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Headteacher Job Opportunity with
Pine Green and Evergreen Academies

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Thank you for your interest in the position of Headteacher at Pine Green and Evergreen Academies. We are seeking an outstanding candidate to take these incredible schools forward; so they are second to none nationally and internationally.

The Shaw Education Trust is a large multi-academy trust consisting of 24 Academies and 1 Independent Specialist College. We are sponsored by a third sector charity, The Shaw Trust, which aims to transform lives. The additional capacity our sponsor brings enables us to affect rapid transformation to the lives of young people. We are an innovative, aspirational and motivated Trust, determined to affect positive outcomes for all. We have 3 Teaching Schools in our partnership, a SCITT and an Institute of Education. Exceptional, high quality professional development is at the heart of our approach. Our academies are great places to work, they buzz with creativity and achieve awesome outcomes.

We are keen to appoint an ambitious colleague to this post. It is a real opportunity for a proven leader to impact on children’s life chances and transform their futures. We will provide the opportunity to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. We intend to give rise to something exceptional as a multi-academy trust and Pine Green Academy and Evergreen Academy are at the heart of our ambition.

If the post inspires you, then it is your opportunity to be part of something unique. Please contact our recruitment advisor, Martin Blair at Hays Leadership (T: 07736791138, E: martin.blair@hays.com) for an informal conversation, to arrange a visit to the school or discuss making an application for the role.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Yours faithfully

Jo Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Shaw Education Trust

About us

About Us

Pine Green Academy and Evergreen Academy are co-located in Wolverhampton. They are situated within a unique, unmistakable and engaging urban forest campus, set along a very active Wildlife Centre, with good transport access.

The schools joined Shaw Education Trust in March 2020. The trust has exciting plans for both schools, and while Covid-19 has impacted on these plans, good progress has still been made. There is though still much to do to fully unlock the potential each school has and to create exceptional schools for all of the children and young people who attend them.

Shaw Education Trust Vision

Our vision is for a society in which everyone has the opportunity to excel, gain employment and sustain independence; a society where aspiration is the norm and high achievement the only acceptable standard. Barriers to success will be removed by high quality educational and training experiences.

Shaw Education Trust mission

We believe every young person can achieve great things whatever their ability and whatever their background. We will facilitate excellence by all and for all: with no exceptions.

We will deliver ‘best in class’ tailored learning to ensure that every young person attending one of our academies has the opportunity and support required to achieve their potential.

High quality intervention and targeted leadership development will be the foundation stone of our Trust. We will accelerate improvement in all our academies from their individual starting points. Schools facing challenge will be intensively supported to ‘get to good’ within two years. Leaders will be celebrated, encouraged to excel, think innovatively and be incredible.

We pledge an unswerving commitment to improve the life chances of all the young people in our academies. We will focus on bridging the gap between school and the outside world to give young people the best chances to progress to high quality further/higher education, employment or training.

We will create a self- sustaining family of schools who will support each other’s success and promote consistently high standards across the Trust.

Further information can be found at https://www.valleyparkschool.org.uk/ , https://www.valleyparkpru.org.uk/ and https://www.shaw-education.org.uk/

About our schools

About Pine Green Academy

Pine Green Academy is an inclusive, happy and successful specialist provision for children and young people aged 5-16 with social, emotional and mental health needs. There are 97 children on roll, with capacity for 122 and demand for places growing. Pupils feel valued and learn to take responsibility for themselves and others.

The pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum, aiming to meet their individual special educational needs. The school is committed to equal opportunities and all pupils are expected to leave school with accredited qualifications.

The school motto is ‘All Different, All Valued, All Equal’ and is used as the guiding principle for all whole school improvement.

About Evergreen Academy

Evergreen Academy is a short stay PRU for primary age children, who are disengaged with learning and struggling to function successfully in their class setting and are at risk of exclusion, or who have been permanently excluded. Between 15 and 30 pupils attend the PRU at different times.

The school prides itself on its positive, nurturing ethos in which the educational and pastoral care of its children is of paramount importance. It is a happy, friendly, caring environment that has high expectations of children’s behaviour and where children are encouraged to reflect upon their attitude to the learning environment.

Our location

Our location:

Cromer Gardens,


WV6 0UB,

United Kingdom

How To Apply Section


Core Purpose

Working with the Regional Director and senior members of the Shaw Education Trust provide strategic leadership and hold accountability for direction, standards achieved and quality in the schools in order to:

  • • Provide leadership and management which enables the Trust to give every pupil high quality education, and which promotes the highest possible standards of achievement;
  • • Secure the long-term success of the designated academies by maximising potential through the skills and resources available from across the family of schools;
  • • Maximise and develop the skills and resources available across the two academies in order to deliver an outstanding teaching and learning provision for the children who attend the academies.
  • • Develop leadership capacity at all levels by building strategic governance through staffing structures, and roles and responsibilities.

Salary: L20- L24. Starting salary negotiable dependant on experience.


Closing date – 8am, Monday 19th April

Interviews – 27th and 28th April

How To Apply
For further information, an informal and confidential discussion about the role or to discuss the application process please contact Martin Blair at Hays Leadership Appointments.

Martin Blair
Hays Leadership Appointments
Tel: 07736791138
Email: martin.blair@hays.com

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