents opportunities and expectations that promote success.


As a Trust, we want every young person to experience great teaching, so we place the highest value on developing colleagues at all levels.


By working together, we can ensure:

• all children and young people have a school in which to thrive as learners, as individuals, as citizens and as spiritual beings

• all staff and all governors are nurtured

• all children develop spiritually as well as academically

• no school is left behind regardless of its context and challenges, whether these are around size, rurality or levels of deprivation

• that all governance is highly effective in supporting and challenging the local schools

• a better use of resources by collectively sharing central services

• a provision of effective teachers and support staff, sometimes working across schools in new and imaginative ways

• access to training, support and external validation from a team of highly experienced educational consultants who will also support, question and challenge

• a link to a Teaching School to train the next generation of teachers and to support and develop others

• access to national resources such as capital grants through the EFA and other funding only being made available to MATs


Our Multi-Academy Trust

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust, is a multi-academy trust that will merge with Hope Learning Trust in 2021 to form a mixed Church of England multi-academy trust for primary, secondary and alternative provision schools.


This exciting merger between gives us the chance to continue to develop as one Trust so that everyone in our communities is given the opportunity to thrive. Schools across both of our Trusts have already been working together since September and so we already have a family of schools who share best practice. Each one of our schools has its own distinctive character, identity and strengths which it brings to the Trust so that we all benefit from each other.

We have a very bright future ahead!


Important Dates

Deadline for Applications:    9am, Monday 8 February 2021

Interviews:                                Thursday, 11 February 2021


Good luck with your application and I look forward to hearing from you!

Helen Winn, Chief Executive Officer

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