Headteacher at Manston St James

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative Headteacher who will lead the school on its journey of improvement. We are in search of an enthusiastic and talented leader who will embrace our school vision, and have a sensitive and dedicated approach to an inclusive education for all.

The successful candidate will be someone who understands the school’s current strengths, who values distributed leadership, and has the skills and experience to deliver continued improvements. The successful candidate will also be a natural collaborator and be able to uphold the school's own unique identity whilst operating within a strategic partnership to improve quality, share best practice and operate effectively.

Do you have:
  • Proven senior leadership experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the primary curriculum
  • Evidenced impactful leadership
  • Vision and energy to inspire the whole school community
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to teamwork and developing colleagues
  • The ability to adapt to an ever-changing educational landscape

What our Trust can offer:
  • Friendly, welcoming academies with a strong Christian ethos
  • Mentorship and support from an experienced Executive Leadership Team, and the opportunity to work with an active and engaged Governing Body
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated colleagues
  • A firm commitment to your continuing professional development, including opportunities to collaborate and contribute within the trust and the broader education system.
  • A 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme providing support and counselling for home-life and work-related issues, financial and legal support, specialist information and support for managers
  • Free onsite parking
  • Membership of a pension scheme
  • Access to cycle to work scheme, promoting a healthy and eco-friendly commute
  • Retail discounts and offers at high street and online retailers, discounted gym memberships and more through our employee benefits portal