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Headteacher with ambition sought for newly-converted Church of England Academy
School: Academy conversion from Voluntary Controlled School
This newly created post offers a unique pioneering opportunity for an experienced school leader to take this primary academy forward through a period of innovation, consolidation and sustained development, where you have the chance to make a significant impact.
Situated to the south of the market town of Dorking, having just undergone an extensive refurbishment, this is the first Diocesan sponsored primary academy in Surrey. It is a well-resourced primary school with Nursery provision, financially stable and offers tremendous potential. Under the right leadership this could develop into the flagship model for future primary academies, offering you potential career progression to oversee other schools as they emulate this practice.
Using your abilities to give clear direction, think creatively, strengthen team ethos, plus your good leadership and communication skills, you have a genuine chance to inspire and guide this learning community. Providing strong Christian leadership, you can spearhead a memorable positive impact, and count upon strong support from the Diocese, the Trust and the Governing Body.
- Real opportunity to make an impact and further develop good learning
- Recent increase in pupil numbers with capacity to grow further
- Balanced budget
- Outstanding facilities following a £2.7m building programme, including astro turf pitches, generous learning spaces and a swimming pool
- Relocation expenses considered
On offer is an excellent base to develop your career and this school together.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and are by prior arrangement only.
To obtain the candidate pack, discuss this role or to book a visit, please contact our consultant, Jacqueline Baker, on 07891 671 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Noon Tuesday 27th November 2012
Invitation to interview: Friday 30th November
Interview dates: 6th and 7th December 2012
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Goodwyns Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2LR