Headteacher, Sunderland

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Southmoor Academy TrustSunderland

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L29 – L35 (£78,359 - £90,773)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

“School leaders are determined that the school will improve.  They have an unshakable belief in the potential of their pupils.”  Ofsted March 2018

 If you share our unshakable belief we want to hear from you.  We are seeking a Headteacher to help us transform belief into reality.  In return we offer you the opportunity to develop and prove yourself as a high quality senior leader in a supportive aspirational environment. 

Headteacher: Sandhill View Academy

Starting date: Negotiable  

Salary: L29 – L35 (£78,359 - £90,773)

Would you like to lead a school where according to Ofsted (March 2018): 

• Morale is high among staff  

• Teachers, subject leaders and staff are enthusiastic and positive about the school’s current position and its ability to improve further 

 • Pupils agree that the school is getting better 

 • There is now a strong team with clarity about the areas that they need to improve further

 • Subject leaders are now taking the necessary steps [and] with the decisive action of senior leaders, this is leading to stronger teaching.  

• Leaders have used the momentum of these changes to create an aspirational and ambitious culture for the school 

 Following the successful promotion of the current post holder, Sandhill View Academy is seeking a new Headteacher who can add the required strength of leadership to secure strong academic progress. In so doing you will offer:  

• a proven track record in raising whole school achievement to national levels and above

 • a no compromise approach to securing the best academic outcomes and future opportunities for pupils 

• the highest expectations of yourself and others 

• drive and total focus on moving Sandhill View’s Overall Effectiveness from ‘RI’ to ‘Good’ by the next inspection (expected late 2020) 

Southmoor Multi Academy Trust offers you:

 • Experienced and highly effective MAT leaders who will draw upon the wider resources of the Trust to support you

 • A highly successful sixth form with a national profile as Oxford University’s  ‘OxNet’ hub, serving the North East region  

• Governors [who] share the high aspirations and determination of leaders (Ofsted)

 • High morale amongst staff and pupils (Ofsted) 

• School leaders who are determined that the school will continue to improve and have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses (Ofsted) 

• Access to the MAT’s unique ‘Smart Working’ scheme which supports staff to achieve a better work –life balance! 

• The prospect of future progression to become a statutory headteacher and beyond. We invest in talent!   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00 am on Friday 29th June 2018. Applications should be returned to Samantha Ferry, HR Manager: Ferry.S@sandhillview.com 

Prospective applicants are warmly invited to have an informal chat about the role and arrange a visit during school hours prior to application/interview. Please contact Samantha Ferry on the email address above or alternatively via telephone 07891560238. 

Please visit Sandhill View Academy’s website for further details: www.sandhillview.com. 

Southmoor Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Southmoor Academy, Ryhope Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2 7TF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 594 9991