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Head Of English/Associate Assistant Principal - Full-time

The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook

  • Ref:KCC886-4003-266T
  • Posted:08/03/2019
  • Pay: Competitive
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:01/04/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:tbc

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The High Weald Academy

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students.

We are looking to appoint our next inspirational and dynamic leader of English to lead us in achieving exceptional things with our students and to develop a creative and innovative curriculum.  For the right ambitious candidate there is also the chance to play a key role as part of the senior leadership team. This is an ideal opportunity for a successful colleague to consolidate their experience in a high impact environment whilst gaining experience for their next step.

Later this year we will be moving in to our state of the art new building which means that you will have the chance to establish the highest expectations and standards in a brand new and purpose built learning environment.

You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress. Your previous experience as a leader is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and your team of committed and dedicated staff as well as your ability to motivate and inspire. Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school leaders who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

High Weald is a small, non-selective co-educational academy that serves the communities of Cranbrook, Staplehurst and the surrounding areas, where every student on roll is supported and challenged to reach their own personal excellence.

Salary/Grade: Competitive

Start date: September 2019 (or earlier if possible)

Suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: 9:00am, Monday 1 April

Application information:

Completed application forms should be sent to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk by 9:00am, Monday 1 April.

To arrange a school visit and/or an informal telephone call with the Executive Principal, please contact Amanda Lee, HR Manager for the Brook Learning Trust on 01580 712754  ext 331 or leea@brooklearningtrust.org.uk.

Dates of interviews to be confirmed.

 

Information about the school

The High Weald Academy

The High Weald Academy is a small rural school serving a widespread rural community. The Academy provides an education for students of all abilities and is focused on ensuring that everyone is able to learn, achieve and flourish. Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live.

By joining The High Weald Academy you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of a vibrant body of students; in an environment committed to the development and progress of its staff. You will join an exceptionally dedicated team who believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure our students achieve great things; because they deserve the very best.

We hope that you are as excited as we are by this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity. Visits to the academy are highly recommended, and the leadership team would be happy to discuss the vision for the academy with candidates either during a visit, or during a telephone conversation.

For more information about The High Weald Academy please visit The High Weald Academy’s website http://www.highwealdacademy.kent.sch.uk/

The Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the county. Last year, children in our academies made better progress - learning and growing with us - than they would have done in other schools or academies nationally. The Brook Learning Trust, working with High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Hutchings
  • Address:Brook Learning Trust, The High Weald Academy, Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PY
  • Telephone: 01580 712754
  • Email: careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk
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.