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Vice Principal - Full-time

Horsmonden Primary Academy, Horsmonden

  • Ref:KCC886-2135-103L
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:Highly competitive plus performance bonus and priv
  • Start Date: September 2024
  • App Close Date:29/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Thursday 9th May 2024

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Horsmonden Primary Academy is looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join the current Senior Leadership Team, contributing their energy and vision to drive the school to achieve its full potential. Candidates should have experience as a senior leader, a history of being an outstanding class teacher and strong subject leader. The role will not be class based but will include cover for subject leaders, PPA and any staff absence that arises.   

The successful candidate will be:

  • A highly effective teacher 
  • A motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of all staff
  • Confident, inspirational, able to communicate and deliver a clear vision for the school
  • Committed to developing our children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance
  • Approachable and willing to work with staff across the Trust and Governors to implement strategies to move the school forward
  • Able to develop and establish excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders

In return we can offer:

  • Excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills within Horsmonden Primary Academy and Leigh Academies Trust
  • The opportunity to join an improving academy and make a difference to pupil progress and attainment with the support of a dedicated senior leadership team that is very supportive
  • Opportunities to work closely with other Primary Leaders within Leigh Academies Trust to share best practice

Click here to view the Full Recruitment Pack

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, visits will be offered and hosted by Hayley Sharp (Principal).  Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy. 

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should contact Lucy Janes or Laura Collins (Office Administrators) in the academy office on office@horsmondenprimaryacademy.org.uk. 

Closing date: Monday 29th April 2024
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 30th April 2024
Interview date: Thursday 9th May 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Amy Wenban (Recruitment Advisor) on amy.wenban@latrust.org.uk.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Information about the school

Here at Horsmonden Primary Academy, our aim is to encourage lifelong learning and develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring individuals that understand the world around them while demonstrating respect. It is important to us all that Horsmonden children are prepared for life outside Horsmonden and that journey starts the minute they walk through our doors.

As a member of staff at Horsmonden you will benefit from working with a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team. We are all proud to work here and firmly believe in every child achieving their best through providing inspiring, motivating and exciting learning opportunities.

Our curriculum is framed by the Primary Years Programme, from the International Baccalaureate and we strongly believe in the 10 learner profile attributes. They represent the capacities and responsibilities for intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. Together, staff and children are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective.

The school was founded in 1853 and we have been at the heart of the community ever since. We are proud to have an active, supportive parent body and excellent links with the local community enabling us to work closely together, providing the best experiences for the children of Horsmonden.

We were awarded with a 'Good' rating by Ofsted in their 2016 inspection - 'The effective headteacher has united the staff team. Everyone at Horsmonden now works towards the same set of shared values in order to achieve the very best for pupils.'

Vision and values: At Horsmonden we have developed a friendly, caring and thoughtful atmosphere that has evolved through the use of the words “Happiness, Kindness, Success”. This motto is integral to our school history and ethos. As we move towards becoming an IB school, these words have helped shape our vision for the future.

At Horsmonden Primary Academy our aim is to encourage lifelong learning and develop inquiring, knowledgeable caring individuals that understand the world around them while demonstrating respect.

"It is important to us all that Horsmonden children are prepared for life outside Horsmonden and that journey starts the minute they walk through our doors. I feel extremely privileged to be Principal at Horsmonden Primary Academy and to work with such a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable staff team. We are all proud to work here and firmly believe in every child achieving their best through providing inspiring, motivating and exciting learning opportunities." - Principal Hayley Sharp

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

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 724134

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.