.wp-post-image { display: none !important; }




(Job Reference TM/Head)




The Mead Primary School

Closing date:

9.00am on Monday 9th March 2020

Interview date:

23rd and 24th March 2020

Full time


L15 – L21 (starting salary will be dependent on experience)

Role overview:

Are you a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and creative leader who can drive the next phase of development by building on our successes to achieve excellence in all that we do?  If so we would love to hear from you. This is an exciting opportunity to join this developing Multi Academy Trust and lead one of its three primary schools. We welcome applications from existing headteachers and experienced senior leaders looking for a new, exciting and rewarding challenge to become our new Headteacher at The Mead. 

The Mead School is a thriving, larger than average primary school situated on the outskirts of Trowbridge, Wiltshire and was graded Good by Ofsted in November 2019. It is a happy, vibrant place where all children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate.  Our children benefit from a large site with 14 classes and a nursery in Hilperton, and a small site in a village setting with four small classes, including a preschool in the village of Wingfield. There are extensive grounds on both sites, which are used to enhance our approaches to teaching and learning.  We are committed to providing an educational environment that values each child as an individual and nurtures their potential.

We are now looking for a new Headteacher who

  • Is committed to The Mead Academy Trust’s vision, purpose and values
  • Is committed to further developing a strong team of leaders, teachers and support staff to deliver a culture of continuous school improvement
  • Possesses the leadership qualities and flair to make great things happen that will take the school to the next level
  • Has excellent knowledge and understanding of current educational priorities and challenges, and how to deliver provision to provide a high-quality education
  • Is a motivational leader who will work in partnership with our family of schools and have a willingness to share practice and to learn from others
  • Will bring energy and creativity to drive curriculum innovation whilst maintaining existing effective practices
  • Has a proven track record of achieving success and raising standards as a leader
  • Has the belief that every child can and will succeed, and the determination to provide the necessary experiences to make this happen
  • Is self-motivated, ambitious and has a strong track record of professional learning
  • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community

We are committed to supporting our Heads to create outstanding schools, ‘shaping inspirational learning’ and focusing on the progress and success of every child. The successful candidate will work closely with Lyssy Bolton, our CEO/National Leader of Education, and will be supported by The Mead Academy Trust’s collaborative, high-performing and supportive strategic leadership team. 

We strongly encourage potential applicants to visit our school and meet our team. If you would like more information or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office on 01225 759273.

The Job Reference for this post is TM/Head.

About the Mead Academy Trust