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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    24 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

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Pay scale

L3-L8 (£49,573 - £56,081)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to undertake the Assistant Principal role within Haywood Village Academy. You will hold a teaching role in school, and exemplify high-quality teaching and learning in Key Stage 1 or 2. You will work positively with members of the Senior Leadership team to identify priorities and opportunities for all-through academy improvement that support the achievement of outstanding outcomes. You will also lead on the delivery for the academy’s strategic aims and support the SLT to ensure that the academy’s systems are working smoothly and effectively on a day-to-day basis.

You will be an inspiring leader who, through leading by example, will promote high expectations and support the delivery of high attainment for all students. You will be an effective team player who is dynamic, creative and able to play a significant role in the strategic direction and development of the academy.

Working within the Federation, you will benefit from excellent peer support from colleagues in similar roles across the Federation and great opportunities for continuing professional development. You can expect positive challenge, a supportive environment to succeed within and, in the longer term, further career opportunities across the Federation.

Key dates

School tours: Friday 19thApril – 9:30am, 1:30pm or 2:45pm

Closing date: Wednesday 24thApril 2024

Short-listing: Thursday 25thApril 2024

Assessment & interview dates: Thursday 2ndMay and Friday 3rdMay 2024

*We strongly encourage visiting the academy before applying. Tours of the academy can be arranged by emailing:mike.reynolds@clf.uk.

** This is a two-day process (first full assessment day with final interview on day 2). Final dates will be confirmed with candidates as soon as short-listing has taken place.

What the school offers its staff

About the Cabot Learning Federation:

The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We are proud to serve 15,000+ pupils who all attend ten secondary academies, thirteen primary academies, an all through provision, a studio school, a discrete Post 16 provision, two alternative provision schools and three SEMH special schools.

CLF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The trust is proud to serve a diverse student population and their communities. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We are proud to be part of diverse communities in the region and celebrate the richness of cultures, faiths and backgrounds of our students. We aim to develop a curriculum that is responsive to our pupil’s needs and reflects their diverse interests and backgrounds.

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. We provide excellent training and development opportunities within the Federation, including a full induction programme for early career and experienced teachers. Training is both local and/or delivered through our excellent stand-alone training facility at the CLF Institute. For teachers, the CLF Institute aims to provide a continuum of development through each career stage from initial teacher training (ITT), for Early Career Teachers (ECT), recently qualified teachers in their early career development, to successive stages of leadership through to Headship and beyond. 

How to Apply:

To Apply, you will need to click the 'Apply Now' button on this page, which will redirect you to the CLF advert page. Within the CLF advert page, you can download and review the candidate information pack and register/login to apply for the role.

CV’s will not be accepted and any submitted will not be considered alongside your application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Haywood Village Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
452 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Haywood Village Academy is part of CLF which is a 3-19 organisation with a mix of primary, secondary and an all through academies. It is located in a new and rapidly expanding housing estate, Haywood Village, Weston-super-Mare.  The school opened in September in 2016 with 31 Reception children and currently has classes from Pre-school to Year 6.   In July 2019, Ofsted graded the school Outstanding. In total the school serves over 450 children.  The proportion of children eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils in receipt of supported income, looked-after children and children from service families is below national average at is broadly 24%; the proportion that speak English as an additional language (EAL: Largely either Polish, Lithuanian Bulgarian are predominant languages in the family home) is 15%; the proportion of pupils with SEND is 9%.

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