Head of School, Northampton

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Malcolm Arnold Prep SchoolNorthampton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,000-£60,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Head of School. This role at Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School could be the ideal next step in your career.  

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.  

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens. We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them. 

About the role 

The Head of School is accountable to the Executive Principal and Trust for ensuring the educational success of the School within the overall framework of relevant legislation, best practice and available resources made available by the David Ross Education Trust. 

Who we are looking for

 • Good degree with QTS and a nationally recognised leadership certificate (i.e. NPQH or Teaching Leaders).  

• Qualified teacher status with at least 5 years teaching experience in a primary school setting 

• Experience as a successful Head Teacher or Deputy/Assistant Head in a similar school 

• Clear evidence of successful management of whole school improvement strategies and effective school development planning 

• Clear evidence of having raised standards of achievement at all levels.  Successful experience of curriculum leadership and development. 

• Clear evidence of being an outstanding classroom practitioner; with strategic management, resource management, development planning, personnel management and financial management skills 

• Successful management of monitoring and evaluation strategies of quality of teaching and learning, student outcomes, quality of provision and efficiency 

• Successful experience of promoting equality and diversity, inclusion and appropriate strategies for children with special educational needs 

• Successful experience of working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds 

• In-depth knowledge and understanding of current educational priorities 

• Strong knowledge of the national curriculum programme for early years and key stages 1 and 2. 

• Able to develop and maintain good relationships with staff, parents, governors and the community 

• Ability to work flexibly, including some weekends, evenings as and when required. 

About The David Ross Education Trust 

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. 

Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. 

Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year. 

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them. 

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. 

We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies. 

Apply now - click apply to complete your application on-line, by 23 February 2018.  

Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Trinity Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1476 566801