Head of School, Barnsley

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The Forest AcademyBarnsley

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16 - 22
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Forest Academy is an extraordinary school in the heart of Kendray. The school has enjoyed considerable success. Staff, pupils and parents are very proud of what they have achieved, together.

We now seek a very special person to lead our next phase of development; to continue to nurture an exceptional staff team and to fill the days at Forest with fun, love and learning. If this sounds like a job you can rise to – then we want to hear from you!

Wellspring Academy Trust is a thriving trust with an excellent track record in school improvement. This role offers a leadership pathway for an ambitious and dynamic individual who is determined to make a difference. As Head of School at Forest, you will be guaranteed excellent professional development and support. As a Wellspring leader, you will benefit from many opportunities to collaborate, share and strengthen in a climate of mutual support and high regard.

In partnership with the Executive Principal, the successful candidate will work closely with sister schools Oakwell Rise Primary Academy and Oakhill Primary Academy to develop the very best of primary school provision. We believe that three schools working closely together can create opportunities that are more difficult to imagine working alone, and we are beginning to reap the awards of our shared working. This is an excellent opportunity to author the future and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to an exceptional team.

If you want to make a very real difference to the children, families and staff at The Forest Academy, we highly recommend an informal conversation with Executive Principal, Sam Bailey. Please contact Chloe Wormleighton on 01226 720747 to begin the next phase of your leadership journey. 

The Forest Academy and Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview. 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post. 

To request an application pack please download the documents on this advertisement, or email c.wormleighton@wellspringacademies.org.uk to request one. 

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More about The Forest Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Thornton Road, Kendray, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 3NG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 284719
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