Assistant Principal
Lindfield Primary Academy

Closing date: 13/02/2022

Job posted date: 28/01/2022

Salary: Leadership Range

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 19.5

Are you an experienced Assistant Principal looking for your next challenge? Or are you looking to step into your first senior leadership role?

You will be based at one of our two ‘Outstanding’ mid Sussex and neighbouring academies; the Lindfield Primary Academy or the Blackthorns Community Primary Academy.  However, these exciting new roles also offer the opportunity for some joint projects across the two academies as we seek to build closer working relationships that will benefit both our pupils, staff and local community: We are passionate about sharing best practice to make lasting improvements.

We are looking to appoint a resilient, dynamic and inspiring Assistant Principal who shares our ambition and strategic vision to continue to build upon the successes of both the Lindfield and Blackthorns primaries.

Our successful candidate will:

  • Provide support, supervision and direction in the day-to-day operational running of your designated academy
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, contribute to leadership and development
  • Lead on specific areas of responsibility and projects, to meet targets for improvement and success

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we can offer you:

  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression
  • A range of innovative support for health and wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Programme that provides staff with 24/7 helpline support, as well as counselling sessions and life management advice
  • Automatic annual pay progression
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail, travel and many more! Our Cycle 2 Work scheme and charity giving

Find out more

Download the candidate pack HERE for more information about the role. 

Key Dates

​​​​​​​Closing date:  13 February 2022

Interviews: 18 February 2022

​​​​​​​To arrange an informal discussion please contact Marcus Still Principal on 01444 482524 

About Lindfield Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Outstanding (2021)

Lindfield Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Lindfield, West Sussex. We are a positive, happy and friendly school with three classes in each year group, offering a broad and creative curriculum for our pupils. We are focused on academic, creative and sporting success for all. We pride ourselves on offering a nurturing environment, utilising our Forest School to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in our pupils.

We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award, British Council International School Award, and Platinum School Games award.

​​​​​​​Visit Lindfield Primary Academy website

​​​​​​​About Blackthorns Community Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Outstanding in all areas (2018)

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in Lindfield, West Sussex. We are an inclusive, nurturing school. We strive to provide creative and inspirational learning experiences. With one class in each year group, our small size allows us to know our pupils as individuals; nurturing their strengths and talents. We also have a special facility for up to 8 children with additional learning needs and speech, language and communication difficulties.

In 2017 we were nationally recognised for exceptional educational outcomes with a School Students and Teachers award. We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award and Silver School Games award.

    Visit Blackthorns Community Primary Academy.

    Both Academies can offer you:

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

    About 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.


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