Headteacher - Birley Spa Academy - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Headteacher - Birley Spa Academy, Sheffield

Closing date: 13/02/2019
Salary: £ 66,017 - 80,310 (L22-30)

Job description:

Birley Spa Primary Academy
Jermyn Street, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, S12 4QE
Tel: 0114 2399106
Email: enquiries@birleyspaacademy.co.uk
Web: www.birleyspaacademy.co.uk

Group size 3 NOR 430
Salary L22-30 (£66,017 - £80,310)
To start September 2019 (or earlier by arrangement) 

Birley Spa Primary Academy is an Academy with great potential and a commitment to rapid improvement. It is situated in the south of Sheffield, with approximately 430 children on roll, including an integrated resource unit for children with additional needs. We serve a supportive and loyal community and, along with four other local schools, are proud to be part of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust; recognised by the DfE for having a track record of successfully improving underperforming schools. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our pioneering Academy Trust. We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher with senior leadership experience to drive Birley Spa Primary Academy onto the next stage of its journey. 

At the heart of our Trust is the development of outstanding leaders. We empower individuals in our schools to provide the highest quality education, enabling every pupil to realise their full potential including those accessing education in our integrated resource unit for children with additional needs. 

We believe that our pupils deserve the best life chances; we are committed to providing an excellent education that raises aspirations, elevates expectations and drives forward achievement. Our children are encouraged to be their best, develop their interests and talents and become caring, considerate members of the wider community. We passionately believe in the importance of working in partnership with our staff, parents, pupils and the local community to act as a catalyst for ensuring all our children receive an exceptional education. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Develop and apply their vision for Birley Spa Primary Academy
  • Determine, implement and monitor the quality of teaching and learning across the academy
  • Ensure the efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources
  • Hold accountability for the performance of Birley Spa Primary Academy
  • Lead, empower and drive staff to achieve success 

We are searching for an individual who: 

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of what constitutes excellent learning from creative concepts to practical application
  • Holds a track record in raising teaching standards, ensuring progression and attainment for all pupils with a desire to embed a culture of continuous development for all
  • Possesses extensive interpersonal skills to create and effectively communicate the academy vision to all key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing an inclusive environment for children with SEN requirements
  • Is a great teacher – as a leader of teaching, we are searching for an individual who understands what great learning looks like in the classroom and recognises how to achieve it 

In return we offer:  

  • An enthusiastic, dedicated team of professionals, committed to strive to achieve the very best for each and every child
  • To actively support your professional development whilst offering an inspiring learning environment with engaged learners and a supportive community
  • An exciting opportunity to join a new team, shaping the future of our learners and drawing expertise both from within the school and from across the Trust
  • Confident and happy children who enjoy their time in school and the learning experience we bring to them
  • • Governors who embrace change and are excited about the opportunity of ensuring all pupils make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential 

Birley Spa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Please visit the school website to view our safeguarding policy. 

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Davinia Helliwell, School Manager, on 0114 2399106. 

Please click on the link below:

Application pack

Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Sara Mills at Sara.mills@leadacademytrust.co.uk 

Please ensure you use the L.E.A.D. application form attached. 

Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 13th February 2019

Assessment centre and interviews: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th February 2019.



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