Head of Primary Academy, Grantham

Closing date:

West Grantham Academy St John'sGrantham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Scale 15-20 (£55,600-£62,863)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Primary Academy

The West Grantham Academy St John’s

Required for September 2018 or sooner

Leadership Point 15 to Leadership Point 20 (£55,600 to £62,863), 

or by negotiation for an exceptional candidate 

The West Grantham Academy St John’s is a primary academy serving approximately 322 students, Nursery to year 6, living in the surrounding catchment area. 

Following an Ofsted report in February 2017, the academy was placed in special measures. During the academy’s transition staff and the Board of Directors (governing body) are committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning and raising standards. 

You will lead the team at The West Grantham Academy St John’s in supporting all its students to make outstanding progress. This is a critical role as the school goes through a period of significant change, and one for which we hope any candidate applying will feel passionate and energised about in relation to working effectively to achieve the positive developments required to ensure our students receive high quality educational provision in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with our Trust to improve the quality of education provided at the school and ensure its future success. As Head of Primary Academy, you will be working with a strong Trust Board, Executive Headteacher and a strong leadership team and you will liaise closely with the Executive Headteacher within the Trust. It is currently supported by an NLE as it addresses the Post-Ofsted Action Plan. Consequently, you are not expected to undertake this task on your own but, equally, leaders and governors can’t do this without the right person as Head of Primary Academy in place.

For further information about the academy, please visit www.wgacademiestrust.org.uk

The closing date is noon on Friday 26 January 2018 and interviews will take place during week commencing Monday 5 February 2018. 

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and show you around the academy and we invite you to contact Julie Swatton, Clerk to the Board of Directors, on 01476 589261 or by email to julie.swatton@wgacademy.org.uk

The West Grantham Academy St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.


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More about West Grantham Academy St John's
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Lower site, Trent Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7XQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1476 563963
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St John’s is a welcoming church school community, where there is a strong emphasis on caring for, supporting and listening to pupils. 

Our pupils at St John’s approach their work in a happy and enthusiastic manner.  The principle a...