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Vice Principal - Full-time

St James the Great Academy (age 3 -11), East Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2006-97L
  • Posted:23/05/2023
  • Pay:L4 - L8 (£47,706 - £52,659)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:As soon as possible after the closing date


L4 - L8 (£47,706 - £52,659) 

AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Full Time, Permanent

January or September start date

An outstanding senior leadership opportunity within a supportive and welcoming primary school.  Come join an incredible SLT team and make a difference to our students!

We are now accepting applications for a Vice Principal to join our Senior Leadership Team from September 2023 or January 2024.  We are looking for an outstanding teaching practitioner; someone with senior leadership experience and proactive, positive attitude.  Within this role, you will be expected to work closely with the Principal to develop and communicate a shared educational vision that expresses the core values of the school and the wider trust, is responsive to the needs of the pupils, local community, and motivates and inspires others.  You will use your initiative to support the teaching team in raising the aspirations of pupils, their families and all staff to foster the self-belief that all pupils who attend the Academy can achieve at the highest level.  Finally, the Vice Principal will promote and drive forward the strategic approach of the Principal that focuses on pace and accelerated progress to bring about rapid and sustainable improvement.

We can offer you:

  • A modern, well equipped, award-winning building and large grounds.
  • A school where we collaborate, share and support each other to make sure all children achieve their very best.
  • A school with exciting and attractive learning environments.
  • Well supported teachers who are committed to driving high standards.
  • Significant opportunities to further your professional development, including National Professional Qualification courses available through our trust
  • Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children who will make you proud to be a senior leader

Leadership at our school is forward thinking - and the well-being and work-life balance of our teachers is very important. We give autonomy to teachers and welcome fresh ideas. We want you to give us your best and our non-negotiables are outstanding attainment and progress for every child, coupled with kindness and warm-heartedness.

Come in and speak with us to discuss the above and shape the next stage of your career!  To arrange, please email the Principal – Tamasin Springett on tspringett@stjamesthegreatacademy.org

Closing date: Monday June 12th 2023

Applications will be considered upon receipt so early applications are encouraged. Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Information about the school

About Academies Enterprise Trust AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 842828


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.