• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    16 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    10 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£42,195 - £46,566

Job summary

We are looking for a committed Assistant Principal to join our dedicated and supportive team. This role would suit an enthusiastic and capable teacher, with leadership experience who is now keen to develop further, as well as providing career development opportunities for an established leader looking to enhance their career in a larger school.

This is an ideal opportunity for the right person to manage the staff, teaching and learning development within West Town Primary Academy, as well as opportunities to extend your experience by leading projects in the other academies that we work with. You will have a key role in developing staff, monitoring and analysing data, and being responsible for phase leadership in KS1 or KS2 as well as a key area of development. This unique role will enable you to stay in the classroom delivering great teaching and modelling good practice but experiencing the leadership and management of a growing team and developing your leadership skills.

You will be an enthusiastic, ambitious and driven leader with exceptional teaching skills and will play an active role in the continued development of our school. We are looking for someone with the skills to ensure that all of our children make excellent rates of progress regardless of starting points and background, building on our current ‘well above average’ progress.

We can offer you:
• Exciting leadership development within and beyond the Academy
• Opportunities to develop as an SLE
• Excellent support from the Trust with your own development through MA modules or similar
• A friendly and supportive positive team to work in
• A state of the art learning environment
• Involvement in an established and growing academy trust
• Potential recruitment allowance.

We are looking for someone who:
• Is keen to share and develop their own excellent practice
• Has proven impact in subject leadership and improvement
• Has a proven good record as a reflective classroom practitioner
• Is enthusiastic about the opportunities in our school
• Has the skills to guide and advise others in their practice and development
• Has high expectations of their own teaching and the children
• Has the skill to maximise children's learning

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an adventurous and forward thinking academy with some of the best outcomes in Peterborough, that is proud to be part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).

Applying for the job

For application and contact details visit our website at www.westtownprimary.org the closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 16th April 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd April 2021.

West Town Primary Academy and CMAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This post has a salary within the national leadership pay scale. The anticipated start date is September 2021.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
400 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About West Town Primary Academy

We are a culturally rich city school with high aspirations for all of our children.

Since opening as an Academy, West Town Primary has restructured its teaching team to provide smaller class sizes for many of our children, which enables a greater amount of quality first teaching to take place.

We are fortunate enough to have a team of good and outstanding teachers who through bespoke in house training are helping to develop the next generation of teachers in partnership with our CMAT teaching school.

We employ specialist teachers for Art, PE and Music to raise the quality of teaching and work produced, creating a sense of achievement and success for the children.

We also work in partnership with The Cambridge Partnership, Peterborough’s School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) course, providing inspirational and effective training to the outstanding teachers of tomorrow.

We moved into our fabulous state of the art building which has some impressive learning spaces for the children including dedicated cookery and art rooms, a dance and music studio and two halls. The unique design includes large breakout work spaces which can be used flexibly for whole class or group activities and provide stimulating library and ICT stations. We have dedicated feature walls which will enable us to celebrate the children’s learning and display some of their artwork which has contributed to our gaining of the silver arts mark. We are now hoping to develop the grounds further to provide a sensory garden and outdoor music space, dedicated ball court, climbing and adventurous activities and outdoor wildlife learning area.

We maximise progress and engagement in learning through adopting and refining learning techniques that work well for our children. There is a high emphasis on talk and questioning to enable children to think and reason deeply about their learning. Feedback, including marking is given a high priority as we use it effectively to move learning on, consolidate or relearn from mistakes immediately or in dedicated follow up sessions. We draw on the expertise of our specialist maths and science teachers to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of maths teaching and continuing to push our science learning having now gained the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark. We also use the basics of accelerated learning techniques through TASC and enterprise activities within and beyond the curriculum.

Our classes are all named after famous children’s authors to help build a literacy rich environment in which children are surrounded by high quality written information and language on a daily basis. We have already developed a strong reading culture in the school and are now refining it to ensure that children understand the deeper meaning of what they read.

The academy believes in children achieving well and feeling a sense of success, in order for all children to achieve well there is a high emphasis on the quality of art music and PE through the provision of specialist teachers in these areas to lead and push the boundaries of these subjects within the primary age groups, as well as the traditionally tested reading writing and maths and science.

We believe that children need to have the basic skills in place to access deeper learning so include daily reminder, rehearsal and refinement sessions on specific handwriting, calculation, tables, spelling, punctuation and grammar, to ensure that children develop fluency in these areas which enable them to access learning across the curriculum. The children are able to celebrate their steps of progress from their starting points and the longer term impact of this approach can be clearly seen in the amount of progress children make by the end of year six.

Arranging a visit to West Town Primary Academy

Please contact our Office Manager Helen Buckley on 01733 852400 to arrange a visit to find out more about the post.

School location

Midland Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DD

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