Principal at The King Alfred School – An Academy
Hours: Full Time
Grade/Salary: Trust Leadership Grade L27 – L33
Contract Type: Permanent
We are looking to recruit a principal to join The Priory Learning Trust(TPLT) and lead The King Alfred School An Academy(TKASA). We need an exceptional leader with the ability, passion and enthusiasm to develop, promote and support the vision and direction of the school enabling it to build success through high quality education for all. They will lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis; alongside the leadership team and be the first point of contact for all stakeholders and external agencies.
The Principal will be an ambassador for TKASA and TPLT and continue to raise their profile in the wider locality, promoting our inclusive approach where students come first, staff are valued and cherished and our community is at the heart of our school. The principal will work closely with families, with the community and with other agencies to provide for the needs of all the children in our community. The post holder will be in regular contact with the Central Team of TPLT along with the Chair of the Academy Council, who will supporting them to ensure that the organisation reflects and promotes the ethos and values set by the Board of Trustees and the Academy Council.
To be considered for this role you should have:
A deep commitment to the education, safeguarding and well-being of children and young people;
Education to degree level and QTS;
Extensive experience working as a Headteacher or as part of a leadership team;
Proven ability to generate and deliver collective vision and shared purpose, including building teams, managing change and delivering results;
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to work within our growing Trust and lead this great school in the next part of their exciting journey. For further information, please see our Trust website.
TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.
At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.
We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.
TPLT is also a successful Training School Alliance. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.
Neville Coles, CEO
For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub.
The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.
Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.