Head of Academy

  • Contract type - Permanent, Full-time
  • Salary range - Leadership 13 - Leadership 17
  • Location - Co-op Academy Smithies Moor, West Yorkshire
  • Closing date - March 22, 2022

At Co-op Academies Trust, we strive to change pupils’ lives through a great education. We’re proud of our values and Ways of Being, which underpin our decision making and define us in all that we do. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and effective leader to work with the Executive Headteacher and Chief Education Officer to drive forward the strategic vision for the academy. 

You’ll continue to build a community in which pupils from across a broad spectrum of backgrounds, beliefs and cultures work together, developing the knowledge and strength of character they need to be successful beyond their time at the academy. 

In this role you’ll work alongside key Trust colleagues to provide leadership, management and organisation of the academy in order to achieve the highest standards. This will centre on securing strong outcomes, including pupil achievement, behaviour and attendance, as well as academy efficiency. Through driving improvements, you’ll aim for the academy to be the first choice for parents within the community.

This is a permanent position that offers the successful candidate the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills whilst being supported by the Executive Headteacher. Operating in line with the Co-op Academies Trust values and embodying The Ways of Being will be an essential aspect of the role: Do what matters most | Be yourself, always | Show you care | Succeed together

Benefits include:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounts on various Co-op branded products
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work, phone and broadband
  • Co-operative credit union
  • Healthcare cash-back scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans

For more information on the role see the Recruitment Pack. For an informal discussion about the role please contact karine.hendley@coopacademies.co.uk 

Applications should be sent to centralrecruitment@coopacademies.co.uk 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 4pm 

Interviews will be held in the w/c 28th March 2022

We operate blind shortlisting as part of our recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. As a result the quick apply function is unavailable and a two part application form is required. Please ensure that both Section A and Section B have been submitted as part of your application. 

In line with our Safer Recruitment processes, appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Applications should be sent to centralrecruitment@coopacademies.co.uk 

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