Reference: JOB-75572
Location: Silfield Primary Academy
Phase: Primary
Job Type: Permanent
Job Time: Full Time
Start Date: January 2025
Salary: £60,488 - £69,970 pa
Closing Date: Mon 1st Jul 2024


Site Plan
Job description


Silfield Primary Academy

Dunlin Drive


NR18 9FB

Part of Unity Schools Partnership

Tel: 01440 333400 (Unity Schools Partnership office)

Email: dwoodward@unitysp.co.uk

  • Salary - L11 - L17, £60,488 to £69,970 pa 
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Required from January 2025

This is a rare opportunity to lead the opening of a brand new primary school in Silfield, Norfolk. 

Unity Schools Partnership was selected by Norfolk CC to open a fantastic, modern and spacious new primary school from September 2025. 

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for an ambitious, aspiring leader with a passion for education and excellence, looking to embed our new school at the heart of its community from the outset. 

We are inviting applications from candidates with a strong track record of school improvement through senior leadership and those who understand how to create and maintain outstanding primary practice. 

You will have a background as a Primary senior leader and demonstrable experience in establishing high standards of practice across EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Opening a brand new school is a unique and exciting opportunity and our preferred candidate will have a clear vision about how to forge strong links with the community. Experience of recruiting excellent teaching and support staff is essential. A good knowledge of current educational research is also highly desirable. 

Unity Schools Partnership is an innovative MAT, with a nationally acclaimed curriculum offer (CUSP). Our schools use our Trust &iLearn digital strategy to deliver curriculum excellence through 1:1 iPads, with all Y4-6 pupils using an iPad that they take home daily. With a Research School at the heart of our practice, we are committed to using evidence to guide our approaches to school improvement. 

Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 35 schools, growing to 39 in September and into the 40s over the coming years with other schools to open, as well as Silfield Primary Academy. The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2026. The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable change can happen. 

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role, please contact Darren Woodward, Executive Director of Education on - dwoodward@unitysp.co.uk  

How to apply

The Job Description and a plan of the school site are available to download from ‘Attachments’.

Click 'Apply for Job' and you will be redirected to our website, where you can apply.

Closing date:  1 July 2024, 9am

Interview date: w/c  8 July 2024

We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll facilitate this wherever we can – whether to help you meet other commitments or to help you strike a great work-life balance. 

We’re keen to ensure we’re designing an organisation that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented groups.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.