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Assistant Principal - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-10-L
  • Posted:09/01/2018
  • Pay:Leadership scale and commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:Sep 2018
  • App Close Date:26/01/2018 at 12:00
  • Interviews:7th/8th/9th February 2018

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Join Team Turner – Apply to be our Free School’s Founding Assistant Principals

Do you believe that all students deserve access to the best that has been thought and known? That all can succeed in education given the right pedagogy, curriculum and clear parameters for conduct? Then join us in bringing aspects of some of the most successful Free Schools and Academies to an area of coastal disadvantage, joining our mission sea-change. The Turner Free School is looking for exceptional candidates to establish a grammar-style school which delivers Success without Selection for all students. The Turner Free School will be an 11-18 provision, opening with 120 Year 7 pupils in September 2018, rising to 180 per year thereafter. This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of our ambitious plans to improve education and opportunity for every child in Folkestone.

We are looking for Assistant Principals to lead in the following areas:

  • Achievement – securing ambitious and inclusive excellence for all students in terms of access to learning, academic success and behaviour for learning if they face barriers. Ideal candidates will recognise the foundational role of reading in achievement, and will be passionate about enabling everyone to achieve a chronological or chronological + reading age by the end of Year 7.
  • Academia – ensuring the delivery of exceptional teaching and assessment across the school, taking a active role in whole staff CPD, and bringing effective practices that reduce workload but improve outcomes. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the work of Willingham et al.
  • Aspiration – leading on the school’s culture, including conduct, so that aspiration and community are the double helix of its DNA.

If you have the vision and drive to be part of our ambitious and dynamic team, get in touch.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, an innovative young Trust committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, including checks against the barred list. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Salary: On the leadership scale and commensurate with experience

Start Date: At least one candidate to start May 2018. September 2018 is the subsequent start date.

Closing Date for Applications: 26th January 2018

Interviews: Will be held 7/8/9th February, by agreement.

If you are interested in joining Team Turner please contact Principal Designate Kristina Yates at principal@turnerfreeschool.org

 

 

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    Folkestone,
    Kent,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com

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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).