Head Teacher, Bedford

Closing date:Expiring today

Shackleton Primary SchoolBedford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L24 (£51, 234 - £69,673)
Contract term: Permanent

Shackleton Primary School are looking to appoint a Head Teacher to be the driving force for its journey as an Academy to provide exceptional education for all its students.

Shackleton is a growing school located in the heart of its catchment area, and since converting from a lower school in 2014 has increased to a three form entry school. There is still further capacity in each year group and a need for improvement in the academic achievements of students. Therefore Shackleton needs an ambitious and dedicated Head Teacher who shares the belief of achieving the highest standards academically in an inclusive setting.

There are significant opportunities for your professional development through the HEART Academies Trust Family of Schools and you will not be alone in this journey. You will have support and challenge from the Chief Executive Officer and the wider team. You will be working with other Head Teachers who share your goals and ambitions and who all go the extra mile to secure success for our children.

You will be joining a high innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation, so we are seeking outstanding candidates who can deliver our vision of exceptional education. Your strong leadership and ability to provide effective support to colleagues will enable us to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Head Teacher or experienced Deputy Head Teacher to lead a fantastic school and create the learning environment our children deserve.

If you are passionate, looking for an exciting opportunity and to make a real impact we would welcome your application for the role of Head Teacher at Shackleton Primary School.

How to Apply

For a confidential conversation or to arrange a school visit please contact George Cunningham at Academicis on (Direct) 01223 907 976, (Switch board) 01223 907 979, (Mobile) 07554 118997 or email gcunningham@academicis.co.uk

All completed applications to be sent to George Cunningham via email: gcunningham@academicis.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 20th May.


HEART Academies Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity, recruiting with care and to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory pre-employment checks, an enhanced DBS check and references.



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More about Shackleton Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Pearcey Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9LZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1234 352912
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Shackleton is part of HEART Academies Trust, a new multi-academy trust formed with 3 primary schools and one secondary school in 2017. Our vision is to create a family of academies at the heart of their community improving life chances for all, throu...