Deadline is tomorrow

  • Application deadline

    20 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 August 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
L8 - L12 (£50,151 - £55,338)

Job summary

  • Deputy Principal
    Full Time
    Leadership Scale: L8 – L12

    The Board of Trustees wish to provide an opportunity for an enthusiastic Deputy Principal. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to become part of our school team. The post holder will be based at Alvaston Junior Academy.

    The Harmony Trust was established in February 2014 and currently has 15 schools under the Trust umbrella. This brings with it exciting opportunities for career progression and development for existing and future employees. The Harmony Trust has high expectations of our pupils and staff. We have an excellent reputation and are innovative in our aim for educational excellence.

    The successful candidates will:

    • Experience in a Senior Leadership role

    • Experience of leading a journey of improvement in a primary setting.

    • Ideally, experience of English leadership in a primary setting.

    • Experience of implementing and overseeing successful school / academy improvement initiatives.

    • Experience of different leadership styles and practices and their effects in a variety of contexts within school.

    • Experience of the strategies for improving the quality of learning and teaching including promoting excellence and challenging poor performance.

    • The ability to think creatively to anticipate and solve problems and demonstrate balanced and fair judgement.

    • The ability to establish and sustain effective organisational structures, systems, policy and practice including safeguarding.

      We can offer you:

    • the opportunity to be part of our team, who are committed to educational excellence

    • friendly and supportive staff, parents and trustees,

    • a commitment to high quality professional development,

    • opportunity for future career development & progression within the Trust’s portfolio of schools and most importantly

    • the chance to transform the lives of children and really make a difference

      The Harmony Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.

      Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 6th September 2021

      Please return completed application forms via email to:

    Applying for the job

    Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 6th September 2021

    Please return completed application forms via email to:

    Supporting documents

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

    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 7 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    352 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    7 to 11

    About Alvaston Junior Academy

    We are a friendly, professional, hard-working staff team who are driven by our desire to provide a high quality curriculum offer whilst being united in our mission to support pupils to build life skills for a bright future. Pastoral care and provision is intertwined with teaching and learning and pupils’ well-being is at the core of daily practice. Our school values of confidence, kindness, respect and motivation, are integral to school life. We have high expectations for all of our children and offer support and challenge to enable them to be the very best that they can be. We are passionate about bringing the Harmony Trust motto ‘BELIEVE- ACHIEVE- SUCCEED’ to life and making it a reality for all of our pupils.

    We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school, and we place parental involvement high in our school’s priorities. I have no doubt, that with your support and cooperation, we are laying the foundations for success in your childs' next chapter of education.

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    School location

    Elvaston Lane, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 0PU

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