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West St Leonards Primary Academy, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership L18 - L24 £62,426 to £72,306

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 West St Leonards Primary Academy; to achieve outstanding status and to improve the standards, achievements and aspirations of all its pupils.

About the Academy

Based in St Leonards on Sea, to the west of Hastings, East Sussex, the Academy aims to support all children in a safe and caring environment with exciting and relevant teaching and learning experiences. Catering for Reception to Year 6 children, it has a published admissions number of 60 and a total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy is a National Lead School for Talk for Writing and supports the training of teachers in other schools across the south east region. It also hosts a special facility for children with moderate learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

This is a fantastic time to join the school. It retained its Good rating from Ofsted in 2016, with Leadership and management; Teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; and Early years graded Outstanding. The academy is very popular and is consistently over-subscribed for entry. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the next stage in the development of the Academy.

About the Trust

As the principal of West St Leonards, you will be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, the fifth largest multi-academy Trust in the south east. We work collaboratively across our network of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all rated Good and Outstanding, sharing ideas, insight and best practices to help our pupils and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence.

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

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Selection and interview dates: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 October 2020. In light of the current coronavirus situation, an online and video conferencing process is planned.

Employee benefits

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

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 what the Trust can offer: https://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-and-training/work-with-us

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 399 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website West St Leonards Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk

About West St Leonards Primary Academy

At West St Leonards Primary Academy we aim to support all children in a safe and caring environment with
exciting and relevant teaching and learning experiences.

We are a community that enables children, teachers and parents to work together so that our pupils achieve their best.

Our Academy was inspected in October 2016. Teaching,Learning, Assessment, Leadership, Behaviour, Safety and Early Years were all graded ‘Outstanding’. We are very proud that our work has been recognised, and even prouder of the impact it has had on our children’s progress.

We are committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning for all in an inclusive environment.

School location

Harley Shute Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8BX