Headteacher, Bournemouth

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Hill View Primary SchoolBournemouth
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Start date: 1 January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (£63,779 - £74,615 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking an Inspirational Head Teacher for one of its Primary Schools in Bournemouth to start on 1 January 2019, due to the retirement of the current postholder.

We are looking for a Head Teacher with energy, passion and resilience to build on a culture of high expectations, achieving the best outcomes for all students.

The School: Hill View is a large and successful primary school in Bournemouth that recently joined Reach South Academy Trust. Hill View has built a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality learning opportunities for its pupils and career opportunities for its staff.  This is a school that is at the heart of its community. Hill View is a three form entry school that provides a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment for every child. It does this through an integrated curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and the values and ethos that really ties it all together. Children are exposed to the school’s learning values from very early on. 

Background: Reach South is a new and dynamic charitable education Trust based in the South West. First established in Plymouth with eight founding primary academies; these were subsequently joined in November 2017 by its first Special Academy, based in Wiltshire, and then very recently, by two further primary academies in Bournemouth during March this year.

Reach South is a part of the REACH family of MATs. The founding Trust, REAch2 Academy Trust, was launched by its founder Sir Steve Lancashire in 2012 and now operates 55 primary academies across the Midlands and South East of England. Reach South operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with real autonomy, whilst also ensuring a strong ethos of support and collaboration across our schools.  

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across the all parts of the organisation. Therefore, we are looking for an outstanding individual to help support the Trust centrally with its day to day activities and planning for the exciting developments that lay ahead.

Contact and Process: If you are a Head Teacher who is talented, dynamic, enthusiastic and creative – we would be delighted to hear from you! 

Visits to the school are both encouraged and welcomed. Please call the school office (01202 514109) or email office@hillview.bournemouth.sch.uk to make arrangements. 

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Findlay-Cobb,  Regional Director of Education on 07392 866263 or email: sarah.cobb@reachsouth.org or Jeff Bray, Chair of Governors on jbray@hillview.bournemouth.sch.uk 

For an application pack please contact the recruitment Team at recruitment@reachsouth.org 

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Monday 21st May 2018 at 12 noon.

Interviews – at Hill View Primary School, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form separately with their application.  



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Address: Hill View Road, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 5BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 512813