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South Suffolk Learning Trust

Head of School - East Bergholt High School

Start date:                  January 2020

Contract type:           Full Time

Salary:                        L22-27

Contract term:           Permanent

Suitable for NQTs: No


East Bergholt High School is seeking to appoint a new dynamic Head of School to build on strong 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 Executive Headteacher and CEO.

East Bergholt High School was one of the founding three schools that created the South Suffolk Learning Trust, a multi academy Trust built on strong collaborative working.  The Trust is currently made up of four High Schools and one Primary School.

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 on the Essex/Suffolk border in the picturesque village of East Bergholt. The school has just over 900 students.  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.  If this is you - please visit our Trust website https://www.sslt.org or East Bergholt High School website http://www.eastbergholthigh.suffolk.sch.uk  for application documents

To arrange a confidential discussion about this post with the Sarah Skinner, please contact her by telephone on 07971052948.  We also welcome candidates who wish to visit the school and dates can be found in the recruitment pack.

Closing date for applications: Monday 1 July, 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 July and Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Recruitment Pack 

Application Form 

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.