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Job details
Employer West Grantham Academy St John's
Location Grantham
Salary Leadership Pay Scale 15-20 (£55,049 - £62,240)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018


Head of School

The West Grantham Academy St John’s

Required for January 2018

Salary Range/Grade: Leadership Point 15 to Leadership Point 20 (£55,049 to £62,240)

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

Following a critical Ofsted report in February 2017, the academy was placed in special measures. It is currently supported by an NLE and EOS Education as it addresses the Post-Ofsted Action Plan. 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 John’s in supporting all its students to make outstanding progress. This is a critical role as the  academy goes through a period of significant change. 

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 School, 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. 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 School in place.

For further information about the role and to complete an online application form please click on the link or visit  The closing date is 5.00 pm on Sunday 15 October 2017 and interviews will take place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October 2017. 

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

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.


About the employer


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...

Information about West Grantham Academy St John's
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Lower site
Trent Road
NG31 7XQ
United Kingdom
+44 1476 573 162