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Thank you for taking the time to consider a leadership position at the PA Community Trust. As the CEO, I am reaching out to extend a warm welcome to you and share some of the reasons why working at PACT would be your best decision ever!

Teaching is not merely a profession; it is a calling, a commitment to shaping the future, one student at a time. At PACT, we believe in the transformative power of education to impact positively on social justice and we are dedicated to creating an environment where both teachers and students thrive.

I am blessed to be surrounded by some of the best but also nicest teachers the education system has to offer. Leaders are good at listening to their staff and the trust retention figures are above national.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider becoming a part of our team:

  • Supportive Community: Joining the PACT means becoming a part of a supportive and collaborative community. We understand that teaching can sometimes be challenging, and that's why we emphasise a culture of teamwork and mentorship. You will have access to resources, professional development opportunities, and a network of experienced educators and leaders who are passionate about making a difference. Our health care package ensures should you ever need medical support, it is a phone call away. Leaders here work hard to address workload and aim to ensure that staff’s work/life balance is in a good place.
  • Purpose-Driven Education: At the heart of our vision is a commitment to delivering a purpose-driven education that goes beyond textbooks and exams. We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals who are not just academically successful but are also equipped with the skills and values necessary for success in the 21st Century.
  • Professional Growth Opportunities: We are invested in your professional growth and development. As a member of our team, you will have access to ongoing training, workshops, and opportunities for career advancement. We believe in nurturing the potential of our educators, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to excel in their roles.
  • Student-Centric Focus: Our students are at the centre of everything we do. We believe in creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment where every student feels valued and supported. As a teacher, you will play a crucial role in shaping the educational experiences that will have a lasting impact on the lives of our students.
  • Innovation in Education: As an organisation, we are committed to staying at the forefront of educational innovation. Our approach to teaching embraces modern methodologies, technology integration, and creative solutions to engage students in meaningful ways but not to the detriment of what we know already works well for our students. As a teacher at PACT, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to and shape practice.

Joining PACT is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of a community that is committed to making a positive impact on education and social justice.

If you are ready to embark on a fulfilling journey, I invite you to explore the opportunities that await you here. Talk to our staff as they will share the real view of what it means to be a leader at PACT .

Thank you for considering us as your next potential professional career step. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our community and working together to inspire and educate the next generation.

All prospective applicants for the post of Headteacher at Prince Albert High School should request a meeting with the CEO as part of a visit to the school prior to application.

Please ensure that in your letter of application/personal statement, you write a response to the following three questions:

  1. How would you wish to maximise engagement with the community which the school serves and how will your experience to date support you in this?
  2. What would your priorities be in planning for the GCSE and post-16 phases of the school’s journey.
  3. How would you plan to address the areas for improvement in the recent Ofsted inspection?

Thank you for considering us as your next potential professional career step.

We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our community and working together to inspire and educate the next generation.

Phillipa Sherlock-Lewis
Laudem Venari Studemus

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