Stocksfield Avenue Primary School, St Cuthbert’s Road, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2DQ.


Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

L18 - L24: £64,143 – £74,295 per annum.

This school has Academy status and is part of the SMART Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

SMART Multi Academy Trust

Stocksfield Avenue Primary School

St Cuthbert’s Road


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 2DQ.

Permanent from 1 September 2021.

The Board of Trustees of the Smart Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Headteacher to lead Stocksfield Avenue Primary School.

Stocksfield Avenue Primary School is a good school (Ofsted May 2019), which has been extremely well-led for the last 11 years by the current headteacher, who is retiring after a long and successful career as the school leader.

Trustees are looking for someone with the aspiration and drive to build on the school’s many strengths and ensure an unrelenting focus on providing the best possible education for every child.

Stocksfield Avenue is a large, PFI school with outstanding resources which serves a diverse community in the inner west of the city.

The appointed candidate will have a proven, successful track record in school senior leadership and be able to demonstrate that he or she has the vision and the ability to engage staff, parents, and children in ensuring the very best of learning experiences and outcomes for every child in all year groups. The successful candidate, as a Trust leader, will also be expected to work with other Smart Executive/Headteachers and leaders in other Trust schools when required.

Candidates are advised to use the school website and Facebook pages to gain a valuable insight into the school - School visits are encouraged and can be face-to-face or virtual. Informal conversations prior to application with Colin Lofthouse, CEO, are welcomed.

Please telephone Jenny Spoors, Administration and Finance Support Officer, on 0191 255 9351, if you would like to make an appointment to speak to the CEO.

If you wish to apply for this post, please request an Application Pack from, and return a completed application form to,: Jenny Spoors, AFSO, SMART Multi- Academy Trust, Montagu Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4SB. Email:

Closing Date for applications: 12:00 midday, Wednesday 24 February 2021

Shortlisting: Thursday 25 February 2021

Interviews: Wednesday and Thursday 3 and 4 March 2021.

SMART Multi Academy Trust is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and satisfy a range of pre-employment checks.

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise. Please also note that if you do not hear from us within a few days of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.


Closing date:

24 February 2021

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