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Job Ref No. ECC3830-84L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership 8 - 14
Position Start Date: 01/01/2023 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/09/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 28 September 2022  

Job Description

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Are you passionate about improving the life chances of all children?

Are you someone who has high expectations, energy and ambition to run a great school?

Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery could well be the place for you!

Willow Brook is a primary school and is one of four primary schools within the Essex region at The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). Willow Brook is one form entry with a nursery and extensive grounds and good facilities. There is a very supportive and committed team and governors who work tirelessly to ensure that all pupils achieve the best possible personal, social and academic outcomes.

We are currently seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Headteacher, who will positively contribute and build on the school's existing strengths, to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team that is committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences.

Our academies are pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. As part of the TKAT network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to an excellent education and real choices in life.

For this role, you will have demonstrable school leadership and management skills, relevant experience, a strong commitment to professional development and the personal qualities to build strong relationships with all stakeholders including parents, governors, colleagues and, most importantly, the children.

The Headteacher will be responsible for the leadership, organisation, management and control of the school whilst working in partnership with key providers. You will be expected to promote and safeguard the welfare of the pupils for whom the school and governing body are responsible and those with whom they come into contact. You will ensure a high-quality education for pupils with high standards of achievement. Headteachers are required to carry out the duties set out in Part 9 of the School Teacher's Pay and Conditions Document.


To apply, please complete the application form via the recruitment website which includes an outline of no more than 2 sides of A4, of what attracts you to Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, your own values and how they relate to TKAT and the school's values, and your qualities against the person specification.

In addition, referring to the Job Description, and on no more than 2 sides of A4, outline what you would expect to do in term one and then how you would plan for the rest of the academic year and send this to

For more information about this role please contact: Susan Brown, Primary Director of Education for Essex Primaries on 07979057602 or

The start date for this position is 1 January 2023 or April 2023.

Working for TKAT

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

The TKAT vision - 'Inspiring learners, changing lives'

A community of learners who share the mindset of success and are driven by the prospect of opportunity for all. An environment of aspiration, respect and openness, enabling employees and students to thrive.

The TKAT values

The TKAT family:

Works together inclusively

Respects and cares for each other

Has ambition and is aspirational for all.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview- should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Ms Joanna Ronayne
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery
Barnardiston Road, Colchester
Essex, CO4 0DT
Telephone: 01206 864375

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