Headteacher, Cambridgeshire

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The Shade Primary SchoolCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12 – L16 (L14 - L18 with Director of Primary Curriculum) (dependent upon qualifications, skills and experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Headteacher for The Shade Primary School, with Director of Primary Curriculum for the Staploe Education Trust

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced school leader to lead a thriving school and, for the right candidate, to lead the development of curriculum across the three primary schools in our highly collegial and innovative local Trust.

The Shade opened in September 2013 with a clear vision for excellence. The values of Building Learning Power are securely embedded and have shaped a school in which children love to learn and teachers are passionate about teaching. Our staff and community are proud of their involvement with the school. We are looking for a Headteacher who will lead the school in its next phase of expansion, while enriching and strengthening the ethos which underpins our vision for The Shade.

The Shade works closely with other local schools, especially those within our Trust where senior leaders have Trust-wide roles to develop and share expertise. Our Trust senior leaders provide strong support for one another and valuable capacity for sustained school improvement. Our schools have developed high confidence in maths mastery approaches and, with our secondary school colleagues, are currently working to improve curriculum and assessment in science and modern foreign languages.

This headship represents a wonderful opportunity for a creative senior leader who would love to develop curriculum at The Shade as it opens its first classes in Upper Key Stage Two. As Director of Curriculum, there are many areas ripe for exploration and collaboration across the Trust.

Our Trust provides a full range of support for school management, leaving the Headteacher to focus on school values, learning, leading teaching and ensuring the safety and welfare of our children. We seek a leader with ambition and the skills to harness the interests and expertise of our colleagues at The Shade, and across the Trust, to deliver learning experiences which will inspire and transform the lives of all our children.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mrs K Tye, Trust Executive PA at ktye@soham-college.org.uk

If you are interested in this opportunity and require further information, a full application pack can be found at www.staploeeducationtrust.org/vacancies. We are unable to accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 19 March 2018.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March 2018.

Staploe Education Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities, to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, and medical checks.

Staploe Education Trust. Executive Headteacher Dr Carin Taylor

Schools in our Trust: Soham Village College; Kennett Primary School; The Shade Primary School; The Weatheralls Primary School



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More about The Shade Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: The Shade, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5DE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1353 724102