Head Teacher

Full Time
Equals Trust, Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School, Calverton Road, Arnold

Head Teacher required for September 2021

Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School is seeking to appoint a Head Teacher who has the knowledge, skills and passion to sustain its unique strengths whilst also lead it to even greater success. The school is in a position to offer its next Head Teacher a strong platform from which to realise its true potential. Collaborative working to provide the very best for each pupil is at the centre of the school’s, and Equals Trust’s, aims. The new Head Teacher will share this belief and have both the vision and the abilities to work with all stakeholders to achieve success.

Our school occupies a large, well-resourced and attractive site and we are very lucky to have a new £1.5m foundation unit equipped with the latest technology. The individual ambition of the school is supported by everyone in Equals Trust. The new Head Teacher will have the opportunity to become a member of the trust’s ‘Leadership Team’ that is made up of each school’s Head Teacher and the Central Team staff. Opportunities for peer-to-peer support and cross-school collaboration will ensure the successful candidate has a strong network of support to enable them to achieve the very best for the school.

Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School prides itself on celebrating the strengths of every child and believes that the child is at the centre of everything we do. All stakeholders are engaged in the life of the school and a dedicated staff and governing body are supported by enthusiastic parents.

You will have:

  • A clear vision for the future of our school that further develops its ethos and the happy, safe and caring atmosphere that currently exists

  • Leadership qualities that will motivate and challenge everyone in the next stage of their development

  • Good emotional intelligence to ensure effective communication with all members of the school community

  • Well-developed leadership skills that will enable you to provide strategic leadership and management of a strong and experienced team who bring a wide range of complementary knowledge and skills

  • The ability to both inspire and work in partnership with pupils, staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders

  • A broad outlook and effective collegiate skills that will enable you to successfully engage with, and contribute to, Equals Trust through your role on the trust’s Leadership Group

In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to lead a successful, over-subscribed, two-form entry school

  • A dedicated and highly motivated staff who have strong relationships with pupils, parents and the local community

  • An active and forward-thinking governing body who want to empower and support the school’s Head Teacher

  • Professional development, collaboration and support through being a partner in Equals Trust. Via a place on the Leadership Group, you will have the opportunity to contribute to, and decide, trust strategy; especially that related to teaching and learning.

The Headship of Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School is an exciting position for an existing Head Teacher or an ambitious Deputy Head Teacher. We would welcome applications from all school leaders who share our collaborative values, have a vision to improve the life of all children and the ability to deliver this for our children.

Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing a safe environment and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applications and offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory relevant safer recruitment and DBS checks in line with our safeguarding policy.

We would encourage any interested candidates to initially telephone CEO Phil Palmer to gain an understanding of the truly great opportunity this role offers. Please e mail him at ceo@equalstrust.org with your phone number and he will call you back. Visits to the school can be arranged by calling the school on 0115 9560995. These visits will be undertaken in a way to remain COVID secure.

We envisage that selection will be held on the 16th and 17th March 2021, The exact details for this will dependent on circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 situation and will be given nearer the time.

For an application pack please email recruitment@equalstrust.org or download a pack from www.equalstrust.org

EQT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practises reflect this commitment. 

This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other checks in line with safer recruitment practises. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and proof of this will be required.

Closing date: Monday 8th March 21 at noon

Interviews: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March 21

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