We are looking for an enthusiastic Headteacher to lead King’s Academy Northern Parade in Portsmouth as they continue on their journey in providing the best possible education for every child. With aims to equip and nurture pupils to develop their resilience and become creative and independent thinkers, colleagues are working together to deliver the academy improvement plan to ensure a high-quality learning environment.
Collectively, King’s Group Academies share a vision of a global community of pupils and colleagues whose connection broadens horizons and fosters understanding. We have a passion for working collaboratively within our UK communities and more widely, promoting international citizenship.
Our new Headteacher will demonstrate leadership in all aspects of school life and stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation. To be successful in this role you will share our vision and have the ability to manage performance effectively in order to continue improvement with positivity, resilience and drive. This means we are looking for a candidate that can inspire, motivate and grow their teams towards educational excellence whilst maintaining a culture of openness where all voices within the community are heard and valued.
At King’s Group Academies we share a vision of a global community of pupils and colleagues whose connection broadens horizons and fosters understanding. We have a passion for working collaboratively within our UK communities and more widely, promoting international citizenship. We believe that each and every pupil deserves teachers & school colleagues who are passionate about their success and seek to achieve this through positive partnerships with parents who hold us to account.
We place emphasis on colleagues working together to share expertise and drive strategy and offer a range of CPD opportunities including leadership development and nationally recognised qualifications. Each of our academies contributes as part of a range of forums that cover aspects including Teaching & Learning, Safeguarding, Curriculum, International, HR & Finance and our Head Teacher Board that meets regularly to support and share practice together. In addition to our forum approach, our Senior Leadership Teams are enabled by their Local Governing Bodies and the trust central team.
Each one of our academies has its own identity, history and context, which we embrace. We also share similarities in our commitment to continuous improvement and educational excellence. We all work towards opportunity and success on a global stage for all our students.
We currently comprise nine academies across Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex. You would be joining King’s Academy Northern Parade at a time when we have seen significant but sustainable growth and academy improvement, giving a firm foundation for you to lead on the next stage of the journey towards outstanding and deliver our mission to equip all pupils with the confidence, knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to thrive in the modern world.
Leadership & Culture
Provide and develop a culture of leadership that will inspire, motivate and develop pupils, colleagues and volunteers.
Developing and communicating the strategic direction and school improvement plan which harness the identity of King’s Academy Northern Parade and the vision of King’s Group Academies (KGA).
Managing and facilitating the Senior Leadership Team’s (SLT) to deliver effectively through a collaborative/team working culture
Ensuring a rounded approach to positive behaviour and attendance in all areas of the academy, fostering high standards and inclusion.
Creating a learning culture and pastoral care system with high social, emotional, moral and spiritual aspirations for all pupils, where each pupil attends fully and experiences a positive, enriching school life and achievesacademic development.
Role modelling and ensuring high quality continued professional development for all colleagues that underpin academy performance, pupil achievement and the wider Trust success.
Participating fully in academy life, being visible at events such as Parents Evening, Information Evening, Awards Evening, Academy Productions, etc.
Ensuring that all stakeholders are regularly engaged, given voice and informed on academy progress
Promoting a culture of innovation which reflects a progressive approach to education and embraces change and continual improvement
Ensuring the ongoing developmentof a workplace culture that promotes equality, equity, diversity and inclusivity, where colleagues and pupils flourish
To ensure the best possible provisions and outcomes in relation to safeguarding: Safeguarding is represented at a senior level by our Safeguarding Lead.
We have a series of measures in place to help create safe and inclusive environments for children and young people here at at KGA. These include: Recruitment and selection processes, the provision of a safeguarding induction, in-depth safeguarding training, a clear, accessible reporting mechanism and guidance for all representatives of The Trust employee and volunteers.
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