Burrowmoor School is a two- form entry, co-educational primary school with circa 450 pupils on roll, located in March in the Isle of Ely area of Cambridgeshire. The school converted to academy status in 2013, joining the Active Learning Trust, a MAT currently comprised of 21 schools arranged as 3 hubs based in Ipswich, Lowestoft and Cambridgeshire.
Formerly a good school, Burrowmoor was placed in special measures in March 2015. A relentless focus on improvement led to a Requires Improvement judgement at its last Ofsted inspection in November 2016 and has been on a journey of improvement since. To maintain progress an Executive Headteacher, who is also the Principal of the local Active Learning Trust secondary academy and a National Leader of Education has been appointed and the school is currently safely in the hands of a long-term interim Headteacher this academic year.
The trust is now looking to appoint a Headteacher to:
- Provide the inspirational leadership that will motivate children and staff to achieve their full potential
- Establish a clear vision for continuous improvement that both builds on the school’s strengths and successes and introduces rapid change where needed
- Set the highest expectations for the quality of learning and teaching enabling all children to develop a passion for learning
- Direct and empower the senior leadership teams within Burrowmoor and across the local Trust schools to achieve their school improvement objectives
Currently a Headteacher or an outstanding Deputy, you have a demonstrable track record of raising standards and the ambition, skills and experience to lead a school offering challenge and opportunity in equal measure. An innovative leader and a hands on operational manager, you possess a deep understanding of curriculum development and teaching and learning. You have the ability to galvanise and motivate staff and students, enthuse parents and carers and raise the profile of your school within its local community.
In return for your energy, integrity and enthusiasm, we offer you the opportunity to lead a popular, over-subscribed and well-resourced school with fantastic children and excellent facilities for the age-range. You will receive support and challenge from a highly regarded academy trust, which is committed to achieving excellence in educational delivery and student attainment. At the same time you will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to a number of exciting Trust-wide school improvement initiatives on coaching, leadership, teaching, learning and assessment.
If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, have an informal discussion or need any further information please contact our retained consultant, John Carter, at Veredus, on 0207 932 4205, providing details of your current position and a contact telephone number. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visits to the school are actively encouraged please call John Carter to arrange.
To apply, complete the application form which can be sent out by our retained consultants at Veredus, submitting a supporting statement, setting out the relevant experience, skills and competencies you will bring to the role and your vision for Burrowmoor School. Please quote reference 929963 with any electronic submission.
Closing date for applications: Noon 19 February 2018
Interviews: week commencing 26 February 2018.