CEO/Executive Headteacher BST


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The Appleton School is an 11 - 18 School of 1,619 students

Woodlands School is an 11 - 16 School of 1,600 students


Woodlands School Website 





Headteacher, The Appleton School and CEO/Executive Headteacher, Benfleet Schools Trust

L33-39 (up to £105k) plus CEO/Executive Headteacher allowance (to be negotiated)


We seek to appoint an exceptional CEO/Executive Headteacher as we develop our Multi-Academy Trust.


The Benfleet Schools Trust currently comprises The Appleton School, Benfleet and Woodlands School, Basildon. Both are oversubscribed schools and are highly regarded by the communities they serve. 


This role offers the opportunity for someone to lead The Appleton School, be the Executive Headteacher for Woodlands School and develop the Trust through the role of CEO. Candidates are likely to have had experience of successful Headship and additional support will be given for the developing role of CEO.


The successful candidate will share our belief that the Appleton School and the Benfleet Schools Trust can provide learners with a world class education.


We are interested in an application from you if you are passionate about teaching and learning, can motivate and inspire others and base your strategies on strong skills of analysis and evaluation.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Appointments will be subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references. 

A full application pack can be downloaded here.  

Only applications submitted on the Benfleet Schools Trust's application form will be considered.

Tours of the schools will be available on Monday 20th January or Friday 24th January 2020 by arrangement. Please contact Julia Binstead by email or by telephone on 01268 794215 #223. They will commence at 9.15am.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am, 3rd February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5th February 2020

Interviews will be held on: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th February 2020 at The Appleton School.

We welcome applications regardless of any of the Protected Characteristics.