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Principal - Full-time

The Howard Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F96-2-L
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:Leadership Pay Range L18-24 (£71,729-£83,081)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:27/02/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:05/03/2024 & 06/03/2024

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Miers Court Primary School is seeking to appoint a Principal, with effect from September 2024.

At The Howard Academy Trust, we are dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities that empower pupils and cultivate a love for learning. Our mission statement as a Trust is to “work together to create a community of successful learners”. Miers Court Primary School plays a crucial role in fulfilling this commitment, and we believe that selecting the right individual for the Principal position is paramount to achieving our goals.

Miers Court Primary School is respected in the local community. When you visit the school, it will be apparent that the pupils take pride in their achievements and have a love of learning. The pupils are polite, enthusiastic, committed to their education and well-behaved. We are very proud of the work that has been carried out at Miers Court throughout the last few years which was recognised in the Ofsted Inspection in November 2021.

We believe that Miers Court can continue to deliver great things for the pupils that attend the school and become a beacon for our Trust and the pupils who live in local Rainham community. We are interested in hearing from candidates who want to be part of delivering our vision for the school. Strong outcomes are essential for a school to be successful and provide life chances for the pupils who attend the school. We want to meet candidates who can strengthen and deliver this. As well as this, the successful candidate will join our group of primary Principal’s and be integral in supporting partnership working and delivering trust wide priorities.

We welcome visits in advance of your application to have a tour of the school with our CEO, Owen McColgan and our Assistant Director of Education, Barry Symons, who will meet with you and answer any questions you have around the role. If you are unable to visit, we can also facilitate an online meeting to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our retained recruitment consultant, Vonya Campey at vcampey@academicis.co.uk or 07340 010983 for further details or a confidential conversation regarding the role.


Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

We care about our staff's health and wellbeing and offer:

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Benenden Healthcare
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Free Parking at all our sites

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Information about the federation

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included.

The Howard Academy Trust started in Autumn 2015 and continues to grow.

We currently comprise of 3 secondary and 4 primary academies in Medway and Kent. We have future growth plans as a Multi Academy Trust with major projects taking place across the organisation. Our overarching aim and vision for our schools is “working together to create a community of successful learners”. In doing this, we will deliver an outstanding education for the children and young people who attend our academies. We endeavour to ensure that all our pupils have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and opportunities.

The Trust’s role is to oversee the leadership and vision of member schools and to develop effective and supportive partnerships between them. We have a firm belief within the Trust that every child should have access to at least a good education. We are proud that every academy inspected since joining our Trust has remained as a Good school or improved their Ofsted Rating. Both Temple Mill Primary School and Waterfront UTC joined the Trust as sponsored academies and have moved from Special Measures to a Good school on their first inspection. Our schools serve their own community, and each has a unique identity. Being part of this Multi Academy Trust has already provided member schools with practical benefits. We want communities to be proud of their local THAT school and we are determined to make it the first choice for all families.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:South Side Three Road,
    ME4 4FQ
  • Telephone: 01634 265770
  • Email: hr@thatrust.org.uk



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 Education.