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Two Norfolk schools on the hunt for new headteachers

PUBLISHED: 08:53 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 02 May 2018

Great Yarmouth Primary Academy. Picture: Google

Great Yarmouth Primary Academy. Picture: Google

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Two primary schools in Norfolk are recruiting new headteachers.

Great Yarmouth Primary Academy and Drake Primary School, in Thetford, have posted adverts appealing for new leaders.

The Yarmouth school was the first in the Inspiration Trust, and “pioneered [its] extended day approach”, the advert says. “The academy continues to evolve,” it says, “with recent building work adding new classrooms to accommodate planned increases in pupil numbers.”

The candidate will be expected to “relight the fire on academic improvements”.

Drake Primary, where head Mary Bartrop is retiring, is going through an expansion scheme to cope with the new homes expected in Thetford.

The school said it is looking for someone to “continue [its] journey from infant to primary school” and build on “excellent work already underway”.

Salaries for the jobs are listed as around £70,000 in Great Yarmouth and between £74,600 and £80,300 for the Thetford role.

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