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We are delighted that you are interested in working for our Trust.

We passionately believe that our staff are our greatest asset and we want to recruit, and retain, the best. Together, we can improve pupils' life chances and that of the local communities we serve. Every role is essential to this belief and we value those we work with, ensuring every person has the opportunity to flourish, and that we remain an employer of choice. 

We will add details of any open vacancies, based within any of the schools within The Sycamore Church of England Trust on this page. Full details of our vacancies can also be found on Greater Jobs.

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Headteacher - St John's CE Primary School


Salary: LS14-LS20 £65,010 - £75,331 
Required From: 1st January 2025

Due to the internal promotion of the current postholder, trustees are seeking to appoint an 
inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead the team at St John’s CE Primary School. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school, whilst being committed to enhancing our creative, stimulating, nurturing and inclusive learning environment. 

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to continue on the school’s 
improvement journey, leading a dedicated, talented team committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made, and that they receive the best quality education possible. You will also actively support the values and ethos of The Sycamore Trust. 

Our ideal candidate will have: 

-Senior leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school 
-Impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
-Clear focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for the 
-Excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achieving 
-Strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent inter-personal 
-Innovative ideas to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider 

In return we can offer:

-Supportive, well informed trustees who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence, 
with commitment to your continuing professional and personal development
-Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust Leaders and our partner schools
-A committed, dedicated and friendly team of staff with high expectations of themselves
-Children who love learning

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to help progress their career.

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. To arrange 
a visit to the school please contact Hazel Liu at the Trust by email - 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms are available from the Greater Jobs website and returnable via email to by Wednesday 4th September 2024. Shortlisting will 
take place on Friday 6th September 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Thursday 12th September 2024. Please note, at the moment, there are no known internal applicants. 

Employees of The Sycamore CE Trust have a responsibility for, and must
be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 
young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.