Louisa Wilcox

11 February 2019

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Principal of Pegasus Primary School, part of the Summit Learning Trust


Required for September 2019

Salary Range: L18-22

The Summit Learning Trust is seeking an exceptional and enthusiastic Principal to lead this small, popular primary school. This is a fantastic opportunity for a successful and experienced primary school leader who wants to develop their career further and help our children achieve their full potential. Our Trust family comprises four primary, three secondary schools, and The Sixth Form College, Solihull.

The successful candidate will enjoy the support of a committed team of teachers, all determined to build on current strengths and secure rapid improvements. The Summit Learning Trust Executive Team provides excellent expert support in all key areas, allowing leaders to focus on teaching and learning. Principals work closely together across Trust schools to share good practice, collaborate, and support each other.


The children, staff, governors and Trust are seeking a person who:

  • Is an NPQH qualified primary school leader
  • Has high expectations and can provide strong, innovative leadership to lead Pegasus forward on its journey to excellence
  • Is approachable, and can inspire, motivate and encourage children, staff and the school community to excel
  • Has the welfare of staff and children at the heart of their work
  • Is forward thinking and honest
  • Listens, and is an excellent communicator
  • Has successful previous experience of leadership and of working positively with parents and carers
  • Has had a significant, proven impact on raising standards in their current role
  • Is looking for dynamic collaboration with other, high-calibre Principals and Executive Directors across the Trust
  • Is keen to make a significant contribution to the realisation of the shared Trust and school vision and strategy
  • Demonstrates curiosity, energy and determination
  • Is resilient and optimistic

We offer the right candidate:

  • Well-behaved, courteous and talented children who want to learn and want to be challenged
  • Supportive parents and local community
  • A motivated and collegiate team of Principals and senior leaders within the Trust who willingly share their expertise
  • A dedicated team of staff who are keen to improve and provide great learning experiences for all children.

If you have the drive and vision to lead Pegasus to reach its potential, we would be delighted to hear from you.   Please visit or contact to request an application pack.

You are most welcome to visit the school. If you would like more details about this or for an informal chat with the CEO, please contact Kate Purchase via email to

Closing Date: Monday 4th March at 9am

Interview Dates: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2019


The Summit Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.