Wellington Lions Primary Academy
Salary: Band L10 – L16
Type of role: Permanent, Full-time
Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 19th February 2024
Interview Date: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February 2024
Start Date: Easter 2024 and Summer 2024
We are looking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring leader to the position of Headteacher at Wellington Lions Primary Academy.
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.
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.
Therefore, we 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.
We are looking for a Headteacher who is:
- able to demonstrate significant impact in a leadership role within a primary school.
- a leader who can inspire and motivate staff, children, and parents.
- passionate about each child being given the opportunity and means to reach their full potential; and
- able to articulate a clear vision and set the strategic direction for the school.
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 ethos.
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:
- Excellence through the rigorous learning of key skills within a rich and broad curriculum.
- Holistic learning by developing the whole child.
- Innovation in the way that we teach and learn.
- Collaboration with parents and carers, the Ascend Learning Trust family, the military community, and local primary schools.
If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this job role earlier.
At Ascend Learning Trust, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation, foster creativity, and create a workplace that truly reflects the richness of the world around us. We are excited to welcome applicants from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to join our dynamic team.
Reasonable adjustments are modifications or accommodations made to ensure that individuals with disabilities or specific needs can perform their job duties effectively. We embrace the idea that everyone should have equal opportunities to succeed, and our aim is to make this a reality. If you need any assistance completing your application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 781485 or alternatively you can email email@example.com
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 presence.
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 section.
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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