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Leadership Range 21 – 27

£78,507 - £90,718 per annum

FTE: 100%

Monday - Friday


East Tilbury Primary School
Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Essex.RM18 8SBEssex
East Tilbury Primary School

The Trust relocation policy allows the successful candidate to claim up to £8,000.

East Tilbury Primary School is a large four-form entry primary school and is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the Schools’ Co-operative Society. We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record for school improvement.​

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • Leads by example with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity, drawing on their own expertise and skills, and that of those around them evidencing the ability and willingness to develop leaders across the school.​
  • Can implement Teaching & Learning strategies that will lead to improved pupil outcomes
  • Holds and articulates clear values and moral purpose, focused on providing a world-class education for all pupils, in line with the trust values.​
  • Demonstrates optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards their pupils and staff, and towards parents/carers, governors, members of the local community and the Trust.​
  • Can communicate, with confidence and authenticity, the school and trust vision, so that it is understood and acted on effectively by all; motivate and work with others to empower all pupils and staff to excel.​
  • Works collaboratively with other schools in the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust to further develop our community of schools, to share and develop good educational development strategies and practice, establishing an educational culture of ‘open classrooms’ as a basis for sharing best practice within and between schools.​

Our pupils are looking for a Headteacher who:

  • Understands how important the co-operative values are to the whole school and works to these values everyday​
  • Is a determined, brave and confident leader who is good at taking responsibility and sharing responsibility with others.​
  • Includes everyone, supporting pupils and making them feel valued. ​
  • Is a caring Individual who understands different needs of all pupils in the school and treats everyone fairly ​
  • Gives space for happiness.​
  • Is a good-natured problem solver and makes good choices.​
  • Creates a school environment where pupils are happy, motivated to learn and feel listened to.

We can offer you:

  • A bespoke induction and Continued Professional Development Process (PDP) – including access to the National College of Leadership and NPQ programmes. ​
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistant Programme. ​
  • Mentoring and support from an experienced central Senior Leadership Team. ​
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across the Trust. ​
  • Collaboration with a committed and supportive Local Governing Body, and highly professional, dedicated staff and supportive Trustees. ​
  • Trust ‘cloud first’ ICT strategy that will ensure the schools are fit for delivering and creating a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment. ​
  • Skilled Trust central operations including, finance, HR, estates, health and safety, and ICT. ​
  • A family of twelve schools working collectively within the Trust​
  • A Trust relocation policy that enables someone to move within 25 miles of the school, and provide funding of up to £8,000.00 towards buying or renting a property.
  • The opportunity of participating in our School’s Partnership Programme (SPP) collaboration in peer-to-peer support with Headteachers across the Trust​
  • Access to our external school improvement partner, supporting you with your school development programme​

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact to make an appointment. If you would like an informal conversation regarding this role, please contact Louise Coates, Deputy Chief Executive Officer: 

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment and selection policy statement ( for more information.   

For further details and to apply for the vacancy, please refer to the below recruitment brochure.

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024 - Midday

Interview Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

Start date

1st September 2024

Read the full job description
Posted on: 15 March 2024

Application Closing date

Monday, 15 April 2024 12:00 pm

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Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.