Headteacher, Southampton

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Hamwic Education TrustSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-L24 plus reasonable relocation expenses
Contract term: Permanent

Location: Hollybrook Infant and Hollybrook Junior School, Southampton
Role: Headteacher across Hollybrook Infant and Hollybrook Junior Schools

Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April 2019


The federated Local Governing Body of Hollybrook Infant and Hollybrook Junior Schools is seeking a visionary, experienced and innovative leader with the ambition to continue developing the work achieved so far in both Hollybrook schools in Southampton. This is a unique opportunity to oversee and lead two separate schools, continuing to work on further joining up childrens’ transition from one to the other. Our new Headteacher will inspire and bring out the best in staff, have resilience and drive, and have a proven track-record of delivering strong educational outcomes.


  • Is currently an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader
  • Has a strong track-record of success in their current role and experience in a primary setting
  • Has a proven track record of success in raising pupil attainment across the primary phase
  • Will empower and inspire staff to be the best they can be
  • Is innovative and passionate about improving educational standards
  • Will build upon our good relationships within the schools, across partnerships and in the wider community


Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the recruitment pack and complete the application form which can be found at www.hamwic.org.  Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@hamwic.org

If you would like a tour of the school, please contact Nigel Reichelt (Chair of Governors) by emailing nigel.reichelt@hollybrookschools.co.uk

Tour dates will be agreed.


At Hollybrook we believe that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. We were praised in our recent Ofsted inspection for having ‘high aspirations for our pupils’. We aim to provide a caring, positive environment, where our c.400 pupils can thrive, develop and learn. We believe every child is unique and we go out of our way to ensure they have the education that equips them to fulfil their ambitions. We support this within our inclusive and diverse community through a broad, creative and skills-based curriculum. Our parents and carers are supportive and enthusiastic. Being an academy in a large multi-academy Trust enables us to work closely with, and be supported by, other local schools.

The Hollybrook schools joined the Trust, with other local schools, in 2012. The schools continue to work collaboratively together and have access to the Trust’s experienced advisory team. The Trust also provides managed services to support key school business functions.

The schools are part of the Jefferys Education Partnership, which is one of the six regional partnerships that form the Hamwic Education Trust.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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More about Hamwic Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Unit E, The Mill Yard, Nursling Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 8078 6833