The title ‘Head of School’ encompasses any senior manager who is responsible for the day-to-day management of a partner academy – this includes staff whose title might be Principal, Head Teacher, Executive Head Teacher or other such variation.

The Head of School has responsibility for all education matters involved in the running of an academy on a day-to-day basis. They will also manage the teachers and support staff in their schools. They will determine and present the school’s draft development plan for the Local Governing Body to approve. In addition, in consultation with the Executive Principal, they may also have additional roles which provide opportunities beyond their own academy, dependent on their expertise and professional development needs.

The Head of School is line managed by the Trust’s Executive Principal and works closely with the Chief Finance Officer and the Federation’s Senior Team in order to ensure that their academy is well resourced and led. Their performance management will be carried out by the Executive Principal and the chair of the Local Governing Body.

To view a copy of the Head of School’s job description please click here.