Assistant Principal Akroydon Primary Academy, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Job description

Akroydon Primary Academy joined the Trinity MAT in February 2017 and, in its first two years, has increased its KS2 headline measure by 45%.

This outcome has meant the academy is the most improved primary school in the Calderdale authority, and in the top 1% of most improved schools nationally.

What can we offer you?

a proven Behaviour for Learning (BfL) system that ensures a calm learning environment

an outstanding professional development programme, supported by our very own Trinity Teaching School Alliance, West Yorkshire Maths Hub and White Rose Maths

a range of staff benefits subsidised health cover and childcare support

a chance to be part of a Trust that is changing the lives of thousands of young people.

What are we looking for?

an experienced leader with a track record of success

a candidate with an aptitude for delivering and developing quality teaching

As well as Akroydon, the MAT has three secondary schools and a post-16 college, which are all performing well above expectations. It has recently taken on its second primary school (St Chad’s CE Academy, Brighouse), and is ambitious in its primary growth plans for the next few years. This is an opportunity to join a high-impact leadership team in an expanding primary sector.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and welcomed. Please contact the admin team on 01422 351291 to arrange a visit.

Start date: January 2020 or sooner

Closing date: 14 October 2019

Interviews: 18 October 2019

Apply now! For further information on this role, the benefits of working for the trust and how to apply, visit our recruitment website; Here you can also view our Staff Prospectus.

Trinity Multi-Academy 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 appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer and want our staff profile to reflect the community we serve.

Essential educational requirements

Education to degree level or equivalent

Essential qualifications

QTS and GTC registered

Essential skills and experience

An excellent track record of recent, relevant professional development

Responsibility for an area of whole school performance

Experience of effective teaching and performance within the curriculum area

Evidence of regular and appropriate professional development in school leadership and management

Experience of working as a strong leader and as a member of a team in and educational setting

Innovative approaches to working with pupils, parents, staff and other stakeholders

Initiate, lead and manage change programmes

Prioritise, plan and organise

Direct and co-ordinate the work of others

Set high standards and provide a role model for pupils and staff

Deal sensitively with people and resolve conflicts

A commitment to an open and collaborative style of management

Motivate all those involved in the delivery team

Liaise effectively with other organisations and agencies

Employee benefits

Up to £10,000 per annum Recruitment and Retention Allowance for an exceptional candidate

About Akroydon Primary Academy

Akroydon Primary Academy was the first primary school to join Trinity Multi-Academy Trust in February 2017. Our first priority was to create an environment where our pupils can experience an outstanding education which will set them on the path for lifelong success. As a result, we have completely changed the culture of the academy, investing greatly in our staff and leadership team. Through quality whole-school and individual CPD, our employees know they are valued and supported with every aspect of their role. Crucially, they now feel empowered and passionate about changing the life chance of our pupils. In its first full year as part of the trust, Akroydon Primary Academy was ranked in the top 3% of the most improved schools in the country, and it was the second most improved primary school, out of 100, in Calderdale. The percentage of pupils achieving ARE in WRM increased by 37%. Greater Depth improvements are also significant with a 21.4% increase in reading and a 19.5% increase in maths.

Rawson Street North, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6PU
Akroydon Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)