Burrsville Infant Academy
Craigfield Avenue , Tendring, England CO15 4HR
Start Date
September 2024
L14 - L20

About the Role

Are you a passionate and dedicated educational leader looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young children? Burrsville Infant Academy is seeking an outstanding Headteacher to lead our vibrant and thriving school community. 

At Burrsville Infant Academy, we are committed to creating a joy in learning for every child. Our school provides a nurturing environment where children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 2 flourish through quality first teaching and a wide range of enriching experiences. With a focus on virtues and values such as Friendship, Love, Respect, and Equality, we prepare our students for the challenges of the future, both academically and personally. 

The Role 

We are looking for an exceptional senior leader who can build on Burrsville’s strengths and drive our school to even greater success. As the Headteacher, you will lead, motivate, and inspire our dedicated team of staff and governors to ensure that every child receives an outstanding education. You will have a clear understanding of what it takes to maintain a ‘Good’ judgement and the skills to lead the school to an ‘Outstanding’ outcome. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a team of passionate educators 
  • Drive continuous improvement and raise academic standards 
  • Ensure the delivery of a broad, rich, and diverse curriculum 
  • Foster a culture of community engagement and outreach 
  • Provide pastoral care for all members of the school community 


  • Experience as a Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher 
  • Passion, drive, and enthusiasm for education 
  • Clear understanding of school improvement strategies 
  • Ability to manage workload, show flexibility, and resilience 
  • Commitment to community engagement and outreach 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Rowan Oliver, Head of People using [email protected]


The application process and timetable

Application deadline: Tuesday 14th May at Midday
School visits:  Welcome, please contact Rowan Oliver, Head of People
Interviews: Thursday 23rd May 2024
Contract details: Permanent
Salary: L14-L20
Start date: September 2024
Closing Date
Tuesday 14th May 2024 at midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form using [email protected]  

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.  


In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check. 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Rowan Oliver, Head of People using [email protected]  


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
A great ECT experience,
Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.