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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

  • We are looking to recruit a principal to join The Priory Learning Trust(TPLT) and lead The King Alfred School An Academy(TKASA). We need an exceptional leader with the ability, passion and enthusiasm to develop, promote and support the vision and direction of the school enabling it to build success through high quality education for all. They will lead and manage the school on a day-to-day basis; alongside the leadership team and be the first point of contact for all stakeholders and external agencies.
    The Principal will be an ambassador for TKASA and TPLT and continue to raise their profile in the wider locality, promoting our inclusive approach where students come first, staff are valued and cherished and our community is at the heart of our school. The principal will work closely with families, with the community and with other agencies to provide for the needs of all the children in our community. The post holder will be in regular contact with the Central Team of TPLT along with the Chair of the Academy Council, who will 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;

    • Extensive experience working as a Headteacher or as part of a leadership team;

    • Proven ability to generate and deliver collective vision and shared purpose, including building teams, managing change and delivering results;

    • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
      This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to work within our growing Trust and lead this great school in the next part of their exciting journey. For further information, please see our Trust website https://theplt.org.uk.
      For an informal discussion and to arrange a visit to look around the school please contact Nathan Jenkins on 07543971951.

      About The Priory Learning Trust:
      TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.
      At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.
      We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.
      TPLT is also a successful Teaching School Alliance. In 2016 it was awarded the prestigious National Teaching School status - a rare accolade after it fulfilled a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools. To become a Teaching School Alliance (TSA), academies must be judged outstanding or good and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.
      Neville Coles

      The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

      All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act.

      The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.

      Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance

    Applying for the job

    How to Apply:

    Online applications should be completed through our website and submitted with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressed to Nathan Jenkins, Head of School Improvement, 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.
    Email: recruitment@theplt.org.uk
    Website: www.theplt.org.uk

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    Supporting documents

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    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 18
    Education phase
    School size
    1316 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 18
    Contact phone number
    01934 529357

    About The King Alfred School an Academy

    The King Alfred School – an academy and part of the Priory Learning Trust is a thriving 11-18 mixed comprehensive with 1217 students on roll serving the towns of Burnham on Sea and Highbridge.

    Arranging a visit to The King Alfred School an Academy

    For an informal discussion and to arrange a visit to look around the school please contact Nathan Jenkins on 07543971951.

    School location

    Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EE

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