Headteacher - Featherstone Academy

Featherstone Academy
Leadership Pay Range SCP 17 - 21 £62,570 - £69,031
13 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
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Do you have ambition for every child? Featherstone Academy seeks an inspirational, strong, effective leader with a proven record of impact and success to join us from April 2021. You will be ambitious for every child to achieve his or her full potential, to have a strong sense of belonging and community, and to participate in learning and enrichment.

You will build on our success, and continue the constant drive for improvement in standards, achievements and aspirations of all its students. Based in Featherstone, Wolverhampton, Featherstone Academy is a family orientated, nurturing one form entry school, caring for children aged 2-11.

An excellent and effective senior team is in place and you will receive the support, challenge, belief and encouragement of a successful, forward thinking and highly capable Trust; the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust. The Trust currently operates a hub model and you will be supported by the Hub Lead Headteacher to continue with the forward momentum that is evident within the Academy.

You will understand the principles of delivering an outstanding Curriculum provision and ensuring the highest possible quality of teaching and learning. You will be approachable and resilient for our dynamic staff team, who will need to see that you are committed to role modelling outstanding practice. You will value the opinions and contribution of others opinions and take people with you. A good knowledge of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework is valuable, and understanding how this is translated into practice. We offer the staff, the finance, the children and the premises. If you feel that you can give the commitment, drive and support then we would love to hear from you.

We welcome applications from serving Deputy Heads or Heads of School. We are looking for a leader with the following qualities:

• Creativity and innovation with a proven track record of successful leadership • A strategic, pro-active thinker with a clear vision for the future

• A passion for learning and for transforming the lives of children through education

• A commitment to working collaboratively to motivate and inspire

• A desire for excellence

• Ability to challenge and empower staff and students to aspire to the highest academic achievements

• A commitment to nurturing the whole child and providing a rounded education experience encompassing different personal and learning needs

• A clear vision for engagement and collaboration with governors, parents and the wider school community to make lasting improvements to the school

Further information is available in the candidate pack which you can download on the link below.

To apply for this role please submit an electronic application through the WM Jobs website by clicking on the orange apply button.

Visits to the school can be accommodated and will be arranged in line with social distancing guidelines.

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021

Interview process to be held on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th February 2021

Should you wish to discuss this position or to arrange a visit please contact a member of the UWMAT HR team by email at HR@UWMAT.co.uk

UWMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check and evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK. • Due to Covid-19 some elements of the recruitment process will take place virtually.

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Headteacher Candidate Pack

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