Vice Principal
The Baird Primary Academy

Closing date: 15/10/2021

Job posted date: 17/09/2021

Salary: Leadership Range

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 32.5

Are you ready to join our dynamic team of senior leaders?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the leadership team at The Baird in the position of Vice Principal as the academy develops an exciting and innovative new Trust-wide provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal to drive school improvement and to further establish a progressive, knowledge-rich curriculum which enables our pupils to excel. The Vice Principal will focus on the development of teaching, learning and assessment across the academy, using coaching and mentoring to support teachers on their journey to providing outstanding education for all of our pupils.

About The Baird Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

The Baird Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Hasting, East Sussex. We focus on developing our pupils love of learning so they can ‘fly high’. In 2019 we were presented with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for our outstanding nurturing environment and inclusive provision. Our creative curriculum engages pupils with personalised learning and practical experiences. We have two classes in each year group welcoming children from our local community. We also hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 years.

We can offer you:

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

Visit The Baird Primary Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

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

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact us on 01424 425670 or email j.lacy@thebairdprimaryacademy.org.uk.

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 15th October 2021

Interview date: 21st October 2021

Proposed start date: 1st January 2022

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies 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 appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.



 

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