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Deputy Principal - Full-time

Snowfields Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7006-113L
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:£90k, plus performance bonus & private health care
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:06/03/2024 at 22:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Advert

As of September 2024, we have a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful, local multi-academy trust. Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Principal at Snowfields Academy; the successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school to continue its outstanding educational provision.

Our successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader. Personal qualities such as passion, commitment and a can-do attitude is incumbent to the role. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders is essential.  You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate Senior Leadership Team who are dedicated to deliver our core purpose ‘Education for a better world’. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate impact of strategic leadership, excellent management and a proven track record of success in raising standards.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team as the sole deputy Principal. From opening with 41 students in September 2020, we have grown rapidly, expanding to meet the needs of 236 students over two colleges. In September 2024 we will open our 6th form provision at Cranbrook, in exceptional, dedicated facilities, and have our first Year 11 students at Cranbrook. 

This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Snowfields Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.  Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing. 

Information about the school

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: ​​​​​​​Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. When full we will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity
  • Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals
  • Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties
  • Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

"Snowfields Academy offers the very best personalised approaches within an inspiring learning environment. Our students are taught and supported by exceptional staff who offer care, challenge and support. Every student has a personalised transition from their starting point into our Academy and we work closely with other providers to streamline this process and smooth out any challenges along the way. Snowfields Academy brings our values to life: Be Kind, Work Hard, Communicate, Stay Safe and Be Happy. These values permeate our building, our curriculum, our aims and our ethos and we work hard every day to ensure we bring our motto, Where Nurture Meets Aspiration, to life, and help our students to thrive." - Principal Dee Pickerill

Please find the Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Popesfield Way, Maidstone , Kent , ME14 5GA
  • Telephone: 01634 412 240
  • Email: info@snowfieldsacademy.org.uk

Documents

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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 Education.