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Job Ref No. ECC2824-166L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: LS 21-27
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 22nd April 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  15/04/2024

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Required: September 2024

Group 4, pupils on roll 695

Salary: Leadership Range 21 - 27 (£78,507 - £90,718)

The Trust relocation policy allows the successful candidate to claim up to £8,000.​

East Tilbury Primary School is a large four-form entry primary school and is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of theSchools' Co-operative Society. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record forschool improvement.​

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Headteacher who:​

· Leads by example with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity, drawing on their own expertise andskills, and that of those around them evidencing the ability and willingness to develop leaders acrossthe school.​

· Can implement Teaching & Learning strategies that will lead to improved pupil outcomes

· Holds and articulates clear values and moral purpose, focused on providing a world-class educationfor all pupils, in line with the trust values.​

· Demonstrates optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards their pupilsand staff, and towards parents/carers, governors, members of the local community and the Trust.​

· Can communicate, with confidence and authenticity, the school and trust vision, so that it isunderstood and acted on effectively by all; motivate and work with others to empower all pupils andstaff to excel.​

· Works collaboratively with other schools in the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust to furtherdevelop our community of schools, to share and develop good educational development strategiesand practice, establishing an educational culture of 'open classrooms' as a basis for sharing bestpractice within and between schools.​

Our pupils are looking for a Headteacher who:​

· Understands how important the co-operative values are to the whole school and works to these valueseveryday​

· Is a determined, brave and confident leader who is good at taking responsibility and sharing responsibility withothers.​

· Includes everyone, supporting pupils and making them feelvalued.​

· Is a caring Individual who understands different needs of all pupils in the school and treats everyonefairly​

· Gives space forhappiness.​

· Is a good-natured problem solver and makes goodchoices.​

· Creates a school environment where pupils are happy, motivated to learn and feel listenedto​

We can offer you:​

· A bespoke induction and Continued Professional Development Process (PDP) - including access to theNationalCollege of Leadership and NPQprogrammes.​

· Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee AssistantProgramme.​

· Mentoring and support from an experienced central Senior LeadershipTeam.​

· Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across theTrust.​

· Collaboration with a committed and supportiveLocal Governing Body, and highly professional, dedicatedstaff andsupportiveTrustees.​

· Trust 'cloud first' ICT strategy that will ensure the schools are fit for delivering and creating a flexible andcreativeICT rich workingenvironment.​

· Skilled Trust central operations including, finance, HR, estates, health and safety, andICT.​

· A family of twelve schools working collectively within theTrust​

· A Trust relocation policy that enables someone to move within 25 miles of the school, and provide funding of up to £8,000.00 towards buying or renting a property.

· The opportunity of participating in our School's Partnership Programme (SPP) collaboration in peer-to-peer supportwith Headteachers across theTrust​

· Access to our external school improvement partner, supporting you with your school developmentprogramme​

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact to make an appointment. If you would like an informal conversation regarding this role, please contact Louise Coates, Deputy Chief Executive Officer: 

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment and selection policy statement ( for more information.   

For further details and to apply for the vacancy, please visit our website:

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024 - Midday

Interview Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Information about the School

East Tilbury Primary School & Nursery converted to Academy Status in April 2012 as a partner in St Cleres Co-operative Academy Trust. We are a three/four form entry school in a semi-rural location, only a 5 minute walk from East Tilbury Station which is on the C2C Fenchurch - Shoeburyness Line. .

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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Contact Information

Abbie Stonehouse
East Tilbury Primary School
Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury
Essex, RM18 8SB
Telephone: 01375 846181

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