Vice Principal
Lindfield Primary Academy

Closing date: 13/02/2022

Job posted date: 28/01/2022

Salary: Leadership Range

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 32.5

Do you have the drive, passion, and ambition to be our new Vice Principal in this exciting new role?

We are interested to hear from highly motivated, talented leaders who are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and want to join our warm and welcoming academies as part of your development as a senior leader.

Based at our Blackthorns Community Primary Academy, you will work across both Blackthorns and Lindfield Primary Academy, both of which are 'Outstanding’.  You will be joining highly motivated and dedicated teams who strive to ensure all our children reach their full potential with our broad, balanced, creative and engaging curriculum and excellent pastoral support.

As well as leading and /or contributing to the implementation of the vision and strategic plan to ensure continuous improvement across both academies, you will also have the opportunity to work with the School Improvement Team to support aspects of the Trust-wide strategic plan.

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​​​​​​​

Key dates

Closing date: 13th February 

Interview date: 17th February 

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

​​​​​​​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 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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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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