Headteacher, Croydon

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Paxton Academy Sports & ScienceCroydon

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Start date: Start Date – April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary £76,551.25 - £88,056.25 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for a new, exciting and unique opportunity to lead a vibrant and diverse community primary school?

Paxton Primary Academy Sports and Science is a 2 form entry Primary School in Thornton Heath, Croydon.  It joined Wandle Learning Trust in July 2019 and there are exciting plans for its future including a new state of the art building (April 2020).

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced and visionary leader able to rise to the challenge? 

Our school now needs an inspiring permanent Head to take the school to the next important stage of its school improvement journey.  You would either be an existing Head or an experienced Deputy with extensive leadership experience. 

Are you passionate about education and inspiring children for the future?

 In addition to the opportunity to work with highly rewarding children, we can offer you:

- The support of a forward-thinking Trust with comprehensive expertise in all curriculum areas via our Teaching School and Maths, Early Years and English Hubs  

- The autonomy to plan outstanding provision in the best interests of your local school community.      

- An authentic school-level partnership with Chesterton Primary and Chestnut Grove Academy – the founding members of the Wandle Learning Trust.

Contact Mark Siswick, Executive Headteacher Wandle Learning Trust for further information on 07858 139101

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from www.wandlelearningtrust.org.uk. 

Alternatively, an information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

Your completed application form must be returned to recruitment@wandlelearningtrust.org.uk

Closing Date: 16th February 2020 (at midnight)

Shortlisting: Week commencing 17th February 2020

Selection process: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Paxton Academy Sports and Science

159 Brigstock Rd 

Thornton Heath


Tel: 020 8683 2308

Email: recruitment@wandlelearningtrust.org.uk

Interim Executive Headteacher: Karen Simpson 

More about Paxton Academy Sports & Science
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 159 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey, CR7 7JP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 683 2308
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