Headteacher

Employer: Lime Trust
Salary: £83,007 - £93,406
Location: Lime Academy Hornbeam
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 31/10/2020 at 12:34 PM
Reference: LIME-S/20/134260

Headteacher for the Lime Academy Hornbeam

The Lime Trust is looking for an experienced, passionative and innovative Headteacher to join their leadership team. The Lime Trust consists of 8 schools, 4 Special and 4 Primary in Cambridgeshire and North and East London.

This post is for a Headteacher to lead Lime Academy Hornbeam, a special school for pupils aged 2 - 19 with complex needs including learning difficulties, physical impairment, sensory impairment and SEMH. The school is based over two sites in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. 

The salary for this post is Leadership range L28-L33 (outer London).

The Lime Trust’s vision  is to provide high quality education for pupils through school to school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Lime Trust strive to improve life chances for all and respected in their local  communities.

The Lime Way:

  • Always working to be brilliant
  • Putting children first
  • Setting the standard
  • Building capacity rich schools

The Values we embed in our schools are:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Self-worth
  • Partnership
  • Enjoyment
  • Communication (a voice for all)
  • Trust

Every member of staff is required to uphold and promote the values of the Trust in every aspect of their work performance.  All members of the Trust are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils in becoming confident individuals’ successful learners and responsible citizens.

At Lime Trust our Headteachers are lead professionals and key role models within the school communities they serve. We expect our Headteachers to lead by example the professional conduct and practice expected of teachers in a way that supports high quality continuous professional development for staff. They should secure a climate for the exemplary behaviour of pupils. They are expected to set standards and expectations for high standards of teaching and learning to ensure our pupils are given the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of their personal and academic development.

We are looking for a Headteacher who can demonstrate: 

  • The ability to lead confidentially, act on their own initiative and drive the school forward
  • Experience of leading rapid change to improve standards and outcomes for pupils
  • Experience of managing a large team of staff and being able to hold them to account
  • Excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills 
  • A clear understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and a wide knowledge and experience of working with children with a range of complex needs
  • A commitment to ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential
  • High expectations of themself and others
  • Have successfully completed either NPQH/NPQEL qualification

We are looking forward to hearing from successful leaders who are looking to progress their career and embrace a new and exciting challenge. You will be part the Headteacher leadership team across the Trust and work under the direction of the Director of Education for SEND.  You will be given support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from mainstream or special settings.

Recruitment timetable:

Closing date 31 October 20

Shortlisting 4/5 October 20

Interviews  10 November 20

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the Director of Education for SEND for information about the role or school 07867397769.

Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring  check via the Disclosure & Barring Service.

How to apply

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