Welcome to Latchmere School and thank you for your interest in the advertised post of Head of School.
Latchmere is the founding school in Latchmere Academy Trust, a small Primary Trust. From September 2020 I will be focusing on my CEO role and concentrating on the strategic development of the Trust, whilst supporting and taking on additional primary schools. This creates an exciting opportunity as we look to appoint a Head of School at Latchmere. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about teaching and learning and have a desire to run a larger school as part of their career progression.
Latchmere is a school full of warmth and enjoyment as children and staff work together to develop a stimulating and caring environment where everyone feels valued. Equality and inclusion are at the heart of our School, offering a diversity in both its pupils and staff and a passion to treat everyone fairly.
The values of Latchmere School are embedded in its practice and are principles that guide our thinking and behaviour. We have the 6Ls of Latchmere School: Learning, Local community, Laughter, Loyalty, Love and Leadership. These values grew from a piece of family homework taking into account the thoughts of our whole community approach.
Latchmere is always changing, developing and looking for new opportunities to enhance the provision currently offered. Our ideal Head of School would embrace this approach.
We are looking for a leader who can play an influential role in a nurturing culture and bring with them talent and expertise to make a difference.
The information pack and our website will give you an initial sense, but they cannot convey the unique and special ethos of our school which can only be appreciated by coming to look around. You are most welcome to visit us during the school day and I would encourage you to do so.
I look forward to meeting you if you come to visit us, and to receiving your application for this important appointment.
Julie Ritchie CEO Latchmere Academy Trust
How to Apply
The Information Pack for Candidates, together with the application form and monitoring form are available through this site and can be downloaded by completing the information at the bottom of this page.
To apply, please forward your application form together with a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role. Your supporting statement should outline how you satisfy the experience elements of the person specification. For candidates invited to interview, these responses will be explored further together with the other elements of the person specification.
Please send your completed application by e-mail to email@example.com . All applications will be acknowledged.
If candidates wish to visit the School, arrangements can be made through Pentir. Please contact Sara Buthlay by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Latchmere Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with a Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd March 2020.
The process of appointment will include preliminary interviews with Pentir which are planned for 12th, 13th and 16th March. The final interviews with the sponsors are planned for 31st March and 1st April.
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