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Principal of Blackthorns Community Primary Academy

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Teachers' Leadership Pay Range L13 - L19 £56,721 to £65,735

Job summary

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 Blackthorns Community Primary Academy; to maintain its outstanding status and to improve the standards, attainment and aspirations of all its pupils.

About the Academy

Based in the village of Lindfield, near Haywards Heath, Blackthorns Community Primary Academy is a vibrant primary academy, which believes in puttings its children first. Catering for Reception to Year 6 children, it has a published admissions number of 30 and a total capacity of 210 pupils.

This is a fantastic time to join the school. It converted to academy status with the University of Brighton Academies Trust in 2015 was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018. 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.

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.

How to Apply

Please refer to our candidate pack for more information about the role, the Academy and the Trust.

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

Please submit your completed application and equal opportunities form via our online system

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

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 209 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Blackthorns Community Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk

About Blackthorns Community Primary Academy

About Blackthorns Community Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Outstanding in all areas (2018)

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11- year olds in Lindfield, West Sussex. We are an inclusive, nuturing school. We strive to provide creative and inspirational learning experiences. With one class in each year group, our small size allows us to know our pupils as individuals; nuturing their strengths and talents. We also have a special facility for up to 8 children with additional learning needs and speech, language and communication difficulties. In 2017 we were nationally recognised for exceptional educational outcomes with a School Students and Teachers award. We hold the Arts Council Award and Silver School Games award. We can offer you:

a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

School location

3 Blackthorns Close, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2UA

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