Birley Academy – L.E.A.D.
Location: Sheffield
Salary (£): L29-35
Closing Date: CLOSED
Start Date: April 2024 (or soon afterwards as possible)
Phase: Secondary

Role Managed by

Vonya Campey
Executive Search Consultant


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Thank you for your interest in joining L.E.A.D. Academy Trust as Headteacher of The Birley Academy in Sheffield.

We are determined as a Trust to bring about change and improvement to educational standards in Sheffield and in the East Midlands.

In recognition of our work so far, the Department for Education is supporting our Trust to expand its provision to other academies in this part of England and possibly beyond.

Leadership, therefore, is critical to our ambitions to be the one of the leading Trusts nationally, with leadership not only at Trust level, but also within our constituent academies.

So, what sort of leader are you?

Are you someone who is as ambitious as we are? Are you someone who wants to make a mark as a great Headteacher? Are you someone with the grit and determination to show that children and young people in Sheffield can do as well as anywhere in the UK? If you are, then you are the sort of person we want!

The Trust is looking for an aspirational secondary leader who is able to demonstrate outstanding teaching and learning along with being able to deliver effective school improvement with widespread impact.

You will be a highly present and visible leader around the academy and within the local community building effective relationships with colleagues, students, parents and carers. Your approach will set high standards for the rest of the senior leadership team and beyond.

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust prides itself on the support and advice we give to all our Headteachers. That is why the welfare of our academy leaders is as important to us as any policy or strategy. Remember, our Trust Executives are people who have already “been there and done it”, so they know what it’s like on the front line!

This will be a great job for you if you’re someone who wants to make a tangible difference to the lives of children and young people. After all, they have just one chance of receiving the education they deserve.

We look forward to receiving your application through our retained consultant, Vonya Campey, who can be contacted at vcampey@academicis.co.uk or 07340 010983

Key dates

Closing date: Tuesday 16th January 2024

Shortlisting date: Wednesday 17th January 2024

Interview dates: Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th January 2024.