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Academy Principal - Full-time

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2054-72L
  • Posted:13/01/2023
  • Pay:Grade: L8(£52,659) to L12 (£58105
  • Start Date:17 April 2023
  • App Close Date:30/01/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:3 February 2023


Vacancy: Academy Principal (Full-time role)

Grade: L8 ( £52,659 ) to L12 ( £58,105 )


St Edward’s Primary is a Catholic primary academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently a MAT comprising 25 academies (20 primary and 5 secondary), KCSP is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Academy Principal from April 2023.


St Edward’s is a one-form entry primary academy located in Sheerness, serving the Parish of Saint Henry and Saint Elizabeth and the local area.


St Edward’s is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and governance committee members work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be their very best. Each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually, so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and the world. Its most recent denominational inspection in March 2020 judged it as ‘Good’ and its most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2019 judged the academy to be ‘Good’. St Edward’s are seeking a new Academy Principal who will continue to build upon and further develop the excellent work and foundations that the academy has in place.


Reporting to the Executive Principal, the Academy Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the academy and will lead a team that strive together for children following the academy’s values of “Respect, Trust, Love, Achieve, Kindness, Forgiveness”.


The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values, and will be seen by pupils, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the academy’s pastoral leader.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role.


Visits to the academy are warmly encouraged and will give you the opportunity to see all that this wonderful setting has to offer. Please contact the academy’s office on 01795 662 708 to arrange your visit.


Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this role and to download an application form and all of the related documents.


Closing date for applications:

Interviews to be held during the week commencing:

Start date: April 2023


Please send your letter of application and related application documents directly to the Executive Principal, Sara Wakefield, swakefield@kcsp.org.uk


Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words max. and should outline why you feel you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the academy and also detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.


St Edward’s Primary and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require all staff, helpers and governance committee members to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and a section 128 check.


Information about the school

We are a 1 form entry primary school based on the Isle of Sheppey. As a Catholic school we believe and teach the core values of Love, Kindness, Respect, Forgiveness, Trust and Achieve and ensure that our pupils understand and use these in everything they do. We offer a rich and diverse curriculum that seeks to embed and nurture all learners. As part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, we can offer our staff broad and enriching CPD that enables our pupils and community to flourish.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.