Head Teacher, Croydon

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The Robert Fitzroy AcademyCroydon

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L25-L31 depending on experience (outer London)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you want to have an enduring impact on children’s education? Do you want to provide exceptional opportunities for learning?

The Robert Fitzroy Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2012, and has since established itself as a ‘Good’ school. Starting a school ‘from scratch’ is both a great privilege and an enormous undertaking. Our £10million building refurbishment has turned imposing classic, historical buildings into a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment and we are continuing to invest in our setting – offering up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff. The school has worked hard during these formative years to establish its ethos and core values resulting in happy, inspiring learning environment where children are motivated to achieve and where staff are encouraged, supported and developed to continually strive for excellence.

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring leader with a clear strategic vision for improving the school’s effectiveness and raising standards and expectations through strong and exceptional leadership and management. Having now achieved two ‘good’ judgments in our previous OFSTED inspections we now want a leader who will support us towards achieving an outstanding education for our pupils through a highly effective, enriching and well-planned curriculum.

 We can offer:

  • An exciting challenge where you can truly make your mark.
  • The benefits of being part of the forward thinking REAch2 Academy Trust – one of the most successful primary Trusts in the country.
  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country.
  • Strong induction and high levels of support from the REAch2 Central team in order to support the school to make strong improvement towards outstanding.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a dynamic, motivational leader with a proven success record of improving teaching and learning.
  • Has a strong understanding of systems-based leadership to enable them to lead improvement effectively across a large school, including securing accountability at all levels.
  • Will be committed to ensuring the REACh2 touchstones are understood by all stakeholders and embedded in the life of the school.
  • Leads by example and has a track record of raising standards and levels of achievement.
  • Is able to inspire and motivate staff.
  • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community.
  • Has the vision and tenacity to lead the school towards outstanding.

The application process and timetable

You are invited to submit an application form.

Application deadline: 5pm Thursday 19th September, 2019

School Visits: Please telephone the school for an appointment – 020 8662 9700

Shortlisting: Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

Interviews: Monday 30th September 2019

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form separately with their application.

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact the Deputy Regional Director: lucy.ellis@reach2.org

The application process and timetable

Application deadline: 5pm Thursday 19th September 2019
School Visits: Please telephone the school for an appointment – 020 8662 9700
Shortlisting: Week Commencing 23rd September 2019
Interviews: Monday 30th September 2019 

The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.

Pleases forward your completed applications to: recruitment@reach2.org

More about The Robert Fitzroy Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 80 Brampton Road, Croydon, CR0 6JN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86629700
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The Robert Fitzroy Academy

Organisation type: Mainstream

Phase: Primary

Gender: Mixed

Funding Status: State-Academy

Age Range: 4-11

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