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Principal (Headteacher)

Pound Hill Infant Academy, Crawley, West Sussex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Teachers Leadership Pay Range L13 - L19 (Fringe) £56,340 to £65,109

Job summary



Teachers’ Leadership Pay Range L13–L19 (fringe) £56,340–£65,109 per annum. A pay award is pending. January or Easter 2021 start.

Do you have a passion for teaching and the drive to improve outcomes for students?

We are seeking an inspirational, strategic leader to realise our vision for Pound Hill Infant Academy; to maintain its outstanding status and to improve the standards, attainment and aspirations of all its pupils.

About the Academy

Based in the heart of Crawley, Pound Hill Infant Academy is a large infant academy, which provides a happy, engaging and thriving environment. Catering for Reception to Year 2 children, it has a published admissions number of 90 and a total capacity of 270 pupils.

This is a fantastic time to join the school. It retained its Outstanding rating from Ofsted in 2014 and converted to academy status with the University of Brighton Academies Trust in 2015. It is a very popular school and consistently over-subscribed for entry.We are now seeking a Principal to build on this work. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the next stage in the development of the Academy.

About the Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust believes that education transforms lives. Enriched by the University of Brighton’s contribution, we want to ensure that the 7,700 pupils in our 15 academies are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for life-long learning. We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence. By working together and sharing ideas, insights and best practice, our academies support each other to improve. Pound Hill is part of a local cluster with Desmond Anderson Primary Academy.

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers. New Principals are allocated a mentor to support them for at least the first year of their appointment.

Employee benefits

We believe employees should have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. We recognise the importance of training and development and ensure that our employees are continually strengthening their skill sets and developing as individuals.

We offer a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits to all our employees, including: flexible working to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive annual leave entitlement, maternity and paternity leave, and discounts and offers with popular retailers.

We believe in the power of motivated and happy teachers and staff, which is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can. Please take a closer look at the benefits the Trust can offer: https://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-and-training/work-with-us

Applying for the job

How to Apply

Please refer to our candidate pack for more information about the role, the Academy and the Trust. To apply for the role please visit the Trust website: https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/

Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Dylan Davies, Executive Director of School Improvement, for an informal discussion about the role by emailing d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Selection and interview date: Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October 2020. In light of the current coronavirus situation, an online and video conferencing process is planned.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 267 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 7
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Pound Hill Infant Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk

About Pound Hill Infant Academy

Pound Hill Infant Academy is a welcoming, inspiring school which strives to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Every pupil is treated as an individual and provided with a happy, engaging environment where they can flourish. It has a published admissions number of 90 and total capacity of 270 pupils. Ofsted grading: Outstanding in 2014.

School location

Crawley Lane, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7EB