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Interim Vice Principal: Head of Lower School - Term Time

The John Wallis Church of England Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6919-409T
  • Posted:30/11/2021
  • Pay:Leadership range
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:w/c 13th December


At The John Wallis Church of England Academy, we are determined that all our children receive an excellent education which leads to real choices in life.

 We are currently seeking an Interim Vice Principal: Head of Lower School to join our Academy Senior Leadership Team.  The Lower school is designed to ensure that our youngest pupils get off to an excellent start in life.  We are committed to enabling all children to read early and develop, within them, the confidence and characteristics that will help them overcome any challenges that come their way.

 The Head of Lower School will develop a strategic approach to raise the attainment and achievement of all pupils/students, taking responsibility for the leadership, internal organisation, management and control of their area of responsibility and consult appropriately in doing so.  They will promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom the Academy and Governing Body is responsible and those with whom they come into contact.

Skills and Experience -  To be considered for the position:

  • Hold a good honours degree or equivalent and a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE);
  • Proven strong, effective leadership and people management skills. 
  • A strong awareness of whole school and wider educational issues and current developments.
  • Demonstrable ability to build effective working relationships with a range of colleagues and stakeholders, including parents/carers, teachers and external professionals.
  • Excellent organisation and time-management skills - needed for prioritising and balancing a busy and varied workload.
  • Able to credibly challenge established assumptions and ways of working and make a valuable contribution to influencing organisational culture.

Information about the school

About The John Wallis Academy The John Wallis Church of England Academy is a 0-19 Academy in Ashford, Kent. The Academy provides an outstanding learning environment that ensures a wealth of opportunities for students to achieve their full potential, with a curriculum that engenders a love of learning; high attainment, helping students to become qualified, skilled and adaptable; a personalised learning approach, offering outstanding tutorial support; high expectations of all its students, irrespective of their ability or needs; a strong ethos of security, care and warmth for one another, increasing students self esteem and confidence; providing stepping stones to and from the community it serves.

The Academy values the contribution of all it’s staff and offer the following benefits: • Discounted fees at our on-site Nursery provision • Salary Extras employee initiatives including a Cycle to work scheme and discounted shopping, • An Employee Assistance Programme with a arrange of benefits available to staff and their immediate family, • Discounted membership at local gym facility.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment Team
  • Address:Millbank Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3HG
  • Telephone: 01233 623465
  • Email: HR@thejohnwallisacademy.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).