An Engaged Principal at the of Heart the Community

An experienced leader with courage, passion and conviction is required to help students and staff exceed their potential at IES Breckland, an ambitious free school in Suffolk educating children from 11 to 16 years old.

Ofsted rates the school as good and the mission now is to focus on further development to raise the life chances of the children in Brandon and the surrounding community.

It is preferable that the successful candidate has previous experience as headteacher/principal or vice/assistant head, and a proven track record of leading outstanding schools through lifting aspirations and engaging a wide range of stakeholders.

IES Breckland requires an exceptional communicator with the ability to shape and formulate the future. However, this must be complimented by a strong and stable sense of business acumen.

The principal will work closely with Sabres Educational Trust, Governance and the International English Schools, who have operated the school in Brandon, Suffolk together since September 2012.

Sabres Educational Trust is committed to developing the school and seeks an individual who will secure a solid future. The International English Schools are part of a highly successful international school organisation with 36 schools in Sweden and 4 in Spain and are on a journey to become a world leading education organisation.

IES Breckland fosters an international atmosphere with a calm and productive learning environment, where the education and welfare of students is at the heart of lifting the community.

Highly competitive salary, to be negotiated based on experience and track record.

For further information please contact Jonathan Peryer, Business Manager (

IES Breckland is committed equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Job start: April 2019 or September 2019
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Closing date: 9.00 am, 28th January 2019
Interview date: 11th & 12th February 2019
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