Head of School & Inclusion Partnership Lead – Acle St Edmund & Little Plumstead Primary Academies


Posted on: Tuesday 31 October 2023 | St Benet's MAT

Acle St Edmund CofE Primary School, Fletcher Way, Acle, Norfolk NR13 3RQ

St Benet’s Trust are looking to appoint a Head of School and Partnership Inclusion Lead for Acle St Edmund Church of England Primary Academy and Little Plumstead Church of England Primary Academy.

Trust:  St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name:  Acle St Edmund Primary Academy and Little Plumstead Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Head of School and Inclusion Partnership lead

Pay Scale: L4-L8

Full Time/Part Time: 1.0 FTE

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: April 2024

St Benet’s Trust are looking to appoint a Head of School and Partnership Inclusion Lead for Acle St Edmund Church of England Primary Academy and Little Plumstead Church of England Primary Academy.  You would be joining our partnership of schools at an exciting time in our journey, having only recently been partnered to work collaboratively together and joining St Benet’s Trust.

We are looking for an inspirational, highly motivated and ambitious leader who shares our vision ‘‘From a tiny seed…. All things are possible’ for our children, our staff and community.  The successful candidate will be passionate about our vision of creating a truly exceptional partnership of schools that is characterised by highly effective evidence informed teaching and learning practice in every classroom; development and progression of all pupils; and enrichment that broadens the school experience.

We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record of effective teaching in the Primary Phase, who has a good understanding of evidence informed high-quality teaching which can be shared with others.  As Head of School and Partnership Inclusion Lead, the successful candidate will need to have an excellent understanding of current theory and best practice in teaching related to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Ideally, the successful candidate will have the National Award for SEN Co-ordination.

The successful candidate must have a good understanding of effective leadership and management in relation to raising pupil’s attainment and be able to model best practice, through their own teaching.  The successful candidate must come with significant and successful experience of leading aspects of school improvement.  The successful candidate will demonstrate high levels of resilience, energy and the ability to enthuse and motivate others.

We offer the successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to be part of a collaborative, new partnership for both schools and lead SEND across a partnership;
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference to change the lives and life-chances for the children across the partnership;
  • A commitment to high quality professional development including external support and training through St Benet’s and other providers;
  • Working within a strong, supportive partnership leadership team and a caring and supportive staff team;

For our children we believe in providing them with a broad and balanced, aspirational curriculum which promotes diversity as well as encouraging children to engage with reading across the curriculum.  We believe in providing children with a wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities to provide them with an appreciation of their local area and the wider world.

We welcome all potential candidates to arrange a visit the either school and meet with the Executive Headteacher , Rebecca Clarke.  To arrange a phone call or visit, please email office@acleprimary.norfolk.sch or call Acle Primary School on 01493 750322.

Closing date: Tuesday 5 December 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 12 December 2023

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; office@acleprimary.norfolk.sch

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

St Benet’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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