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Principal - Full-time

Hartley Primary Academy, Longfield

  • Ref:KCC886-2511-72L
  • Posted:06/03/2019
  • Pay:Highly competitive (neg.) + performance bonus
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:18/03/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:21 and 22 March 2019


We have a rare and truly exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced senior leader as the successor who will continue to build and evolve our unique and inspirational place of learning at Hartley Primary Academy.  Our ideal candidate will be an existing senior leader with considerable experience. We are looking for an exceptionally talented leader who will use their energy and vision to make a real impact, achieving outstanding outcomes for our students and ensuring that the school maintains and exceeds current standards and achievements.  


The successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the future development of the school into an outstanding provider of education, and will demonstrate real ambition to improve the life chances of the students at Hartley Primary Academy.  


Our successful candidate will receive encouragement, support and guidance not only to develop the school but also your own career.  Ample opportunities are available enabling you to establish and strengthen solid working relationships with senior leaders across the wider Trust.  


Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack.  


We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.


What we can offer you:

  • a competitive salary along with private healthcare and an opportunity to earn a performance bonus;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression in the future;
  • security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a larger group of talented Principals to share best practice and innovation.


For further information and to discuss the role informally with the CEO, Simon Beamish, please contact his Executive Assistant, Emma Johnson on emma.johnson@latrust.org.uk to arrange a phone call or meeting.  


The closing date for applications is Monday 18th March 2019 at 9.00am.   Interviews and assessment activities are scheduled to take place on Friday 22nd March 2019, but we ask applicants to also keep Thursday 21st March 2019 available in the event of a two-day selection process.   If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment and Talent Management) on 01634 412 240 or olivia.couzins@latrust.org.uk

Information about the school

Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842. Today, it is part of Leigh Academies Trust and provides primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We are working towards becoming accredited as a 'Thinking School', encouraging our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.

Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.

We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the cluster structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

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.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 708 072

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.