CEO/Executive Headteacher, Essex

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The Appleton SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £140,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Appleton School is an 11 – 18 School of 1,619 students

Woodlands School is an 11 - 16 School of 1,600 students   Woodlands School    


Salary up to £140k 

We seek to appoint an exceptional CEO/Executive Headteacher as we develop our Multi-Academy Trust. 

The Benfleet Schools Trust currently comprises The Appleton School, Benfleet and Woodlands School, Basildon. Both are oversubscribed schools and are highly regarded by the communities they serve.  

This role offers the opportunity for someone to perform the function of Executive Headteacher at The Appleton School and Woodlands School and develop the Trust through the role of CEO. Candidates are likely to have had experience of successful Headship and additional support will be given for the developing role of CEO.

The successful candidate will share our belief that both schools can provide learners with a world class education. 

We are interested in an application from you if you are passionate about teaching and learning, can motivate and inspire others and base your strategies on strong skills of analysis and evaluation.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.  

Only applications submitted on the Benfleet Schools Trust’s application form will be considered. A full application pack can be downloaded below.


Tours of the schools will be available on Wednesday 4th March 2020 or Friday 6th March 2020 by arrangement.   Please contact Julia Binstead, HR Manager by email or by telephone on   01268 794215 ext #223. They will commence at 9.15am and will include both schools.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am, 16th March 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 17th March 2020 

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020 at The Appleton School and Woodlands School . 

We welcome applications regardless of any of the Protected Characteristics.

More about The Appleton School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Croft Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5RN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1268 794215
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The Appleton School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school in Essex serving students between the ages of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Benfleet has approximately 1,500 students on record. 

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