Head of School, Bedford (Kempston based)

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Springfield Primary SchoolBedford (Kempston based)

Date posted:
Start date: summer term of 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of School  

Grade: L11 - 16 

Springfield Primary School, Kempston, Bedford 

Number on Roll: 332

Due to the retirement of our Head at Springfield Primary School, the Governors and Board of the Challenger Multi Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspiring Head of School for the summer term 2018.   

This is a perfect opportunity for a dynamic and talented leader, with a proven track record of raising achievement and improving teaching and learning in their school, to work with a great community of children, staff and parents at Springfield Primary School. 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims, values and ethos of The Challenger Multi Academy Trust – Embrace Challenge: Expect Excellence and a proven track record of delivering excellent outcomes for pupils.  

As Head of school we can offer you the following:  

• A challenging but rewarding opportunity to lead our school forward 

• A welcoming school committed to improvement

• A dedicated staff team

• Executive Head support 

• A support network within the Trust 

• A supportive and challenging governing body  

If you would like to work in a Trust of schools that is committed to providing children with an ‘outstanding’ learning experience, aims to continually develop and grow, and where teamwork and the professional development of all staff is important, we would love to hear from you. 

Our ideal candidate will: 

Have current senior leadership experience. 

Share our vision of transforming learning to raise aspiration, secure an enjoyment and love of learning and develop a sense of pride in all that we do. 

Put children at the heart of everything they do.

Be an outstanding and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards. 

Be an excellent leader with a passion and commitment to improving the life chances of our children. 

Have a proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others.

Be a creative thinker.  

Have the ability to drive forward developments in our curriculum.

Be able to develop effective partnerships with staff, governors, parents and the wider community in order to drive forward change and shape the future direction of Springfield Primary School.  

This vacancy is a full time position with no fixed teaching commitment. There is, however, an expectation that the successful candidate can lead by example and has the skills to model high quality teaching and learning.   

Candidates interested in this role are strongly encouraged to visit the school prior to application.  To make an appointment please contact Joanne Carr on 01234 290900 or email jcarr@challengermat.org

Closing date:  Midday Tuesday 30th January 2018

Initial interview: Monday 5th February 2018

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 10 years
Address: Orchard Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 306000