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Academy Principal - Full-time

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

  • Ref:KCC886-2041-61L
  • Posted:12/06/2019
  • Pay:Leadership scale 11
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:21/06/2019 at 15:00
  • Interviews:28th June 2019

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Holy Family Primary is an academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, a multi-academy trust.  It is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and professional Academy Principal from September 2019. 

Reporting to the Executive Principal, the Academy Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the academy and will lead a team that are continually working together under the academy’s motto of “Love Jesus, love learning, love each other”.

The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on the gospel values and will be seen by pupils and parents as the person directing their learning and as the academy’s pastoral leader. Holy Family Primary is a Catholic Academy and is seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this post.

Holy Family is an inclusive academy. Our dedicated staff work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to aspire to be the best they can be. We pride ourselves on the nurturing 'family' atmosphere and Christian ethos that is experienced by everyone who works in or visits our academy. 

Holy Family Primary is a one form entry Catholic academy located in the south of Maidstone, serving the Parish of South Maidstone and the local area, and its recent denomination inspection (Section 48) judged that it offers a ‘Good’ Catholic education.   Its last Ofsted inspection concluded ‘Requires Improvement’ overall and we hope this will change for the better at re-inspection shortly.  Holy Family has spacious classrooms, a large outdoor area including playground, field, wildlife area, daily mile track and adventurous play area. Our children are hard-working and full of enthusiasm for learning. They are also friendly, polite and generous towards everyone they meet. 

Holy Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.

Information about the trust

St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable form a Catholic primary academy cluster as part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently comprised of 24 academies (19 primary and 5 secondary), the Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Executive Principal from September 2020 for this three-primary cluster, due to the departure of the current post-holder.

Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Trust and Executive Governing Body (EGB) for the cluster, the Executive Principal will provide strategic Catholic leadership and inspiration for the three primaries, motivating staff and maximizing all available resources for the ‘common good’ of all children and staff. This includes the strategic planning and management of finance, staff, buildings and other resources, with a special focus on professional development and training, cultivating collegiate responses and the sharing of specialist skills and expertise. The postholder will represent the academies to the CEO, EGB and Trust Board, the Diocesan Education Commission, and to local and central government, and their agencies as necessary.

The successful applicant will bring a track record showing them to be highly motivated and innovative, able to ensure, maintain and sustain Catholic education identity, so that the learning and faith outcomes of all pupils improve continuously. Consequently, we are seeking to appoint a practicing Catholic, with the necessary desire, experience, expertise and qualification, to this role.

St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable are inclusive primary academies. Their dedicated staff, helpers and Governors work hard to ensure every child is supported and challenged to be their best.

St Gregory’s, Margate was judged ‘Good’ at its most recent denominational inspection in 2016 and also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at its recent Ofsted inspection in September 2019. St Joseph’s, Broadstairs was judged ‘Outstanding’ in their last denominational inspection in 2016 and was also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at its last Ofsted inspection in February 2017. St Mary’s, Whitstable was judged ‘Good’ in their last denominational inspection in 2016 and was also judged ‘Good’ in all areas at their most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2018.

KCSP, as the largest, single Catholic MAT in the south of England, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and requires all staff, helpers and Governors to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 662983

Documents

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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.