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Job details
Employer Burrowmoor Primary School
Location March, Cambridgeshire
Salary Leadership scale L22 to L29 subject to experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Burrowmoor School is a two form entry, co-educational primary school with circa 452 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 17 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. To maintain progress an Executive Headteacher, who is also the Principal of the local Active Learning Trust secondary academy has been appointed. Following the departure of Burrowmoor’s current Head, 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, Christina Hegarty, at Veredus, on 0207 932 4204, providing details of your current position and a contact telephone number. You can email her at

Visits to the school are actively encouraged please call Christina Hegarty 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: Midday, Monday 3rd July 2017
Shortlisting: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Final Panel Interviews: Week commencing Monday 10th July 2017

About the employer

Information about Burrowmoor Primary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 5 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Burrowmoor Road
PE15 9RP
United Kingdom
+44 1354 661149