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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    6 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership L27-L33

Principal job summary

PRINCIPAL at Worle Community School – an Academy
Hours: Full TimeGrade/Salary: Trust Leadership Grade L27 – L33Contract Type: Permanent

We are looking to recruit a Principal to join our Academy Trust and lead Worle Community School - An Academy. 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 Worle Community School - An Academy and the Trust and continue to raise their profile in the wider locality, promoting our happy community where students come first and all staff are valued and cherished. They will work closely with families, with 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. The Principal will also have the opportunity to join the TPLT School Improvement Team and lead on a Trust wide strategic area or project that suits their skills and experience.

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;
  • Exceptional knowledge of secondary education and how students learn;
  • Experience of curriculum design leading to quality outcomes for all students;
  • Proven ability to generate and deliver collective vision and shared purpose, including building teams, managing change and delivering results;
  • Excellent communication 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 websitehttps://theplt.org.uk.

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

Applications should be submitted with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressed to Nathan Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, outlining your expertise and suitability for this role. Applications should be completed through our online recruitment portal.

Closing date: 06 October 2022

Interview dates: 11 and 12 October 2022

Tel: 01934 529357



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About Worle Community School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1348 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01934 529357

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 Training School Alliance. 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.
Nathan Jenkins,CEO
For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub.Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

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.

This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity.Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, online searches and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.Please see the following links to our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and Recruitment and Selection policy.

Arranging a visit to Worle Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@theplt.org.uk.

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