Vacancy - Headteacher, Walkergate Community Primary School

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, we are seeking to appoint an inclusive and innovative Headteacher, from September 2022, who can lead our school, at the heart of our community.

Walkergate Community Primary School is one of six primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East.

Our school is a large primary school based across 2 sites in the east end of Newcastle. We currently have 690 pupils aged from 2 to 11 and in 2020 Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good’. Our school motto is ‘Together we make a difference’ and staff are dedicated to working with children, parents and families to ensure that all Walkergate children achieve their very best in everything they do in a safe, happy and nurturing environment.

The school was awarded teaching school status in July 2017 and Research School status in 2019. The Research School sits within the trust and has a designated lead, with the research school work being integral to the development of quality first teaching across the trust, alongside the regional and national work it undertakes.

We are looking for an inspiring leader, with the drive and vision to build upon the school’s successes to date and develop a shared expectation of high educational standards in the school, taking this ‘good’ school to ‘outstanding’.

The ideal candidate:
  • Has an excellent understanding of teaching and learning and SEND practice
  • Has proven leadership qualities and ability to challenge, inspire and motivate colleagues
  • Has a proven record as an innovative, resourceful and decisive leader; and
  • Can actively participate in and develop further, schools' partnerships across the trust and with the local community.

In return we offer:
  • collaborative networks of colleagues across the trust;
  • a welcoming, friendly, hard-working and committed team of colleagues whom, at all levels, are dedicated to making a difference to the children in their care; and
  • School teacher pay and conditions.

Like to find out more about this unique opportunity? Please get in touch on 0191 2284090 to arrange to visit during one of our open days or for an informal discussion with our CEO, Debi Bailey.

Interested in applying? If you share our passion and believe you can make a difference please read the accompanying person specification and job description and return your completed application form and equalities monitoring form by e-mail to admin@neat.org.uk no later than 12 noon on Monday 28 March 2022.

NEAT Academy Trust is an exempt charity and company limited by guarantee registered in England with company number 10561094. The company's registered office is 1 Hedley Court, Orion Business Park, North Shields, NE29 7ST