On behalf of GLF Schools, Chestnut Park Primary School in Croydon is seeking to recruit an astute, ambitious, and resilient Executive Headteacher who will understand, inspire and be proud to represent the diverse community surrounding the school.
Each school, whatever its headlines, has room for further transformation and we are looking for an individual who can innovatively guide, support and challenge not only Chestnut Park Primary School but also have a significant impact within the group of schools in the cluster.
We welcome applications from individuals who can apply empathy and are emotionally intelligent. Candidates should be driven by a clear moral purpose and a passion for working with children and young people. They should have the ability to be a role model to staff and children, build teams, and empower others.
At GLF Schools, we strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a large Multi Academy Trust that comprises 42 schools (Primary and Secondary) across the South East of England with a large central team of talented and passionate specialists.
About Chestnut Park School
Chestnut Park Primary School is a school of excellence where every child is both challenged and inspired to achieve beyond their dreams. The unique character of the school is captured within our core values which will enable children to become STRONG, responsible, forward thinking and confident citizens. We are a community who work together for the greater good of our academy; there is a culture of mutual respect and kindness between all.
We want our children to be hugely ambitious, to dream bigger and to realise their aspirations, with the help of great teaching, a rigorous curriculum and a fantastic extra-curricular offer that broadens horizons and sparks curiosity. As well as our curriculum and enrichment offer, our children undertake a cultural perspective which opens up new worlds and ways of thinking. We really believe our children are capable of anything, and we are relentless in supporting them to pursue their ambitions.
Join the GLF Schools Community
As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.
- Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils
- Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
- 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
- We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
- Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education
Our Employment Offer
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish
- Access to our highly competitive teaching pension scheme
- Flexible working options
- Generous holiday allowance
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Career pathways and talent management
- Access to a staff benefits portal
- Community and collaboration working model
Start date: 1 September 2023
Base: Chestnut Park Primary School
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Pay Scale: L27-L33 Outer London £87,471 - £100,774
Closing date: Friday 24th February 2023 at 12pm
Interview Date: Friday 3rd March 2023
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place