Associate Assistant Principal
Olive School, Preston, Preston
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||MPS/ UPS Plus TLR if applicable plus an allowance of £2,500|
Do you have what it takes to nurture today’s young people and inspire tomorrow’s leaders? Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver inspirational leadership to school staff and young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, becoming a Star leader might just be the best career move you ever make.
About The Olive School, Preston
The Olive School, Preston is a Muslim faith-based, primary school for 4 to 11 year olds, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2016 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in June 2019.
We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for an exceptional Associate Assistant Principal to help lead us on our journey of sustained excellence.
We want to hear from talented leaders looking to extend their experience, and ambitious middle leaders seeking their first senior leadership post. You will be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate both pupils and peers.
As an outstanding teacher and leader with demonstrable leadership experience, you will make a significant contribution to the leadership and success of our school. As a Star leader, you’ll join the Star Academies family, a high-performing and supportive network of primary and secondary schools with some of the best leaders in education.
You will have:
A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
Significant experience as a Middle Leader
An outstanding teacher with a proven track record of achieving excellent results
Successful planning, management, leadership and evaluation of a Teaching and Learning initiative which has had a significant impact learning outcomes
About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.
Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.
Closing Date: Friday, 21 August 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Proposed Start Date: 01 January 2021
Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.
We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.
Applying for the job
Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.
Due to the current situation with coronavirus in the UK, we are continuing to advertise vacancies and would encourage all interested, suitably qualified candidates to apply and we will ensure that no successful applicant incurs a financial detriment as a result of moving to Star.
We will shortlist as soon as possible after the closing date and will be in contact with shortlisted candidates to make arrangements for assessment. We will determine on a job by job basis the most suitable method for assessment in light of the current situation.More on how to apply
- AAP - JDPS.pdf  0.24 MB
|School type||Free School, Muslim|
|School size||299 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||4 to 11|
|Ofsted report||View Ofsted report|
|School website||Olive School, Preston website (opens in a new window)|
About Olive School, Preston
The Olive School, Preston is a 420 place Muslim faith based primary school which welcomes children from all faiths and none. It opened in September 2016, admitting 60 children into Reception and 60 children into Year 1. It will welcome another 60 children into Reception each September and will reach its full size in 2021. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.
The Olive School, Preston is a happy, friendly place where every child feels welcomed and valued. The curriculum fosters thought, curiosity and a desire for learning, providing a solid foundation for future learning and a rounded educational experience that addresses each child’s academic, personal and social development
Arranging a visit to Olive School, Preston
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01772 926 100.
London House, Preston, PR1 4BX