Headteacher, Peterborough

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Lime Academy WatergallPeterborough

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 - L26
Contract term: Permanent

Lime Academy Watergall is an inclusive 2 form entry Primary School in Bretton, Peterborough. There are currently 360 children on roll from a wide range of backgrounds. Our children have high energy levels which is demonstrated through their enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning. Lime Academy Watergall prides itself in working closely with families to ensure that the children receive the best education available to them both at school and at home.

Lime Academy Watergall has recently converted from a maintained community school to an academy with the Lime Trust. The Trust and the Academy Council are working together to make sure we appoint excellent leaders to take Lime Academy Watergall from Requiring Improvement to Good or Outstanding.

Lime Trust is an expanding multi-academy trust, with schools in London and Peterborough. The ethos of Lime Trust is to put children first. Our commitment to our staff is to seek out, grow and develop ambitious leaders, providing outstanding Continuous Professional Learning opportunities for all our staff. Strong leadership structures ensure that all staff are well supported whilst also setting clear expectations for all to follow. Lime Trust believes in building capacity and expertise from within, providing excellent opportunities to Trust schools through central resources and a school-to-school support programme.

The curriculum we offer aims to prepare and develop children’s academic, social and emotional skills, in order that they will achieve their potential in life. ‘Aiming High, Including All’ is our school strap that we fully believe in and expect all children, parents, staff and Governors to adhere to. Recent developments have seen us build on our partnership with Apple, with a clear vision developed to deliver one-to-one iPad in years 5 and 6, with shared iPad in years 1-4.

The Lime Academy Watergall team are looking to develop and increase the leadership capacity within the school to drive forward the school improvement targets and raise standards and aspirations of our children. The right candidate will be able to coach individuals as well as talent-spot future leaders. They should also lead by example, sharing their understanding and knowledge of outstanding teaching and learning to develop the practice of others.

We would like to hear from you, if you:

  • Wish to join a dynamic team
  • Are an excellent practitioner and leader of learning with high expectations
  • Are energised by opportunities to develop and share your practice
  • Are an ambitious leader with proven, successful leadership/headship experience
  • Are committed to continued professional learning
  • The successful individual will have:

    • A positive can do attitude with a track record of success
    • A commitment to driving standards of performance
    • Excellent communication and organisational skills
    • Resilience, humour and a sense of purpose
    • We offer:

      • A competitive salary
      • An experienced Board of Trustees
      • A supportive working environment, where talents are valued and nurtured
      • Opportunities to develop and a commitment to continuing professional learning
      • Please call Laura Fisher to arrange a visit and discuss this role on 01733 264 238 or email


        If you are interested in this position, please then download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent by email to laura.fisher@limeacademywatergall.london

        Closing date: Thursday 14th September 2017, 12 noon
        Shortlisting: Thursday 14th September 2017
        Interviews: 20th September 2017

        We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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        More about Lime Academy Watergall
        Type: Mainstream School
        Phase: Primary
        Funding status: State - Academy
        Gender: Mixed
        Age Range: 5 - 11 years
        Address: Watergall, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 8NX, United Kingdom
        Telephone: +44 1733 264238