Executive Principal and Principal St James' Church of England Academy, Hull

Job description

Are you passionate about education for young people in challenging urban environments and have experience of a significant leadership role within an educational environment? If so, we have a rarely offered opportunity for a committed Executive Principal to lead and develop within our Multi Academy Trust.

The Principal of St. James’ is also the Executive Principal of Newland St. John’s Academy. The new Executive Principal will further develop the Trust’s vision by leading and ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning for all primary pupils, ensuring the best possible outcomes for all learners.

Main responsibilities:

1. To support the Board in the development and implementation of its vision, and the delivery of its strategic plan with respect to primary education;

2. To promote the distinctive Christian vision and ethos of the Trust in both its Church of England academies;

3. Through inspirational leadership, create a culture of constant improvement in both primaries through knowledge sharing, collaboration, partnership and teamwork with the aim that both academies move to “outstanding” over time in all areas of their operation, including learner outcomes;

4. To ensure that the Board and its committees receive the required information to take informed and timely decisions within the regulatory framework;

5. To ensure robust and appropriate risk mitigation and management in both primaries;

6. Work with the local communities of both primaries to foster constructive relationships and to create further opportunities for growth and local support for each academy;

Leadership and Management:

1. To provide motivational and inspirational leadership in both primary academies;

2. Provide support and advice to the Chair of the Trust Board in his/her role of leading and supporting the committee Chairs of both primary academies;

3. Provide professional leadership to the Chairs of Local Governing Committees;

4. To line manage and act as a mentor to the Principal of NSJ academy, supporting and challenging her in her role through the provision of advice and guidance and the development of her leadership skills;

5. To ensure the development of Christian distinctiveness in both primary academies;

6. To hold the Principal of NSJ to account for her overall leadership;

7. To ensure that there are quality assurance systems embedded across both primaries that drive consistency and improve performance;

8. To take responsibility for effective data management in both primaries, ensuring that systems are in place to capture, analyse and act upon the information;

9. To create and develop systems across both primaries that encourage standardisation and effective shared practice;

10. To develop a communication and marketing strategy for both primaries.

Teaching and Learning:

1. Provide dynamic and strategic direction and leadership for high quality teaching, learning and standards across both primary academies;

2. To be accountable for all aspects of teaching, learning and standards in both primary academies, setting high professional standards and ensuring that the education vision is understood and fully embraced;

3. To be responsible for developing and leading the process for improvement across both primary academies, providing quality assurance and accountability; using a rigorous and robust system of target setting as the basis for progress reports to the Trust Board and to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners;

Accountable for:

1. The outcomes of both primary academies; and

2. The performance of the Principal of NSJ academy.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

Successful headship or a significant leadership role within a MAT, LA or other educational environment.

Ability to lead, motivate and manage change.

Ability to articulate a clear vision across SALT and to a variety of audiences.

Relevant portfolio of highly effective educational improvement within a challenging urban context.

Practical evidence of developing and maintaining highly effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Practical evidence of the effective development, leadership and management of staff.

Practical evidence of strategic planning and review of progress against plans in terms of standards, performance and finances, taking decisive action when necessary.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the schools’ Ofsted and SIAMS inspection criteria and processes.

Evidence of having worked with corporate governance structures.

A thorough knowledge of safeguarding and other critical health and safety issues.


About St James' Church of England Academy

Address
Dorchester Road, Hull, HU7 6BD
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
St James' Church of England Academy website (opens in a new window)