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About this role: We have a rare opportunity for a talented and suitably experienced PA to the Executive Principal to start with us in the new year. This is a key role with the main responsibility being to provide a high-level of support to the Executive Principal and also their wider Leadership Team. Our successful candidate will operate in a positive and proactive way demonstrating a high level of initiative, competence and confidentiality across all areas of activities by the 4 Academies. You must be able to work to a highly professional and organised standard at all times. The base location for this role will be at one of our Primary Academies in the Maidstone cluster and you will be supporting the Executive Principal to oversee all 4 of the Academies. This is a great opportunity for either those with experience in the education sector, or alternatively a candidate who is seeking to get into this sector and has the transferable skills.
The working basis of this role is full-time (37 hours per week) on a Term Time Only basis. Please consult the Job Description for clarification about the responsibilities and duties of the role. Occasionally, our successful candidate may also be required to travel between sites.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Leigh Academies Trust currently consists of 18 academies across the South-East, with the imminent merger with The Williamson Trust and a further 3 academies in pre-opening phase. It is responsible for the education of over 15,000 pupils from ages 3 to 19 and seeks excellence in all that it does. Its mission is to shape the lives of young people for the better and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live. Its academies have benefited from over £100m of capital investment and are privileged to employ over 2,500 highly talented staff between them. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
Do you like the sound of the role but not sure if the education sector is for you? The majority of our Head Office employees have had private sector careers before joining Leigh Academies Trust and have found the following when joining the education world;
"I have thoroughly enjoyed moving from the private sector to a multi-academy trust almost three years ago. The LAT Team work fantastically for the benefit of over 15,000 students and everyone has a unique and varied background."
Tree Tops Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in magnificent grounds with ample space for both outdoor learning and play. Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excellent start for our children’s education. We have separate and spacious facilities for Early years, KS1 and KS2, as well as rooms for small group and specialist teaching.
We offer our children a range of additional experiences and support, including regular trips and visitors, sports coaching, after-school clubs, counselling and play therapy. The Academy has been recognised as having ‘good’ leadership and management, and the whole staff team are striving for constant improvement together.
Our Academy is a happy, caring and vibrant community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential, drive and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, respectful, motivated and successful individual. The academy caters for boys and girls from the age of three to eleven years. It is well equipped, having its own Nursery, library, 2 halls, kitchens and extensive outdoor areas.
We aim to give every child the very best start to their education through lively and engaging teaching using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning active, meaningful and relevant. All our staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every class.
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