ALD – Headteacher

Application Pack

Job Advert

The Mercian Trust and Local Governing Body  are looking to appoint an inspirational leader for Aldridge School with a proven track record of leading exceptional curriculum, teaching and assessment practice and the skills set to ensure that the very highest educational and pastoral standards are met throughout the school.


The Trust is dedicated to equipping our students to live life to the full by realising their potential, thriving in the world of work and by making a positive contribution to the local, national and international community.  We aim to achieve this by empowering social mobility, being fully committed to social inclusion and delivering social justice amongst our student community. 


The successful candidate will be supported by the Trust’s school improvement team and education business support services – and will be backed by local governors and trustees, who together are focussed on building on the school’s good provision and leading it to outstanding in order to provide the best education for Aldridge students.


Our Offer

  • A superb staff team committed to doing their very best to improve curriculum, teaching and assessment practices across the school
  • Support from our Trust central teams and other schools in our Trust to ensure you have the tools to deliver success (our schools are all located close to each other and we work better when we are working together)
  • Support for your ongoing continuing professional development
  • Never a dull moment; we never stand still, every day offers new challenges and opportunities within an ambitious, forward thinking team.


You will:

  • Be ambitious and charismatic
  • Be well respected for your authenticity of character
  • Lead by example and be passionate about constantly driving improvement with flair and imagination
  • Be committed to a distributed leadership model and make your leadership style responsive to those being led
  • Have an acute understanding of curriculum and how to develop it
  • Have experience of leading curriculum, teaching and assessment practices that have delivered an impressive impact on securing exceptional student outcomes 
  • Share our passion and belief that our students deserve only the best
  • Be prepared to lead from the front with strong communication and team building skills
  • Be committed to the education and life chances of vulnerable and disadvantaged students 
  • Be keen to work collaboratively with peers across the Trust 
  • Be capable of effective strategic business planning and budget management
  • Be positive (you will love your job)

How to apply:

Please check that you meet the person specification before applying for this post.

Complete the Online Application Form (TES Jobs).

Please submit a supporting statement / document no longer than 3 sides of A4 outlining the following:    

  • How your recent and relevant experience has prepared you to be successful in this post.    
  • How the impact you have had in your career to date is an appropriate foundation for you to undertake this role.

Please note – your ability to communicate a wide range of information with appropriate examples and evidence clearly and concisely in your supporting statement will be assessed as part of the shortlisting process.

Safer Recruitment

The Mercian Trust School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.  As these posts involve working in regulated activity unsupervised with children all post-holders are subject to a satisfactory  pre-employment checks including an Enhanced  Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 31st January 2022

Interview Dates: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th February 2022