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South Suffolk Learning Trust

Head of School - Claydon Primary School

Required from September 2020

Permanent - Full Time

Salary range L16 - L22 

Not suitable for NQTs

Claydon Primary School is seeking to appoint a new dynamic Head of School to build on improving results and to continue to move the academy forward.

The successful candidate will have the leadership qualities to inspire and encourage staff and students to achieve their very best.  You will have an innovative, inclusive approach to leadership and work closely with Sarah Skinner the CEO of the Trust.

Claydon Primary School joined the South Suffolk Learning Trust in June 2017.

Although Claydon Primary School is the lone primary in our Trust, with four high schools we are a Multi Academy Trust built on strong collaborative cross phase working.  If specialist primary knowledge is required the Trust will find suitable support externally.

Working for South Suffolk Learning Trust means you have access to:

  • a competitive salary;
  • employee benefits: Pension Scheme and Employee Assistance and Wellbeing Programme;
  • a Professional Development Programme;
  • succession planning opportunities.

The school is located in Claydon, 3 miles north of the county town of Ipswich.   The school has 437 students which is increasing due to the recent extension to the school which opened in September 2019.  A relentless focus on improving academic outcomes, high quality CPD for staff and collaboration with other Trust schools is central to the continuing improvements being made at this school.

We are keen to interview candidates who possess our values of compassion, resilience and innovation. 

To arrange a confidential discussion about this post with the CEO, Sarah Skinner, please contact her by telephone on 07971 052948.  We also invite candidates to visit the school and dates can be found in the recruitment pack.

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Closing date for applications: Midday 2 March 2020

Interviews will be held on 12 and 13 March 2020

South Suffolk Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.