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Holbrook Academy
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£60,755 - £82,701*
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06 January 2020 01:00 PM
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Required from September 2020.

We are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic leader to take our 'Good' school to 'Outstanding'.

Holbrook Academy is a single academy trust 11 - 16 secondary school in the beautiful countryside of the Suffolk / Essex borders, five miles from the county town of Ipswich in Suffolk and seven miles from Manningtree in Essex. Around half of our students are from the surrounding rural riverside villages and half are from Ipswich and its outskirts.

You will be leading a team of around 50 staff, and inspiring 600 young people to make the best of their time at our lively, friendly school.

Rated 'Good' in Ofsted inspections in 2019 and 2015, we are now ready to become 'Outstanding', having posted some of the best GCSE results in the county over the last few years, from our wonderful young people.

Our school motto - ad infinitum et ultra - is inspired by our late, great headteacher, Dr Simon Letman, who died suddenly at Easter. It reflects our ambitious approach to everything we do.

Our students and staff want a new headteacher to sustain the warm, family feel of our small school; whilst broadening horizons so our students leave feeling confident and ready for the wide world beyond.

We want to make a real difference to our students by developing their skills and offering new experiences to enable them to secure an amazing future once they move on from us.

As an outstanding classroom practitioner, you will lead our team of hard working teaching and support staff in delivering the best in pioneering and innovative teaching and learning.

You will be the driving force of our school, building on our strong partnerships with other secondary schools, our local post-16 providers and a network of feeder primary schools.

These links and relationships are really important to us, as a community school and as a small school, looking to share best practice and development opportunities.

You will be working alongside a supportive and determined Governing Body, together with parents and carers and our wider local community, to continue the remarkable journey of our lovely friendly school.

* Allowances for re-location expenses may be considered.

For further information and an application pack, please contact the Headteacher Recruitment Team: headships@suffolk.gov.uk Tel: (01473) 263943.

Interview dates: 20 / 21 January 2020.

Holbrook Academy is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. All posts within the school are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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