JOB FILLED: Headteacher

JOB FILLED: Headteacher - Norfolk

L21 – L27 (£62,521 - £72,419) - Human Resources
Ref: 14 Date Posted: Friday 16 Aug 2019
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Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5AH
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2015


We believe we are a unique Academy and would like to offer the right applicant an exciting opportunity to lead us into an even brighter future. We are seeking a permanent Headteacher with the vision and ability to lead, manage and inspire us to retain our outstanding Ofsted judgement and provide a dynamic learning environment with high aspirations and successful outcomes for the children. All the usual qualifications and rules apply and in return you will be working with happy, friendly children who are eager to learn; well-motivated, compassionate staff who work hard to deliver an education which is ‘bringing learning to life’ and dedicated governors committed to ensuring the school continues to progress. Alongside all these benefits you will also have the opportunity to enhance your future career prospects in either a senior role in education and/or within the Trust itself.

If you think this person is you, then we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged – please contact Amy Greenwood or Jean Annely on 01553 761001, to make arrangements.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd February at Midnight
Shortlisting: Monday 23rd February
Interviews: Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March

Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant, is assisting us with this assignment. Please contact Liam for more information in complete confidence on 01737 652 043 or

Your early application is appreciated and strongly recommended.

We are committed to safer recruitment, and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to equality, safeguarding and the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records check.

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