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  • Employer: Lime Academy Larkswood
  • Reference: LIME-P/23/233537
  • Published: Tue 21/03/2023, 16:53 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/04/2023, 10:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: As many hours as deemed necessary to fulfill the role
  • Salary: Leadership Pay Scale Points 21-27
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lime Academy Larkswood - 70-72 New Road, Chingford, London E4 8ET, Essex

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Lime Trust is looking for an experienced, passionate and innovative Headteacher to join their leadership team. The Trust consists of 8 schools, 4 special and 4 primaries in Peterborough and North-East London. This post is to lead at Lime Academy Larkswood, which is a three-form entry primary school in Chingford.  The age range of the pupils attending the setting is 3 to 11.

All of the Lime Trust schools are unique in their context but there is a large degree of uniformity in terms of policies and curriculum. Please see the Trust Strategy and the Schools website for more detailed information. The Trust’s vision is to provide high quality education for pupils through school-to-school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Trust strive to improve life chances for all.

The Lime Way:

  • Putting learners first
  • Setting the standard
  • Building capacity-rich schools

The Values we embed in our schools are:

  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Self-worth
  • Partnership
  • Enjoyment
  • Communication (a voice for all)
  • Trust

Every member of staff is required to uphold and promote the values of the Trust in all aspects of their work performance. They are responsible for supporting all pupils to become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens who are prepared for their life beyond school.

At Lime Trust, our Headteachers are lead professionals and key role models within the school communities they serve. We expect our Headteachers to lead by example, and demonstrate the professional conduct and practice expected of all members of their school community. They should create an environment that promotes effective teaching and learning. They will set high standards and expectations in regard to the quality of teaching and learning, to ensure our pupils are given the opportunity to reach their full potential in all aspects of their development.

The successful candidate will lead the school by example whilst working with the leadership team to drive school improvement, promote best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the Trust.  Candidates should be inspiring leaders, as well as outstanding practitioners who can motivate, manage and build effective teams. You should share our values and be passionate about creating an environment that supports personalised learning and that prepares our pupils for the next stage in their life.

We are looking for a leader who can demonstrate: 

  • Excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills 
  • Optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards their pupils and staff, and towards parents, governors and members of the local community
  • Effective relationship building with fellow professionals and colleagues in other public services to improve academic and social outcomes for all pupils
  • An ability to inspire and influence others – within and beyond schools – to believe in the fundamental importance of education in young people’s lives and to promote the value of education
  • The securing of excellent teaching through an analytical understanding of how pupils learn and of the core features of successful classroom practice and curriculum design, leading to rich curriculum opportunities and pupils’ well-being
  • An ability to identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders in a climate where excellence is the standard, leading to clear succession planning
  • Ambitious standards for all pupils, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupils
  • Excellent communication skills, driving the school’s vision with strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to school improvement, leadership and governance
  • Understanding of the vital importance of internal and external accountability

We are looking forward to hearing from experienced leaders who want to take the next step into Headship. This is a post that has a high level of challenge, but that also offers a high level of reward, and where you will be able to make a difference. You will be part of a dedicated team and will be given support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond.

Trust Benefits:

  • Private health care
  • IT equipment (relevant to the post)
  • Well-being support including online resources/app/initiatives
  • Extensive CPD opportunities, including support with external courses for further career development
  • Enhanced maternity leave benefits
  • Membership of a generous pension scheme (TPS)
  • National pay rates
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Term-time working
  • Career break
  • Supportive Special Leave requests
  • Subsided school meals
  • Subsided childcare (offered on some sites)

Recruitment timetable:

Closing date:       17th April 2023

Shortlisting:         18th April 2023     

Interviews:           25th April 2023

Salary:                  Leadership L21-27

Visits to our schools are warmly welcomed. Please contact Rachael Holland, Director of Primary Education for the Trust either by telephone 07821 303581 or email, to discuss your interest and arrange a visit.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before appointment.