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Ambition Lead: Reading

Foxford Community School
Coventry, West Midlands
L1 - L5
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Ambition Lead: Reading  



Required from September 2024


Specific roles and responsibilities dependent on the successful candidate’s experience


Due to the growth of our school the governors, staff, parents and carers wish to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational individual with excellent leadership and management skills to join our staff team.


This post is an opportunity for an ambitious leader to join the Headteacher and staff in driving the school towards its goal of providing an exceptional education for the students in our community.


The successful candidate will be an outstanding and innovate classroom practitioner. The candidate may be someone who is looking for their next step in their career and wants to be able to demonstrate a strategic approach to ensure that all students achieve their full potential. You will lead on Reading across the curriculum alongside an Assistant Headteacher. Reading is very important to us as a school, our philosophy and vision can be seen in this pack.


You will be a strong communicator, with natural empathy, who works positively with other professionals upholding our value of ‘Respect all, from all’.


It is an exciting time to join our school as you will have the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of educational specialists who have identified and embody the following leadership behaviours:


•          Influential profile within the school.

•          Has passion for educational excellence.

•          Are a strategic thinker who has experience of whole school improvement.

•          Leading by example, demonstrating learning agility.

•          Communicating effectively, embodying resilience and adaptability.

•          Committing to professional learning, including modelling great teaching practice.

•          Perceptive and logical in identifying problems and solving them effectively.

•          Maintaining a focus on what benefits our students.

•          Motivates others to achieve goals, engages and empowers colleagues, students and stakeholders.

•          Experience within a senior leadership role.

•          Possess energy and enthusiasm.

•          Committed to our vision, values and ambitions.

•          Knowledge and experience of safeguarding


We are proud to be part of Castle Phoenix Trust that specialises in leadership. Leadership development underpins all of our work. This facilitates an opportunity to develop emotional intelligence and explores effective leadership attributes.


We will play to your strengths and provide excellent collaboration between colleagues and leaders across the Trust. You will have access to effective CPD, leadership conferences and professional leadership profiling using tools such as motivational maps and insights to facilitate your development. The Trust is committed to investing in all staff and, most importantly, bring about the best possible outcomes for our students.


As an Ambition Lead for Reading, you will have an integral role in working in partnership with the Headteacher, our Trust, governors and staff to ensure the continuous improvement of the school.


In additional we can offer you:

•          Opportunities to network with leaders across the Trust and beyond

•          Leadership profiling

•          Bespoke leadership development for you

•          A strong commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition

•          Annual Conferences across the Trust

•          A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff with the capability and desire to raise students’ achievements even further

•          Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment

•          A caring and supportive working environment within a vibrant school community


Application deadline: 9:00am Friday 12 April 2024

Shortlisting date: w/c 15 April 2024

Interview date: 25/26 April 2024


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

Please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.


These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.

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