Executive Headteacher Unity Federation


Posted on: Monday 1 November 2021

The Unity Federation are looking for a forward-thinking individual who is motivated by challenge and excited by the prospect of leading a group of small rural academies

These are exciting times at Unity Federation. The last Ofsted inspection judgments were ‘Good’ and they are ambitious in further developing an excellent provision in order to secure an ‘Outstanding’ outcome next time around in each of our academies. Our SIAMS inspection judgments are ‘Outstanding’ and we strive to build on this to be Excellent in the future.

We want to accelerate into the next phase of our development and require a highly motivated and skilled individual to lead the way in a thriving community that cannot wait to work with you!

Personal Qualities:

Unity Federation needs someone with the:

  • insight into the challenges specific to education in a rural context
  • character to ensure that personal virtues and organisational values enhance outcomes
  • passion to focus relentlessly on what’s best for pupils in their context
  • initiative to promote new and innovative ideas whilst sustaining what already works
  • ability to develop outstanding educational provision that results in outstanding outcomes
  • willingness to understand what the team has to offer and get the best from them
  • ambition to drive a rich and varied curriculum which engages and inspires every child
  • aspiration to take the schools to the next level
  • inspiration to take us with them on the journey
  • vision to cultivate collaborative relationships with other academies in the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).
  • You will be supported by the Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust (DNEAT). Ofsted (May 2018) reported that ‘Headteachers speak highly of the value added to their provision through becoming part of the family of Trust schools’ and that ‘vacant posts are offered not just as jobs, but as career development opportunities’ in a ‘culture of collaborative learning’.

We can therefore offer you:

  • peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
  • geographically focussed development opportunities within the west hub of academies including dedicated support from a key professional
  • the security of working in a climate of shared accountability
  • investment in your professional development and future career
  • opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and trust wide improvement initiatives
  • access to a suite of core services that enable you to focus more on leading, teaching and learning
  • a research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within
  • a values-led approach that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of Church academies.

Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by reading our information pack and visiting our website at: www.wrsps.co.uk

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer, although understand that this may not be possible. Please email Cheryl Melton or call: 01328 862704 to arrange a visit.

We can also put you in touch with any DNEAT headteacher of your choice to find out what it is really like to be part of our truly collaborative multi-academy trust. Just ask Cheryl!

The post holder will need to be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

How to apply

Please follow this link to the role listing on Educator Solutions website where you will find the Recruitment Pack and a Letter from the CEO in ‘Attachments’.

Please select the orange ‘Apply for job’ button, enter your name, email address and tick the box, then click the red ‘Apply now’ button. After a few seconds, you should be presented with an online application form to complete.

You will be able to save your partially completed form and complete later following the link you will be emailed.

We regret that, for safeguarding reasons CVs will not be accepted and only applications on the specified application form will be considered.

Closing date: Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore early completion is recommended and this advert may close at any time.

Interview dates: To be confirmed

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records check.

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