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Stowupland High School

Outstanding Progress for All


Stowupland High School, Stowupland/Stowmarket, IP14 4BQ

Salary:                  L31-L35

Job Type:             Full time, permanent

Start Date:          January 2024

Apply by:             4 December 2023


Job Details

Stowupland is an inclusive 11-18 community school in mid-Suffolk. The large catchment area, which covers many of the outlying villages, adds to the vibrant and stimulating culture of the school. Stowupland’s current admission number allows for 210 places in Year 7.

The John Milton Academy Trust was incorporated on 26th July 2016.  Prior to this, founding schools of the Trust operated as part of the Stowupland Pyramid, providing education to young people from the ages of 4 – 18.  JMAT presently operates through four strategic sites:  Bacton Primary, Cedars Park, Mendlesham Primary and Stowupland High Schools.

Our ambition is rooted in civic duty and civic leadership and this is applied from pre-school through to adult learning.  We recognise the value of resources and assets across the Trust and continue to explore and develop these, ethically and responsibly, on behalf of our communities.

We have high aspirations for all learners - irrespective of starting point or context - and inclusive practice is embedded in our expectations, our learning offer and its delivery.  

Excellence permeates all aspects of our work, and we have embraced innovation, research and partnership working in order to advance education for public benefit and provide a path where others may follow.

The successful candidate will provide vision, direction and leadership for the school and will support the work of the Trust.  You will also support and develop the partnership with parents and carers and the school community.  You will think strategically, demonstrate proven impact and be able to successfully lead whole school change. Importantly, we are looking for the right person to maintain and further develop our ethos of outstanding progress for all for both our staff and children. 

Being part of the John Milton Academy Trust, you will also have support from the Trust’s family of schools, the CEO, School Improvement partners, and other senior leaders within our Trust.

To apply, please forward a completed application form together with a supporting statement (no more than three sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role.  Your statement should outline how you satisfy the qualification and experience elements of the person specification. 

For candidates invited to interview, these responses will be explored further, together with the other elements of the person specification.

For more information and application pack, please visit John Milton Academy Trust website.


All applications are acknowledged.


Closing date:  Monday 4th December 2023 (noon)

Shortlisting:  as soon as possible thereafter

Interviews are planned to take place on Thursday 14th December 2023.


Should you have any queries or issues with the dates outlined above or would like a confidential conversation, then please contact the Trust office on 01449 742422 or [email protected]

After the closing date, short listing will be conducted by a panel.  You will be selected for an interview entirely on the contents of your application form, so please read the job description and person specification carefully before completing your form.

John Milton Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check.  References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.  The Trust reserves the right to research short listed candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.