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Principal and Executive Head of School

Wellsway SchoolKeynsham, South East Bristol

Ref: 01/09/2021

A career defining opportunity

Required for September 2021, an exceptional and experienced leader to take on a unique role combining the leadership of Wellsway School with executive support for IKB Academy.

Wellsway School is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive (NOR 1266) that shares a large site in Keynsham with IKB Academy, a 14-19 STEM studio school (NOR 185).

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding school leader to further their strategic leadership experience through combining the role of principal with that of an executive leader.

In addition, the post holder will have the opportunity to work closely with the two primary phase schools that also share the campus.

The schools are part of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust that runs 13 schools across the West of England. The successful applicant will be part of the wider trust leadership team, with the opportunity to undertake school improvement work across the trust.

Closing date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Interviews are likely to be held: w/c 15 March 2021

No agencies please

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development for our staff.
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow.
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across our multi academy trust.
  • An energised and professional working environment

Benefits include: pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

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Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process.  For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply  for a satisfactory  enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening  and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check  in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.

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