Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.
TDET Education Trust is a charitable organisation dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in the East Midlands. As a newly formed multi-academy trust we strive to provide outstanding teaching and learning for all and an ethos and culture that encourages everyone to be the very best that they can be.
We put learners, and their learning, at the heart of everything we do.
Warboys Primary Academy is a growing and vibrant school based in the village of Warboys, just north of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. We are now looking to appoint a dynamic and forward-looking leader who has the requisite drive, skills and experience to lead the Academy through the next stage of its development.
The academy currently educates 350 primary-age pupils and prides itself as an inclusive school, rooted in its community. Staff at Warboys are committed to providing an education that transforms lives and gives all our pupils the opportunities they deserve, regardless of where they are from or their personal starting points. Warboys Primary Academy offers children every opportunity to shine and be the best version of themselves and provides a warm and nurturing experience which encourages children to challenge themselves and reach high standards both personally and academically.
The Academy is proud to be part of Thomas Deacon Education Trust, a MAT dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in Peterborough and the surrounding area. This locally-based trust allows us to share expertise with a variety of like-minded schools and ensures we provide the best possible opportunities for our pupils. There is a strong central Trust staff infrastructure that significantly supports all educational and business services for the academy.
The successful candidate will bring significant expertise and experience from a relevant education setting and a proven track record of positive impact in a variety of leadership roles. You will have experience of raising standards in teaching and learning, strategic planning and staff recruitment and development and understand the criticality of building school culture where all members of the school community can thrive.
You will have exceptional communications skills, allowing you to build strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents and those with local governance roles, as well as with key external stakeholders.
If you think you have the qualities necessary to take on this challenging but ultimately rewarding role and you believe wholeheartedly in raising the aspiration and successfully changing the lives of our pupils, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Requirements of the role
As a values led organisation we pride ourselves in looking beyond the technical aspects of leadership roles. Our leaders are driven by a moral compass and a set of behaviours that align with our organisational values.
The information below contains further detail related to the post on:
Key skills, competences and behaviours
A technical job description
Required skills and experience
Key Skills, Competences and Behaviours
The role of Principal is complex and multi-faceted. The person specification below gives a flavour of the skills and experiences that are required. Above all, leaders must be able to demonstrate the following:
1. The ability to build relationships with people through effective communication
Writing clearly, speaking with clarity, and using active listening.
Encouraging discussion, building trust, conveying vision and strategic intent
Influencing by aligning the efforts of others, and building commitment from people at all levels and
Inspiring, motivating, enthusing and empowering both staff and pupils and encouraging enthusiastic and positive attitudes in others.
2. Being values driven
Embodying the Trusts values of Trust, Diversity, Excellence and Transformation at all times
Fostering a culture of respect, fairness, openness, high expectations and self-discipline
Advocating for equality principles and those of inclusion, promoting integrity, compassion and tolerance.
3. High levels of Self-Awareness
Understanding their own strengths and weaknesses
4. Learning Agility
Being an active learner, recognizing when new behaviours, leadership skills, or attitudes are needed and accepting responsibility for developing them.
5. Implementing effective time-alignment
Devoting time to strategic matters and not being overly drawn into operational activity.
The Trust offers:
Excellent salary package.
Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
Use of Academy facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).
Teachers’ pension scheme.
An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
An inclusive and collaborative approach.
A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.