About this Role

We are looking for a dynamic candidate who will be able to manage an effective and efficiently run school, inspire high standards for teaching and learning and be able to support and challenge colleagues at all levels.

As headteacher of Brookfield Primary School, you will be part of the LEARNERs’ Trust, a large MAT operating across, Derby, Derbyshire and Rotherham. The trust is a close community of schools that collaborate at every level to support the achievement of pupils and staff.

‘Brookfield is so cool! The teachers are so nice and we get chance to have our say. It’s friendly, fun and creative and makes us so happy. We would recommend our incredible school to anyone.’

The children of Brookfield Primary School

‘Brookfield Primary School is a popular, vibrant and thriving school situated at the heart of its community. The school was rated good at its last Ofsted inspection. It provides a broad and varied curriculum offering all children rich opportunities to enjoy learning and to achieve the best they can. It is firmly grounded in WARM values. Its ethos is Welcoming, Achieving, Respectful and Magical. A high emphasis is placed on personal, social and health education.

Brookfield is situated in a pleasant and attractive environment. It benefits from a supportive and active PTFA, a Parent Forum and parents who are involved in school life. It is characterised by successful outcomes for students both academically and socially.’

The Chair of the Local Board

When joining the LEARNERs’ Trust, candidates must be able to align their own personal vision and values with our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’. 


The descriptions below of our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ define the work we are developing as a Trust. They are an aspiration, and we are always striving to achieve them.

We ensure our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ hold us to account for the work we do.


Why do we exist?

Our purpose is to ensure every LEARNER has choices about their future

  • Our first job is to support and extend learning for pupils to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make those choices.
  • Our second job is to make sure no child is ignored, no family is unsupported and no life is wasted, by providing intervention at the earliest opportunity.
  • Our responsibility to education is to provide an environment where practitioners can collaborate, learn from each other, take risks and reflect.

How will we act?

We will use our purpose as a driver for our culture, ensuring we are;

Connected (sharing information openly, broadly and deliberately)

Helpful (embracing servant leadership and use initiative to solve the problem)

Organised (employing efficient strategies and trust colleagues to deliver)

 Informed (asking coaching questions to understand what is happening)

Candid (disagreeing openly and compassionately)

Effective (only retaining our best elements and looking for continuous improvement)

Simple (avoiding complexity and increasing clarity)

What is our strategy?

We will use our culture to ensure the work of the Trust;

  • Focuses on creating capacity (time and resources) for schools
  • Ensures support is agile, providing intervention at the earliest opportunity
  • Supports schools to employ and invest in the best educators for children
  • Seeks continuous improvement and disruptive innovation

For a virtual tour of Brookfield and the opportunity to join us for an online discussion to learn more about LEARNERs’ Trust, please email [email protected]

Interviews will be conducted week commencing 26th October.