Internal Advert – The post is restricted to current employees of Ad Astra Academy Trust

Headteacher Designates – Brougham Primary School and Rosebrook Primary School

Ad Astra Academy Trust are entering a very exciting phase of its development and would like to appoint two dynamic and ambitious Headteacher Designates for Brougham and Rosebrook Primary Schools. The post at Brougham Primary School will commence on 1st January 2020, or as near as possible thereafter. The post at Rosebrook Primary School will commence after the 2020 Easter holiday break, or as near as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will work closely with the current Headteachers, who are both commencing phased retirements, and be paid as a Headteacher when the current postholder is on a non-working day.  The successful candidates will become the Headteacher of the school on the retirement of the current Headteacher. Both Headteacher posts will attract the salary range of Points 18 – 24 on the Leadership Scale.

The Trust are looking to appoint experienced, inspirational and motivational leaders who:

  • Are passionate about children’s learning and development.
  • Have excellent leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a strong commitment to maintaining and further developing high standards of teaching and learning and continue to raise standards.
  • Can motivate the whole school community.
  • Can effectively deploy resources to maximum effect.
  • Can lead their school towards achieving and maintaining an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement.

In return the Trust can offer you:

  • An Academy Trust that provides support within a culture of transparency and mutual respect.
  • A friendly, committed and dedicated staff.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils with a willingness to learn.
  • A well maintained and resourced learning environment.
  • A responsive central Trust team providing support in relation to school improvement and the business operations.

At Brougham Primary School, the successful candidate will work closely with the current Headteacher for two terms as the Headteacher Designate, being paid as the Headteacher on the one day per week when the current postholder is on a non-working day. The current Headteacher will retire on 31st August 2020, and the successful candidate will become the new Headteacher on 1st September 2020.

In respect of Rosebrook, the successful candidate will work closely with the current Headteacher for two terms as the Headteacher Designate, being paid as the Headteacher on the two days per week when the current postholder is on non-working days. The current Headteacher will retire on 31st December 2020, and the successful candidate will become the new Headteacher on 1st January 2021.

Candidates are asked to demonstrate the skills and experience that they will bring to the posts.

Ad Astra Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about these positions please contact Andy Brown OBE, CEO, on 01429 874552.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Application forms and further details are available via the Ad Astra website site:

Closing Date – 9am on Friday 27th September 2019

Brougham Interviews to be held in the morning of Monday 7th October 2019 (School specific visits etc. on 4th October) Rosebrook Interviews to be held in the morning of Tuesday 8th October 2010 (School specific visits etc. on the afternoon of 7th October)

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Internal Advert – The post is restricted to current employees of Ad Astra Academy Trust

Headteacher Designates – Brougham Primary School and Rosebrook Primary School

Ad Astra Academy Trust are entering a very exciting phase of its development and would like to appoint two dynamic and ambitious Headteacher Designates for Brougham and Rosebrook Primary Schools. The post at Brougham Primary School will commence on 1st January 2020, or as near as possible thereafter. The post at Rosebrook Primary School will commence after the 2020 Easter holiday break, or as near as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will work closely with the current Headteachers, who are both commencing phased retirements, and be paid as a Headteacher when the current postholder is on a non-working day.  The successful candidates will become the Headteacher of the school on the retirement of the current Headteacher. Both Headteacher posts will attract the salary range of Points 18 – 24 on the Leadership Scale.

The Trust are looking to appoint experienced, inspirational and motivational leaders who:

  • Are passionate about children’s learning and development.
  • Have excellent leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a strong commitment to maintaining and further developing high standards of teaching and learning and continue to raise standards.
  • Can motivate the whole school community.
  • Can effectively deploy resources to maximum effect.
  • Can lead their school towards achieving and maintaining an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement.

In return the Trust can offer you:

  • An Academy Trust that provides support within a culture of transparency and mutual respect.
  • A friendly, committed and dedicated staff.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils with a willingness to learn.
  • A well maintained and resourced learning environment.
  • A responsive central Trust team providing support in relation to school improvement and the business operations.

At Brougham Primary School, the successful candidate will work closely with the current Headteacher for two terms as the Headteacher Designate, being paid as the Headteacher on the one day per week when the current postholder is on a non-working day. The current Headteacher will retire on 31st August 2020, and the successful candidate will become the new Headteacher on 1st September 2020.

In respect of Rosebrook, the successful candidate will work closely with the current Headteacher for three terms as the Headteacher Designate, being paid as the Headteacher on the one day per week when the current postholder is on a non-working day during the spring term, and two days per week in the summer and autumn terms. The current Headteacher will retire on 31st December 2020, and the successful candidate will become the new Headteacher on 1st January 2021.

Candidates are asked to demonstrate the skills and experience that they will bring to the posts.

Ad Astra Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about these positions please contact Andy Brown OBE, CEO, on 01429 874552.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Application forms and further details are available via the Ad Astra website site:

Closing Date – 9am on Friday 27th September 2019

Brougham Interviews to be held in the morning of Monday 7th October 2019 (School specific visits etc. on 4th October)

Rosebrook Interviews to be held in the morning of Tuesday 8th October 2010 (School specific visits etc. on the afternoon of 7th October)