7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
KS1
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L8 - 12

Job summary

Required from September 2021

Assistant Principal
Leadership 8-12

Do you have what it takes to nurture today’s young people and inspire greatness? Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver inspirational leadership to school staff and young people in a disadvantaged community? If so then we could be the academy for YOU!

Hillcrest Academy stands proudly at the heart of the Chapeltown and Harehills communities, and celebrates and embraces all cultures, faiths and personalities into our safe and happy school.

Our team is immensely proud to have achieved our status as an Ofsted Outstanding provider for every local pupil aged 3 to 11. We pride ourselves on every child making progress above and beyond expectations, whatever their starting points.

For those privileged enough to work at Hillcrest, it is a rewarding experience that provides the opportunity to make a difference to the life chances of all our pupils. We are looking to strengthen our Senior Leadership Team following the promotion of our current post
holder with the appointment of an Assistant Principal for Early Years. Whether you are a talented and proven leader or looking to take the next step in your career, we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate who:
• has a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our children
• is hardworking, dedicated and is not afraid of a challenge
• is an outstanding teacher with a proven track record of teaching at the highest levels
• is a highly effective leader who will lead by example developing excellence in others through coaching and mentoring and leading of Early Years
• proven track record of leading a whole school initiative
• has clear vision, energy and commitment to all aspects of school life
• has a clear understanding of the new Early Years Framework and a passion to develop children from birth to 5 years

We can offer you:
• enthusiastic, friendly, well-mannered children who are eager to learn
• a chance to share your ideas and knowledge through the development of your leadership voice
• the opportunity to work in strategic partnership with an outstanding Senior Leadership Team and colleagues from across The Gorse Academies Trust
• access to exceptional professional development opportunities, delivered by colleagues from across the trust, including at executive principal level
• access to our leadership program which encourages and supports leadership aspirations
• the opportunity to work in one of only 20 accredited World Class Primary Schools in England
• a fun, collaborative and inclusive work environment

Hillcrest Academy is part of The Gorse Academies Trust, having joined in January 2014 as the first trust Primary Academy. The Gorse Academies Trust has an increasingly well-known reputation for changing the deal for children and young adults who come from some of the most impoverished parts of the country. The trust’s mission is to ensure that they play a significant role in removing the stubborn link between poverty and academic underperformance. Consequently, students and professionals are in the vanguard
of a national drive which seeks to prove that where teaching is excellent, leadership inspiring and behaviour standards exemplary all children excel regardless of background.

If you feel that you have the necessary experience, skills and abilities, we look forward to hearing from you. Usually visits are welcomed and strongly encouraged, however in the current circumstances, please see our website or call the school for further information.

If you would like further details, an application form or to discuss the role, please email Sam Done, Principal at recruitment@hillcrest.leeds.sch.uk. Completed applications should be returned to the same email address. An application pack which provides further details of the role is available to download directly from our website at www.tgat.org.uk/jobs. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Friday 23rd April 2021 at 12pm
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 26th April 2021

“Every lesson counts at Hillcrest Academy. Teachers are relentless in supporting every pupil to reach their potential.” Ofsted 2016

The GORSE Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Applying for the job

If you would like further details, an application form or to discuss the role, please email Sam Done, Principal at recruitment@hillcrest.leeds.sch.uk. Completed applications should be returned to the same email address. An application pack which provides further details of the role is available to download directly from our website at www.tgat.org.uk/jobs. CVs are not accepted.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Primary
School size
459 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Hillcrest Academy

Location: Leeds - Type: Mainstream School - Phase: Primary - Funding status: State - Academy - Gender: Mixed - Age range: 3 - 11 years - Principal: Sam Done

** Hillcrest Academy is a larger-than-average primary school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The school provides places for around 400 pupils aged 3-11. Hillcrest Academy is part of the GORSE Academies Trust, which is responsible for the running of around eight schools in the local area, at both primary and secondary level.
Hillcrest takes great pride in its extremely diverse catchment area, with a high proportion of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds and a similarly high proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language.

Values and vision:
Hillcrest Academy seeks to ensure that every pupil receives a high-quality education regardless of background. To this end, the school highly values its investment in extra-curricular activities and an interesting and relatable curriculum. Parents are encouraged to play a large role in their child’s education, in order to foster a sense of community and responsibility.
With such a diverse intake of pupils, tolerance and diversity are of paramount importance to the primary school, and pupils are encouraged to have respect for different faiths and belief systems.

Ofsted report:
“Pupils leave Hillcrest Academy reaching standards from very low starting points that are close to those achieved by other pupils nationally. They are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. Every lesson counts at Hillcrest Academy. Teachers are relentless in supporting every pupil to reach their full potential.

School location

Cowper Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4DR

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