APPOINTED: Headteacher - Manshead CE Academy

APPOINTED: Headteacher - Manshead CE Academy - Bedfordshire

£Competitive to attract the right candidate - Anglican - Head/Principal
Ref: 85 Date Posted: Wednesday 16 May 2018
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Headteacher

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right applicant
Location: Caddington, Nr Dunstable, Luton
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2018

Manshead CE Academy is a Church of England secondary Academy that serves girls and boys aged 11 – 18 years old within the neighbouring community of Dunstable, Luton.

Manshead faces significant challenges yet has enormous potential to become ‘outstanding’ in time. The school joined the newly formed Diocese of St Alban’s Multi-Academy Trust (DSAMAT is currently made up of 6 schools and growing) in April 2017 having previously been placed in Special Measures. DSAMAT has a strong school improvement capability that is already paying dividends and has, with the Site Trustees, plans for the development of the premises - all of which makes for a wonderful platform from which to drive rapid and sustainable progress.

We are seeking a strong and empowering Headteacher, with the desire and know-how to nurture a dynamic learning environment with an unrelenting focus on developing high aspirations and successful outcomes for all students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds in particular.

For an existing Principal/Head this could be the next big challenge you seek …or equally for an experienced Vice Principal/Deputy Head and still yet untapped potential.

Applications are sought from both practising Christians and individuals committed to actively supporting the Christian ethos of the academy.

If you believe you can provide outstanding leadership, which inspires and motivates others towards excellence and ensures the very best education for all our learners, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing: Monday 16 April at 5pm

Shortlisting: Thursday 19 April 2018

Interview day: Thursday 26 April 2016

In the first instance please call Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me

Our Academy is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

"Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated."

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher for our Roman Catholic Non-Maintained Special School. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge, the very high standard of advertising of the post and the resulting candidate pool. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

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Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark

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Jacqui Feely, Chair at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

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Marjorie Bannister, Chair - St Michael's Catholic College, London

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Stephen Bryan, Deputy Director of Education - Archdiocese of Southwark

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Bishop Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

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