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Sprites Primary Academy is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants or volunteers will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.




Acting Deputy Headteacher

Required for September 2019
Location – Sprites Primary Academy, Ipswich

Employer - REAch2 Academy Trust
Full Time – Fixed Term Sept 2019 – April 2020
Salary –
L7 to L11,
£46,430 - £51,234

Exceptional Opportunities for Learning

This isn’t just any teaching job. This is the opportunity to be part of something amazing, to improve the life chances of children and to accelerate your career at a phenomenal rate.


Sprites Primary Academy offers education for children from 3 years old, in the school Nursery, to 11 years old.  We aim to provide each child with an enjoyable, rich and informative education which helps to develop the 'whole child'; in the hope that they will be prepared for much of what their future holds for them. In fact our moto is 'Preparing for the future! Celebrating today! '.

We continue our journey of transformation in developing a learning community where pupils are engaged in developing the skills needed for life in the 21st Century.


We can offer:


  • The opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives through education.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a collaborative, experienced, supportive leadership team.
  • The chance for your leadership skills to flourish and develop with practical support and encouragement. A track record of promotion for our Leadership Team.
  • High quality leadership training and development through one of the country’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts.
  • Enthusiastic, responsive children who are ready to learn.
  • A caring, hard-working and committed staff team.
  • The opportunity to work with children from diverse ethnicities and cultures.
  • A positive and caring culture, including a Restorative Approach.
  • An inclusive ethos where every child is valued and supported to achieve their potential.


We are looking for a passionate and energetic leader who will:


  • Be a role model of positivity and aspiration for our staff and children.
  • Have vision, energy and resilience. Inspire and lead others.
  • Inspire and lead colleagues and hold them to account.
  • Promote a positive image of the school and the trust as a wonderful place to work and learn.
  • Use data effectively and use target setting to raise standards.
  • Work with us to rapidly raise outcomes by raising the quality of teaching.
  • Be passionate and committed to education as a means for all children to achieve their potential and improve their life chances.
  • Have evidence of a track record of creative, excellent classroom teaching.
  • Work effectively in partnership with families, Governors and staff.
  • Be flexible and committed to team-working.
  • Be committed to continuing professional development.
  • Bring personal organisation and good ICT skills.


We would like to hear from great teachers, with primary experience and a genuine commitment to improving the life chances of the children they teach.

Give us a call even if you're just a tiny bit interested - it really is as exciting as it sounds!

For an informal discussion, please contact David Hitchin, Deputy Headteacher on 01473 685040.

To request an application pack, please email sprites.primary@sprites.suffolk.sch.uk or visit the reach2 website using: http://reach2.org/vacancies/ 

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged at your convenience – you need to meet our brilliant children! Please contact David Hitchin, Deputy Headteacher on 01473 685040 to make further arrangements.

The deadline for applications is 17 July 2019 with interviews to be agreed.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Acceptable Documents for DBS check

Acceptable Documents for Right to Work