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Headteacher Expiring soon

Smile Education Recruitment

£80,000.00 - £85,000.00 Per Annum

East Anglia

Permanent | Full Time



Smile Leadership Ltd are currently seeking a dedicated, inspirational Headteacher for an Ipswich based Academy (IP1) Suffolk, East Anglia. This role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis to start from September 2021 however an earlier start date could be negotiated for the right candidate. If you are an experienced senior leader who has led within a Secondary setting and are either local to or available to travel to the Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia area, we would like to hear from you. Smile Leadership Ltd is a sister company to Smile Education who are a leading education recruitment agency and we are working on this post in an exclusive partnership with the Trust.

We are currently working alongside a large, established Trust in Suffolk, East Anglia to support one of their large Secondary settings in securing a new permanent senior leader. They are looking for more than just a Headteacher, you will be an advocate for brilliance in the wider education community. Your fresh and exciting ideas will transform the way they teach and learn, set new standards for academic achievement, and develop a curriculum fit for the twenty-first century. This role is suitable for experienced candidates ideally and an impressive track record of success will secure you an opportunity to showcase your skills further. This Trust prides itself on strategic collaboration and they offer relentless support to their senior leaders. Aspiring Headteachers with substantial interim experience are also welcome to apply.

Key responsibilities of the Headteacher:

To embrace the Trusts vision and take an active role in promoting our Trust
To establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations of all children in its care
To continue to develop a culture and systems which ensure that safeguarding and child protection are of the highest priority
To embrace and effectively participate in all CSI activities and collaborative forums such as Strategic Development Groups (SDGs), Educational Finance Accountability Meetings (EFAMs), Team Network Groups (TNGs) and others
Develop and update the academy Evaluation and Improvement Plan (EIP) ensuring that it is updated regularly throughout academic year, particularly following all CSI activities
To fulfil a Trust-wide education portfolio lead role in a particular area to be agreed
To work with and under the direction of the Executive Headteacher and Cluster lead in developing, evolving and embedding all academy policies and procedures
To ensure that children are offered world class 21st century learning opportunities
To ensure that the vision detailed in the education brief of the academy becomes and remains a reality
To work alongside the Local Academy Committee chair to ensure that local governance makes a strong contribution to the academy’s performance
To be responsible for the overall management of all academy resourcing, in collaboration with regional colleagues (HR, finance, Estates and ICT)
To support the development of our family of academies

To be successful in your Headteacher application, you must have the following:

Hold NPQH or evidence of further study in education or
Experience of deputy headship or Substantial experience of senior leadership in secondary education
Be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and build on a coherent vision for an inclusive academy
Be willing to travel to or be local to Suffolk, East Anglia

Original posting Date: 01.03.21
Closing Date: 07.03.21 Midday
Proposed interview Dates: 19th March or 22nd of March 2021

Salary: £80,000 negotiable

Due to Covid-19 a flexible interview process is in place for this role. A video meeting with a trust representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview and a virtual tour of the setting can be arranged.


Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.