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  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £65,000 - £75,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931083
  • Sector: Education
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Job description Date posted: 07/12/2018

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Closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 11 January 2019

Isle of Ely Primary school in Ely Cambridgeshire is seeking a Headteacher to take forward the continuing journey of this ‘Good’ and growing school. Currently with 285 pupils Isle of Ely will grow in the next few years to become a 630-pupil full primary school with nursery at the heart of its community and be a major education provider for the beautiful cathedral city of Ely.

Opened in 2014 this is a state-of-the-art new build school with all of the facilities and advantages which our spacious and high-quality site gives us. You will be replacing an executive Headteacher now that it is time to provide dedicated Headship to this strong and growing school and be taking the school on the next steps to complete its growth and development ambitions.

This is a rare opportunity to make your mark on the next steps of our journey towards providing outstanding education, and to have the chance to do so in this lovely setting which has the firm foundations of being a Good school in all its aspects.

The school has always been with the Active Learning Trust since doors opened in 2014. The multi academy Trust comprises of 21 schools across the east of England. As most of these are primary schools, and as 10 of the schools are based in Cambridgeshire you will be joining a vibrant local hub of Trust schools in their mutual support and sharing of good practice.

Our new Headteacher will:

Provide the inspirational and secure leadership that will motivate children and staff alike to achieve their full potential.
• Establish a clear vision for continuous improvement that builds on the school’s strengths and successes and have a dedication to developing the passion for learning
• Engage new families and the local community in the continuing growth of the school, and
• Direct, develop, and empower the senior leadership team within the school and across the Trust to achieve their school improvement objectives and their own management skills and abilities.

Currently a Head ready for the next challenge, or perhaps even an outstanding Deputy in a large primary school, you have a track record of raising and maintaining standards and the ambition, skills and drive to lead a school into the next major phase of its growth. You have the ability and the desire to galvanise and motivate staff and students and to get ahead of change and to steer it your way.

In return for your energy enthusiasm and commitment we offer this great opportunity to lead a popular successful and well-resourced school. You will receive support and challenge from a well- regarded and stable academy Trust which is committed to achieving excellence and putting our children first. At the same time there is chance to be involved in our cross Trust partnership ways of working and to learn from and give further capacity to our collective journey.

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, please see the full information pack at quoting reference number 931083. To apply, please complete an application form available on the Veredus website and submit a supporting statement, setting out the relevant experience, skills and competencies you will bring to the role and your vision for Isle of Ely Primary School.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our retained consultant, Nataliya Starik-Bludova at Veredus on 0207 932 4265.

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday, 11th January 2019
Likely interview dates: 17th / 18th January 2019

Active Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all nationalities, gender and ethnicities.

All submissions will receive an automated response. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt when submitting your application, please contact us on 0207 932 4236.