Inspiring Children, Improving Lives
The Trustees of Castle Phoenix Trust wish to appoint an inspirational leader to the position of Headteacher at Hill Farm Primary School.
There has never been a better time to join Hill Farm. It is a popular school with three forms of entry serving a culturally rich and diverse community, judged as good in all five Ofsted categories in April 2015. The Headteacher will build on this to lead the school forward to provide excellent opportunities, support and challenge for all pupils so that they reach their potential in a caring and exciting learning environment.
Castle Phoenix Trust currently comprises three secondary schools and two primary schools. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place people want to work. We invest in ensuring the quality of our relationships, fostering and building strong teams to share good and innovative practice, to promote learners’ achievements and to be the best that we can be.
The ethos behind the Trust is one of sustainable school improvement through shared understanding and collaboration whilst ensuring that head teachers are seen as the leading professional in their schools retaining their autonomy. Our Trust values; respect to all from all, a positive attitude, resilience and a determination to achieve our best, passion for learning, innovation and collaboration are the foundations that underpin what the Trust offers to staff and its continuous improvement philosophy.
We invite applications from existing Headteachers or experienced Deputy Headteachers who have vision and commitment. The Board of Trustees will appoint someone who:
• Has exceptional interpersonal skills, with an approachable manner, sense of humour and the ability to capture the hearts of our children whilst realising the potential of all staff,
• Is a visible leader with a proven track record of school improvement with the drive to ensure all pupils exceed expectations
• Models best practice, with the knowledge, skills and expertise to develop and build on effective systems
• Will work collaboratively with Castle Phoenix Trust to identify strengths and ‘even better ifs’ and to develop consistently outstanding practice
• Is reflective, with good communication and listening skills, able to recognise strengths whilst sensitively managing change.
The Trust would support the successful candidate in all aspects of school life and can offer:
• Outstanding professional development through the Trust and our well established Teaching School Alliance (TSA)
• Colleagues who are dedicated, caring and committed to excellence, hard-working, enthusiastic and well-behaved children and supportive parents and carers
• An inclusive and nurturing environment
• Collaboration and cross phase working with the support of dedicated leaders and SLEs
• A committed and knowledgeable board of Trustees that supports the school on its journey so that children achieve the very best
• Central services support for finance, premise management, HR and governance to enable school leaders to focus on teaching and learning
Visits and applications: Visits to the school so that you can come to see us in action are strongly encouraged and will be warmly welcomed. We would be delighted to meet you and talk about the opportunity. To arrange a visit or discuss the role in more detail, please contact the Trust HR Team on 02476 444822. We have organised dedicated visiting times as follows:
• Tuesday 5th March 9.30 am to 10.30 am
• Wednesday 6th March 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
• Tuesday 12th March 9.30 am to 10.30 am
Please email HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk to book your visit.
Application packs are available from the HR Director, Emma Over or visit our website www.hillfarmprimary.co.uk or https://castlephoenixtrust.org.uk/job-opportunities/ to download further details. Application forms to be returned to Emma Over on HumanResources@caludoncastle.co.uk
Application deadline: 9.00 am on Monday 18 March 2019
Interviews: 26 and 27 March 2019
The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.