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Head Of Primary At Atam Academy, Redbridge

CORE PURPOSE: To provide dynamic and professional leadership of the Primary Phase of Atam Academy, which is an all-through 3 -18 Academy, including Nursery. The Head of Primary working with the Executive Headteacher will be accountable for the Academy’s continued success and improvement in achieving its vision to be school where a love of learning and life is nurtured, where standards are exceptionally high and where partnerships enhance our achievements. We hold strongly to our founding values as a Sikh Faith School.

In order to deliver dynamic and professional leadership of the Primary phase, the Head of Primary has a range of key accountabilities to the Governing Body as follows:

Key accountabilities:

• With the Director of Education and Executive Headteacher; provide vision and strategic direction

• Lead by example to foster an open, transparent and equitable culture

• Develop the distinctive Faith of the school in line with its founding principles as an inclusive Sikh Faith school within its local community 

•  Evaluate school performance and effectiveness and identify priorities for continuous improvement

•   Achieve and sustain outstanding teaching and learning across a broad and balanced curriculum

•   Promote excellence, high expectations and standards of behaviour for all pupils 

•    Ensure equality of opportunity and inclusivity creating a culture and environment that enables pupils’ moral and spiritual growth  

•    Effective management and deployment of resources to achieve the school’s aims 

• Create a safe and inspiring learning environment 

• To be responsible for the day to day management of the school

• Work effectively with the Executive Headteacher and Governing Body upholding the highest standards of professionalism and support Governors/Trustees in ensuring that this impacts on all aspects of the Academy’s decision making processes

These accountabilities are described in more detail in the job description  outlining key responsibilities

What we can offer:

• An outstanding rated all-through  3-18 academy

• Exceptionally well behaved and motivated pupils

• Dedicated staff and Governors

• A friendly and caring school, guided by Sikh values that are universal giving us a moral and ethical compass

• Excellent support from the Executive Headteacher and access to a range of high quality training opportunities to further your career

Closing date: 7th October 2019

Shortlisting: 7th -9th October 2019

Interview: W/C 14th October to be confirmed after shortlisting​

For further details or discussion regarding this post contact:

Sulina Piesse, Executive Headteacher


Applications to be sent to: Marcia Lewis 


T: 020 8252 9831

We encourage visits to the school, please contact Marcia Lewis to make an appointment.

Application pack for head of primary


What can we offer you?

Applicant Letter


Newly Qualified Teachers

Experienced Teachers


Teaching Advert

Application Process

Teacher Specification

ATAM Academy Application Form


Teaching Assistant Advert

Application Process

ATAM Academy Application Form


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