Silkmore Primary Academy
Exeter Street Stafford, Staffordshire, England ST17 4EG
Start Date
September 2023 or January 2024
L15 – L21

About the Role

We are seeking an outstanding practitioner, who is an innovative, responsible and insightful professional, with the passion, drive, and enthusiasm to build on Silkmore Primary Academy’s considerable strengths.
You will be able to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team of staff and governors who are passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences, within a culture of the highest expectations.
You will demonstrate a clear understanding of what it takes for a school to retain an ‘Outstanding’ judgement and the competency to lead the school to another ‘Outstanding’ outcome. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage, prioritise and organise your workload, to show flexibility and resilience and recognise the need for pastoral care for all members of the community of the school.
A commitment to well-being and mental health is essential.

At Silkmore Primary Academy our mission is to work together to create a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. We like to think of Silkmore as a family, that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers.

As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Aim High, Achieve Together. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, the sports field or in the wider community.

Our bespoke creative mini mission curriculum enriches children’s learning experiences and it shows that a love of learning is fostered in every child, in every classroom every day. It is delivered through a wealth of relevant, real-life problem-solving opportunities where Connexions are made between subjects. A lively curriculum is designed to be varied and engaging and as a result, children are absorbed in their learning, actively seeking ways to overcome any obstacles that they may meet.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Gerry Crofts, Deputy Director of Education using [email protected]

Closing Date
Friday 02 June 2023 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [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.

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,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
• Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
• Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,
• Performance related bonus against agreed KPIs
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 to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.