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Thank you for your interest in working at Sponne School. At Sponne, we strive to provide an engaging and reflective school culture based upon five key values and skills; achievement, leadership, collaboration, learning and social responsibility. Each of these contribute to our ethos of ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’.

We are grateful to have excellent Faculty Learning Leaders and Progress Learning Leaders who provide outstanding professional support for staff throughout the school. All new staff are made very welcome and given every assistance to settle in at this exciting and vibrant school. Through Tove Learning Trust and SWAN Teaching School Alliance all staff have access to local curriculum networks and a wide range of opportunities for continued professional development at all levels. Many of our staff are involved in the delivery of courses such as the ITP, OTP and NPQSL. There is considerable collaboration with other local secondary schools through the teaching school, both in terms of School to School support and through the Grand Union Training Partnership, a well-established and respected ITT provider.

Sponne School exists for its students. We believe our task is to develop the full potential of all our students both inside and outside the classroom. We have a vibrant learning environment that challenges all our students to make good progress and a range of networks within the school to identify needs and personalise the learning experience we offer.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Iain Massey - Headteacher

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Headteacher of Sponne

Sponne is a remarkable school with a long history that goes back to 1430.  Today, it is a highly successful, over-subscribed comprehensive school with 1490 students aged 11 – 18 and 170 staff.  The school serves the community of Towcester and its surrounding area.  Our intake is truly comprehensive.  We are part of Tove Learning Trust, which has fourteen schools across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and the West Midlands.  We also have a training school and teacher training (SCITT) provision on site.

Our students consistently achieve high results.  This has not happened by accident. It has been achieved through the dedication of talented staff and students, alongside a strong and supportive Trust and Governing Body.

Our motto is to Dream, Believe and Achieve.  We are aspirational and are now looking for an inspirational Headteacher to lead us through the next phase of our growth and development.  We believe Sponne can be in the top 10% of schools nationally.

You will have a demonstrable track record of successful school leadership. You may be a Deputy Headteacher or Head of School ready for the next step, or an experienced Headteacher looking for a new challenge – we will give you the freedom to lead. Either way, your exceptional people skills and the ability to establish relationships across diverse communities of students and families will set you apart. You will benefit from an enthusiastic and committed leadership team and a supportive staff.  In addition, as part of Tove Learning Trust you will have support from the Trust’s family of schools and a knowledgeable central team. 

If this challenge excites you, download full details on the role including the job and person specifications  For a confidential conversation about the role or to arrange a visit to the school then contact Mike Phillips ( on 07830-313915 or Maureen Nicholas ( on 07540-222519 at our advisors Pentir. 

Closing date: Monday 11th March 12.00 noon.  Interview dates: 20th/21st March 2024

The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment procedures for all vacancies in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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TLT Executive Assistant to CEO

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant to support further growth and development of the MAT. This is a senior position, working directly with the CEO, CFO and Board of Trustees, including all matters relating to the management and governance of the trust. Your role will include attending and minuting Committee and other meetings, ensuring legal filings are made on time, and complex diary management and planning for the CEO and Executive Team.

You will be confident to use your own initiative and plan workload in a flexible manner to support the CEO, Executive Team and the wider Trust.

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 27th February 2024.

Interview date: Tuesday 5th March 2024


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The Trustees of Tove Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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Sponne School,
Brackley Road, Towcester,
NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284

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