Primary Principal

St Anne's Church Academy, Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Trust Leadership Grade L14-L21 (£56,578 - £67,181)

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Principal to join our Trust and lead St Anne’s Church Academy. We need an exceptional primary leader with the ability, passion and enthusiasm to develop, promote and support the vision and direction of the school enabling it to continue to build success through high quality education for all.
The Principal will lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis, alongside the leadership team (two Deputy Heads, Operations Manager and Nursery Manager) and be the first point of contact for all stakeholders and external agencies.
They will be an ambassador for the school and Trust and will raise their profile in the wider community, promoting our happy family where students come first and all staff are valued and cherished. They will work closely with families, the community and with other agencies to provide for the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, and emotional needs of all children.
The post holder will report to the Central Team and Chair of Academy Council, supporting them to ensure that the organisation reflects and promotes the ethos and values set by the Board of Trustees and the Academy Council.

To be considered for this role you should have:

• a deep commitment to the education, safeguarding and well-being of children and young people;
• education to degree level and QTS;
• passion to support and further develop the church distinctiveness of the school;
• extensive experience working as a headteacher/principal or as part of a leadership team;
• exceptional knowledge of primary education and how children learn;
• experience of curriculum design leading to quality outcomes for all children
• proven ability to generate and deliver collective vision and shared purpose, including building teams, managing change and delivering great results;
• excellent communication skills.

Employee benefits

The Priory Learning Trust offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme, discounted membership to on-site gym facilities, access to The PLaTform our own employee benefits hub (offering discounts on shopping) and on-site parking.

Applying for the job

Applications should be submitted with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressed to Lisa Dadds, Head of Primary Education, outlining your expertise and suitability for this role. Once completed, application forms and covering letters should be emailed to our recruitment team or submitted through our online recruitment portal.

Closing date: By noon on Monday 5th October 2020
Interview dates: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November 2020
Address: The Priory Learning Trust, Queensway, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6BP
Tel: 01934 529357

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 368 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website St Anne's Church Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About St Anne's Church Academy

St Anne’s Church Academy is a beautiful dual site campus incorporating 210 primary aged children at the West Wick campus that opened in 2014, which also includes an all year round 68 place Nursery provision, and 210 primary aged children at the Hewish campus which is over 150 years old. St Anne’s is a great school with a good Ofsted report (October 2017) and an outstanding SIAMS (March 2016) where everyone is encouraged to ‘learn to love and love to learn’. St Anne’s Church Academy is currently the only church school in the MAT.

Arranging a visit to St Anne's Church Academy

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to work within our growing Trust. For further information, please see our website For an informal discussion and to arrange a visit to look around St Anne’s Church Academy please contact Lisa Dadds, Head of Primary Education on 07770 801351.

School location

Bristol Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS24 6RT