Senior Leaders - Primary

Salary: Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience) 

Start date: September 2018
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check

This role is a key post in the development of School 21, one of the most exciting new schools in the country. It would suit a senior leader who seeks the challenge of leading in an innovative environment. We are looking for someone who can combine strategic thinking, with the ability to build strong teams and implement programmes with operational rigour.

You will be joining School 21 in the year the school completes its growth to capacity with all year groups between ages 4 and 18 being filled. You will play a key role in knitting our four small schools - Primary (Reception to Year 4), Middle School (Years 5-8), Secondary (Years 9-11) and our Sixth Form, Six 21, into a coherent whole.

You will join the Primary School and work with an extraordinary team of teachers who are developing a range of approaches to teaching and learning that include rigorous phonics teaching, maths mastery, oracy, story-telling, and literacy based projects. You will be someone who is good at analysing and using data to ensure all cohorts make great progress. You will also be skilled at building teams and developing people.

We are looking for a school leader, who is up for something challenging and ground-breaking, to help us on the next stage of our journey. We want a leader who is keen to change education in this country and who is ambitious to try new approaches to pedagogy, curriculum design and pupil well-being. We have also been approved to open two new schools in the coming years and so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and develop.

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia

At School 21, we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).

The ideal candidate for this role would be interested in first establishing themselves in School 21 as a capable senior leader and then working on new development projects as they arise.

Closing date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018 at 9am     Likely interview date: week commencing 26th March