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Brampton 'The Ellis' C of E Aided Primary School


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School: Brampton 'The Ellis' C of E Aided Primary School

Post: Headteacher

Salary: L18-24

Number on roll: 465

Age range: 3-11

Required for: September 2024


Closing Date: Monday 27th November 2023 at 9:00am

Shortlisting Date: Monday 27th November 2023

Interview Dates: Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December 2023 (provisional)

Information about the post and school

Are you ready to embark on a remarkable journey, leading Brampton ‘The Ellis’ C of E Aided Primary, a school that has been at the heart of our local community since 1866? James Montgomery Academy Trust (JMAT), the local governing board, The Ellis Trust and Diocese of Sheffield invite you apply for the post of Headteacher to continue the legacy of our retiring headteacher in driving excellence at our popular split-site school.

Our school has a strong Christian ethos and effective links exist between the school, local churches and the wider community. We pride ourself on our caring, supportive ethos, encouraging everyone in our school community to thrive. Working across two distinct sites, we foster a collaborative environment that embraces diversity, encourages curiosity, and nurtures every child’s unique potential.

Building on our strengths and achievements, our new headteacher will be an excellent practitioner, be able to lead curriculum development and those who deliver it, constantly seeking ways to raise achievement and standards. They will be an excellent motivator of staff and will have the ability to delegate and monitor effectively. The successful candidate will also promote the care, health and well-being of all our staff and children.

We are in search of an inspiring individual who shares our commitment to academic excellence, moral guidance, and community engagement.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • Build on the visionary leadership of the school community that reflects our vision and values, setting high expectations for academic achievement, inclusion and well-being.

  • Be a forward-thinker who can build upon our existing successes, while bringing fresh perspectives to shape the future of our school.

  • Have unwavering belief in the transformative power of education to change lives and contribute positively to society.

  • Demonstrate a desire to strengthen our links with the local community, forging partnerships that enrich the educational experience for all.

  • Show dedication to creating a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

  • Support effective continuous professional development providing guidance, mentorship and opportunities for growth to all staff members.

  • Bring an understanding and appreciation of our school's Christian ethos, and a commitment to upholding our core values.

  • Manage resources effectively to meet the needs of all children, maintaining a well-equipped and stimulating learning environment.

  • Embody the JMAT vision and work in collaboration with others.


What we can offer you:

  • Happy and enthusiastic children who love learning.

  • A popular split site school with a welcoming, caring atmosphere and ethos.

  • Established, skilled, dedicated and supportive staff.

  • Effective SEND support at Trust level.

  • A school that is at the heart of the community with extensive grounds and excellent resources.

  • A broad range of professional development, both within the Trust and beyond.

  • Support for your wellbeing to ensure your success as a leader.

  • A local governing board and Diocesan team that are dedicated to school improvement, offering excellent support and challenge.


As our new Headteacher, you will lead a dedicated team of staff, eager children, and supportive families. You will have the opportunity to leave an indelible mark on the lives of young learners and the broader community. Additionally, you will be supported by a committed, Trust, The Sheffield Diocese, local governing body and a network of passionate stakeholders.

Please contact Helen Nield (School Business Manager) for further information about the post or to arrange a visit to the school: or 01709 760370

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Michele Finney - Trust lead for recruitment

Please download the recruitment information pack for more information.

James Montgomery Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and relevant safeguarding checks will be conducted in line with guidance and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

All school posts involve working with children and therefore the successful candidates will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), James Montgomery Academy Trust complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. James Montgomery Academy Trust undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

James Montgomery Academy Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar a person from working in school. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete and return a Criminal Records Declaration Form prior to interview. At interview, or in a separate discussion, James Montgomery Academy Trust and HR ensures that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.

Failure to declare a relevant conviction, caution or pending police action, will disqualify the applicant from appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light later.

All appointments will be subject to: Two written references (one from the most recent employer) confirming professional and personal knowledge, skills and abilities and with a positive recommendation from the current employer.

Christian Values underpin our determination to ensure that every child can be the best they can, in order to take their place as a valuable citizen within our world.

Applications for this position are now closed.

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