Aston Hall Junior & Infant School

Salary: L15 to L21

Aston Hall Junior and Infant School are looking for an inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead our team and drive progress so that all our children reach their full potential. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school whilst being committed to providing a creative, stimulating and inclusive learning environment.

Aston Hall is a popular primary school of 312 pupils and is still growing.  Rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in November 2011, it now needs a dynamic, inspirational leader to inject energy and rigour across all areas of the school to secure the school’s successful performance at the next level.

Aston Hall is part of the Wickersley Partnership Trust; a Multi-Academy Trust which is an approved sponsor of the DfE.

The MAT was established with the very simple but powerful aim of providing high-quality teaching and learning, enabling all pupils to reach their full potential, working alongside both secondary and primary schools. Our MAT is progressive, forward-thinking and committed to continuing its strategy of providing support to raise high-quality standards in all its schools. This is an exciting time to be part of that vision and work as a strategic leader for the Trust in driving forward that ambition. It will be a demanding role but one that offers huge potential and rewards.

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • significant leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school improvement
  • impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
  • clear focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for the pupils
  • excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achieving excellence
  • strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • reflective, with good communication and listening skills
  • able to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider community

In return, we can offer

  • supportive, well-informed Governors who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence, with a commitment to your continuing professional development
  • opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust partner schools
  • a committed, dedicated and friendly staff
  • children who love learning
  • the support of Wickersley Partnership Trust

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to progress their career.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Ms Donna Humphries (Executive Improvement Partner for Wickersley Partnership Trust) on 07904 919537.

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school (Mrs J Miller 01142 879811).

Closing date: 13th May 2019 (noon)

Interviews will be held over 2 days, on 22nd and 23rd May.

Completed application forms should be returned to jjarvis@wickersleypt.org

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.  Please visit the school website to view our safeguarding policy.

Please note that CV’s alone will not be accepted – you must complete an official application form to be considered for the post. Feedback will only be given at interview level, not on application forms.  All appointments are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.