Head of Academy

The Russett School Middlehurst Avenue Weaverham Northwich Cheshire CW8 3BW.

Required for September 2018 or sooner

Leadership Point 18 to Leadership Point 22 (£59,857 to £66,017),


The Russett Learning Trust and Governors are looking to appoint an excellent leader for the Russett School.

The Russett School is a special academy providing outstanding education for pupils and young people from ages 2 to 19 years with Severe Learning Difficulties, Speech and Language Difficulties and Complex Needs.

This role brings a wonderful opportunity to become a key player in our academy and our Trust. We are looking for someone who has the highest expectations in terms of our pupils/students and staff. Who is passionate and committed to working with children with special educational needs and who will embrace the ethos and values of the academy and Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with our Trust in continuing to maintain our high standards by providing an outstanding education for all our pupils and young people.

As Head of the Academy, you will lead on the day to day organisational management of the academy. You will be working with a strong Trust Board, Executive Head Teacher and Local Governing Committee. You will work closely with the Executive Head Teacher who oversees the strategic direction of the academy.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you and show you around the academy. To arrange, please contact Julia Hughes, Clerk to the Board of Directors, on 01606 855831 or by email to

An application pack (including job description and person specification for this role) is available to download


For further information about the academy, please visit

Completed application forms should be returned to by noon on Thursday 1st March 2018. Shortlisting Friday 9th March 2018 and interviews will take place on Wednesday 21st March.

The Russett Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.

Head of Academy Pack

Application Form


Governor Vacancy

The Russett School Middlehurst Avenue Weaverham CW8 3BW

The Board of The Russett Learning Trust are seeking to recruit Co-Opted School Governors to enrich the existing skills mix of The Russett School Governing Committee.
We are specifically seeking people who have a background or skills and experience in at least one of the following areas;

• Finance
• Human Resources
• Marketing/Promotion/PR
• Working or volunteering with young people
• Connections with local schools in the area

This is an exciting opportunity to further support your local community.

The purpose of the post is to contribute to the role of the governing committee in achieving its three core functions;

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction within the context of the Russett Learning Trust;
• Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

If you feel you are able to volunteer your skills and inspire change please contact Julia Hughes Clerk to Governors on 01606 855831 and find out more about the work of governors at the Russett School.