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Associate Headteacher

Full Time
West Thornton Primary Academy, Leadership Team
Posted on November 06, 2018

We are looking to appoint a full time Associate Headteacher to join the leadership team at our expanding school. 

They will be an outstanding practitioner who has a successful record of leading school improvement and can embody the vision and ethos of our school to learners, staff and parents.  They will be reflective risk takers who like to stay in touch with current educational thinking and research and are ready to be a part of a school on an exciting journey.

At West Thornton we engage pupils to become skilled and self-motivated, lifelong learners, through an enjoyable, memorable curriculum.  We are forward thinking and innovative in our practice which includes providing children with access to fully integrated mobile technology. Our learning environments are designed to enable children to become independent and resilient learners equipped for life beyond school in the 21st century. We have seen the excellent things that happen when we let the children lead their learning and are dedicated to continue promoting this approach. We have a committed staff and leadership team who are raising standards year on year and taking the school forward.  West Thornton Academy was judged as Outstanding in its most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2012 and is an exciting place to work.

The Synaptic Trust is led by Stuart Roberts (NLE) who is also the CEO of West Thornton Primary, Forest Academy and The Woodside Academy. West Thornton Primary Academy is a designated National Teaching School. Staff working for the Trust will have access to first rate CPD and further opportunities for career progression.

West Thornton Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Medical Clearance and satisfactory Employment References. If you are shortlisted for interview, please allow the whole day for the interview process.

To apply: please use the person specification explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

If you would like to visit West Thornton Academy prior to applying, please contact Di Pumphrey to make arrangements.

For more information and an application pack, please go to:

Stuart Roberts

020 8684 3497

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