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Head of Pennyman Primary Academy

  • Employer - Pennyman Primary Academy
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Education
  • Location: - Middlesbrough
  • Salary - L14 to 19 (£56,579 - £63,975) Pending the national agreed pay award for 2020-21
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Monday, 28 September 2020

Job Description

Commencing: January 2021, or later for a suitable candidate

Reporting to: Executive Head Teacher of Pennyman Primary Academy / CEO

Pennyman Primary Academy is a large, complex academy for over 400 children. This includes a specialist designated unit provision for around 55 children. Therefore, Pennyman is a fully inclusive and exciting learning community, where unlocking each child’s unique potential is at the heart of learning. This is reflected in the Pennyman motto ‘Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day’. This Head of Academy role is varied and complex in scope and would therefore be ideally suited to an innovative, forward-thinking school leader who has an unequivocal commitment to serve children and their families with a commendable proven impact.

Being able to demonstrate this for outcomes and life opportunities for children in areas of disadvantage, including for those with special needs would be advantageous. An understanding of excellent teaching and learning practice, theory and research would also be needed in order to engage and support an already talented staff team and to support the academy on its continuous development journey.

Equally, an unwavering commitment to work in partnership with a range of multi-agency personnel along with a range of stakeholders including our supportive parents and community, would be essential. The Head of Academy will lead on the complex day-to-day running of the academy and be responsible for managing the provision and site.

They would also be a key stakeholder in forming the strategic development of leadership, teaching and learning as well as the associated provision across school. All whilst being an outstanding role model. The Head of Pennyman Primary Academy will be closely supported in their role by the Executive Head Teacher, an incredibly able staff, including a phenomenally talented leadership team.

The Executive Head Teacher and the Trust acknowledge the importance of the role of the Head of Academy and are committed to life-long professional development for all staff. Therefore, you will be actively offered long-term support, encouragement, a bespoke CPD package as well as a shared leadership offer across the Trust, in addition to constructive challenge and support.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an outstanding leader who can raise standards with proven experience of accelerating progress and attainment;
  • Is an inspirational role model who can lead by example and motivate others;
  • Has proven experience of whole school leadership and the ability to communicate and deliver on a clear vision for school improvement;
  • Is an outstanding team player with the ability to forge strong partnerships;
  • Has the expertise to support, champion and develop the educational provision for a range of learners;
  • Can work constructively and cohesively with a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Has the impetus and commitment to lead and be a part of a forward-looking strategic leadership team;
  • Has the ability to demonstrate professional capacity and a vested interest in supporting others to thrive;
  • Is committed to serve following the Nolan principals 

In return the successful candidate will:

  • Have the privilege of leading a unique primary provision which is a bastion of inclusion;
  • Have highly supportive children, parents, colleagues and Trustees;
  • Work in an academy with incredibly high aspirations for all of its pupils, their families, staff and the profession;
  • Have the opportunity to work in a vibrant, supportive and friendly Trust where you will be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally;
  • Be a member of an incredibly talented and well informed team of professionals within the academy and across the Trust;
  • Learn from and contribute to a range of academic research, latest thinking and professional learning;
  • Be supported through a professional development programme including bespoke coaching and mentoring;
  • Work within a supportive and innovate Multi Academy Trust. 

Contact information

Tees Valley Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Application packs can be downloaded or printed directly from the Trust website or requested from the academy.

Only applications via the Trust’s official application form will be accepted. Please do not submit a CV as substitute for part or full application form, the information will not be accepted or considered.

If you are submitting your completed application form by e-mail to please be aware the academy cannot be responsible for any formatting anomalies when printing.

Hand written or electronic printed copies should be posted or hand delivered to the following address for the attention of Ms Katrina Morley: Pennyman Primary Academy Fulbeck Rd, Middlesbrough TS3 0QS

Visits to the academy are actively encouraged and should be arranged by contacting Mrs Lucy Simpson, PA to the Executive Head Teacher, on 01642 304406. During the visits, masks will be provided and there will be no access to classroom bubbles.

If you have any queries about the application process or the position please feel free to contact Ms Katrina Morley, CEO and Executive Headteacher on 01642 304406 or email

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