Headteacher

  • Full time, Permanent in a group 2 school
  • Salary range - L12 - L18 (£52,414 - £60,755) plus significant additional benefits
  • Location - Pudsey near Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Closing date - November 26, 2018
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed educationalist with a belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things.

Co-op Academy Beckfield is getting better. It joined the Co-op Academies Trust in December 2017 and is wholeheartedly committed to co-operative values and the Trust’s school improvement strategy. Its predecessor school was judged as requiring ‘special measures’ but with the support of the Trust and a revived and dynamic governing body, ‘measures’ have now been put in place and reaping dividends.

The current headteacher is moving on to new challenges and we are grateful for all she has done. We are now looking to appoint another ambitious and engaging individual who can help shape and deliver a shared vision for the future. The recent improvements have strengthened our belief that co-operative values and principles are crucially important so it is important that applicants are willing to fully embrace these. We know we must bring those values and more into the learning experiences for the pupils and use them to drive up academic standards further. We have started this well, so we have some momentum but we now need to embed the improvements across the school more securely so that all children consistently progress during their time at the academy.

The academy has many strengths including engaging and enthusiastic pupils, their families and the community and the support of one of the most successful co-operative Trusts in the country.

We would obviously welcome interest from successful head teachers wanting a new challenge or a relocation (we cover some of these costs and housing is much cheaper ‘up north’) as well as those from talented and ambitious deputy head teachers, with vigour and verve, looking for their first headship. For these colleagues, they will receive full support and guidance as you establish yourself in the new role

So if you’re looking for a challenge and are a committed educationalist, steeped in the skills and knowledge of school improvement, with a belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things – please get in touch with us.

You can read more about the Co-op Academies Trust at https://www.coopacademies.co.uk  and at https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/about-us/ouracademies/co-op-academy-beckfield/ to find out more about the academy.

If you would like to visit the academy or for more details on the position, please contact Lynda Johnson (Education Director – East Pennines) at lynda.johnson@coop.co.uk or for an application form please contact Ross Dyson at ross.dyson@cal.coop

Closing date: 26th November

Shortlisting: 30th November

Interview date/s: 10th December at the school and 11th December at venue TBC