Lions Primary Academy
Salary: Band L10
role: Permanent, Full-time
Anticipated Start Date: Monday 1st January
Ascend Learning Trust are seeking to
appoint an exceptional and inspiring leader to the position of Headteacher at
Wellington Lions Primary Academy.
Wellington Lions Primary Academy,
part of the Ascend Learning Trust, is a purpose-built school based within the
new housing development in NEQ (Northeast Quadrant) of Tidworth and caters for
pupils from Reception through to Year 6.
Our recent Ofsted Inspection (July 2023) graded the school Good
in all categories, with strengths highlighted in its curriculum and inclusive
At Wellington Lions Primary Academy,
we firmly believe that every child in our care has the right to be truly
inspired by an engaging and purposeful curriculum. We have dedicated staff who
are passionate about providing our children with enriching and exciting
experiences so that they can all achieve success in their learning journey. We
actively encourage our children to be curious and believe that this supports
them on their path to becoming life-long learners.
We support our children to grow into
positive, well-rounded citizens and work alongside them to encourage kindness,
grit, integrity, acceptance, curiosity, and courageousness. By instilling these
values, we give children the chance to shine and be proud of all that they
achieve, both academically and personally.
Wellington Lions Primary Academy offer
an education that promotes:
through the rigorous learning of key skills within a rich and broad
learning by developing the whole child.
in the way that we teach and learn.
with parents and carers, the Ascend Learning Trust family, the military
community, and local primary schools.
The Headteacher will work with staff,
governors, and the Trust to deliver the school’s strategic developments by
building on the school’s strong foundations and delivering the vision of a
high-performing, safe and nurturing environment where all pupils are valued
equally and encouraged to become independent learners and critical thinkers.
are keen to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, and supportive leader who is
passionate about the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning and has a
love of working with children.
This is an exciting opportunity for a
leader who has ambition, determination and creativity who would relish the
chance of working in a supportive and outward facing multi academy trust.
We are looking for a Headteacher who
to demonstrate significant impact in a leadership role within a primary
leader who can inspire and motivate staff, children, and parents;
about each child being given the opportunity and means to reach their full
- able to
articulate a clear vision and set the strategic direction for the school
If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 24th September 2023
Interview Date: w/c Monday 2nd October 2023
Please note if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this job
Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff
and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications
from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age,
disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
Please note: Any position that involves working with children requires
declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed
as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.
In line with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, the school will
conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is
part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on
candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be
provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online
References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and
may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included
working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment
regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in
employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant
Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.
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