Principal - Full-time

Turner Schools Family
Folkestone, UK
Closing date
28 Sep 2020

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Pay: Leadership scale and commensurate with experience

Start Date: Immediate

Join an innovative & committed team as a leader for our Primary, who can drive our school to be a place where all children can thrive & knowledge matters.

Are you looking for your next challenge? Are you an experienced leader looking for the opportunity to make a positive impact & lead colleagues to make rapid & sustained school improvement? We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational leader with knowledge, vision & a passion for education to increase capacity within our team at Turner Schools. You will be an outstanding practitioner, highly motivated & dedicated, who can consistently deliver & model best practice.

The ideal candidates will...
  • Have a proven leadership experience, positively impacting on pupil progress, raising attainment & developing excellence
  • Be committed to working with children, parents & staff to raise standards
  • Understand how children learn best & never give up on them
  • Have experience effectively coaching, mentoring & work alongside others to share good practice
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage
  • Be able to confidently & calmly run the school on a day to day basis
  • Believe that a knowledge-led curriculum is essential for deep learning & levelling the playing field for all pupils
  • Be ambitious for the school, it's pupils & the Trust

In return, we can offer...
  • Fabulous children who want to learn
  • Ongoing CPD & support for future career progression
  • Supportive governors & a dedicated staff team who are continually willing to learn
  • A genuine opportunity to lead, make a difference & be part of our continuing journey

Closing Date: 28/09/2020 at 12:00

Interviews: 8th October 2020

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast.

Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission sea-change.

Following Aristotle's philosophy, we believe that educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Accordingly, we have encapsulated the Trust's ethos and values in the acronym HEART meaning we have:

H: High Expectations - of yourself, of others, including in terms of aspiration for the community and children we serve, conduct and standards in the widest sense

E: Enthusiasm - in attitude and to nurture it in others be they pupils/students/scholars, parents or colleagues; an

A: Academic subject-based curriculum - tried and tested subjects delivered in coherent sequence

R: Reading for all - achieving chronological reading age as well as love of this enabling and vital skill; and

T: Teamwork - recognising that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

Our HEART model gives stakeholders, staff, pupils and parents a common language.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary; Folkestone Academy; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit our website.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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