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Academy Principal - Full-time

Ursuline College, Westgate On Sea

  • Ref:KCC886-4633-276L
  • Posted:23/04/2021
  • Pay:L22 - L26
  • Start Date:1 September 2021
  • App Close Date:19/05/2021 at 22:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 25 May 2021


Ursuline College is a Catholic academy and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent.  It is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated substantive Academy Principal from September 2021 due to the promotion of the current post-holder. This role could also be offered as a secondment opportunity upon discussion with a suitable candidate.

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 strive together for children under the academy’s motto of “Faith. Courage. Confidence. Service.”.

The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on Gospel Values and will be seen by students, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the academy’s pastoral leader, we are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role.

Ursuline College is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and governance committee members work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be the best they can be. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and care, the Ursuline team works together in the spirit of the Gospel to serve the immediate local community, wider parish and the Diocese as a whole. Through faith, responsibility and self-discipline each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and to the world.

Ursuline College is a five-form entry secondary academy located in Westgate-on-Sea, serving the Parish of Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet and the local area.  Its most recent denominational inspection in February 2018 judged that the academy offers a ‘Good’ Catholic education and its most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2017 also judged the academy to be ‘Good’ in all areas, commenting that, ‘students behave with care and courtesy. They are friendly and polite.’ 

Ursuline College enjoys spacious classrooms, large grounds and excellent student facilities. Over the coming months the academy will be acquiring and repurposing substantial land and buildings, and the successful candidate will have a significant input into the planning and delivery of this project, working alongside the Executive Principal and the governance committee members.

Ursuline College and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and require 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.

To discuss the role in more detail and request an application pack and arrange a visit, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email dion.mills@hays.com

Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words max. and should outline why you feel you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the academy and also detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.

Information about the school

Ursuline College is situated in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. There is a fast rail service to London and the historic city of Canterbury is only 11 miles away.

The Ursuline is part of a cluster of three secondary schools within the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership multi-academy trust. The Trust provides the opportunity and encourages the development of effective working relationships with colleagues in the other schools so that our students can realise their full potential.

The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure along with other relevant employment checks.

If you are interested in joining our team of dynamic Educators and amazing administration/support staff, if you are highly motivated and wish to promote the education of our students, then please consider this post. For more information please visit our school website: http://www.ursuline.kent.sch.uk or contact us on hr@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

Visiting the Ursuline prior to application is welcomed to experience the feel of the College and school life. You do not have to be Catholic to apply for the post – we welcome applications from people of all faiths and none. Please do not wait until the closing date to submit your application which should be emailed to hr@ursuline.kent.sch.uk or submitted via the ‘Apply now’ button above.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ken Nesbitt
  • Address:225 Canterbury Road, Westgate On Sea, Kent, CT8 8LX
  • Telephone: 01843 834431
  • Email: hr@ursuline.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01843 835365


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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.