Head of School - Full-time

The Island Learning Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F76-1-L
  • Posted:10/09/2021
  • Pay:Leadership Spine
  • Start Date:Summer term or sooner
  • App Close Date:12/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th December 2021

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The Island Learning Trust are looking to recruit an experienced Deputy or existing Head of School. We are looking for a Head of School who will be committed to the aims, values and ethos of our Trust and work in partnership with parents to ensure they are responsive to their aspirations for their children

 Is it you we are looking for?

  • Are you  ambitious, visionary, innovative, positive and determined to make a difference for young learners?
  • Are you enthusiastic and able to demonstrate an unshakeable belief in the power of connection?
  • Do you demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and have the passion, dedication and ability to continue to build on our school’s successes so far and ensure it continues along its  journey of improvement.

 You will be a natural leader with a proven track record of school improvement, with a passion for influencing children’s futures educationally and emotionally. Leading by example, you will ensure teachers and other staff maintain consistently high standards and expectations of what every pupil can achieve and to encourage them  

 

                                                        ‘to be the best they can be’

 

With a strong pedagogical knowledge and a good understanding of the primary curriculum and the ability to work collaboratively in its development, you will embrace the sharing of staff expertise, responding to the needs of the Trust and jointly find solutions. 

You will possess finely tuned people skills, previous experience in leading teams effectively and have the ability to recognise and utilise key skills and strengths within their staff. 

 What we can offer: 

 A Leadership role within a growing Multi-Academy Trust

  • The support and expertise of a highly effective Trust Leadership Team
  • An experienced Executive Head of School mentor
  • High quality school improvement support
  • A school for the future with a brand new 8 class block and Nursery provision
  • A focus on CPD and career development with the Trust

 Sunny Bank is situated in an area of economic challenge; the 20th most deprived school in Kent. It was placed in special measures in June 2019 and joined The Island Learning Trust in February 2020. However, with recent changes to personnel, our children are now benefitting from a strong teaching team with a committed team of professionals; Sunny Bank is now on track to be a ‘Good’ school. 

Information about the trust

TILT is a local, high performing Trust that is invested in raising aspirations for children and families in Swale. The Island Learning Trust promotes and achieves excellence. It recognises the importance of outstanding teaching and learning by actively encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst having consistent standards of behaviour and attendance. Treating everyone as equal, whilst celebrating diversity, is a non-negotiable; protecting all through safeguarding, health and safety and welfare is paramount. The Trust's core mission is to drive transformation in eductional standards for all pupils; accelerating progress, raising standards of education achieved and the aspirations of the children and families we serve, developing high performing, outstanding schools for the future.

Staff have a responsibility to be positive in their relationships with pupils and supportive of each other. We have a responsibilty to ensure every moment a child is in our school will be spent productively. Through thorough use of evidence we will enable all children to make excellent progress. Our motto is "...to be the best we can be..." We maintain a relentless focus on raising standards of achievement so that all pupils have opportunites to achieve their full potential.

We expect all staff to maintain the highest professional standards at all times. We put children first. Staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils. Our aim should always be to provide for the pupils of our school what we would want for our own children. In order to do this we maintain a rigorous focus on: accelerating and improving attainment and progress, improving the quality of teaching and learning so that it is at least strongly good, effective leadership and accountability structures and ensuring consistent application of agreed systems and processes throughout all TILT schools.

The Island Learning Trust was established on 1st November 2016. The MAT was comprised of Minster Primary and Halfway Houses Primary, both schools are on the Isle of Sheppey, an area of high deprivation and socio economic challenges. These two founding schools are both Ofsted rated good schools. The outcomes at Minster Primary are outstanding. Sunny Bank Primary School in Sittingbourne joined TILT in February 2020 under a sponsorship arrangement and significant all round improvement has been made with the support of the MAT.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Stanier
  • Address:Brecon Chase,
    Minster,
    Sheerness,
    Kent,
    ME12 2HX
  • Telephone: 01795 606458
  • Email: admin@tiltrust.org

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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.