Executive Principal (Full-time role)
Salary: Competitive and TBD in light of experience and qualifications
St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable form a Catholic primary academy cluster as part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust (MAT) established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent. Currently comprised of 24 academies (5 secondary and 19 primary), the Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Executive Principal from August 2020 for this cluster due to the retirement of the current post-holder.
Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Trust and Executive Governing Body for the cluster, the Executive Principal will provide the strategic Catholic leadership and inspiration for the cluster, motivating staff and maximizing all available resources for the cluster’s ‘common good’ . This includes the strategic planning and management of cluster finances, staff, buildings and other resources, with a special focus on professional development and training, cultivating collegiate responses and the sharing of specialist skills and resources across the cluster. The postholder will represent the academies to the Executive Governing Body, CEO and Trust Board, the Diocesan Education Commission, and to local and central government, and their agencies as necessary.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated and innovative, accountable for ensuring, maintaining and sustaining the Catholic identity of the academies they are assigned to lead, and for ensuring that this identity is reflected in every aspect of the academies’ Catholic life, so that the learning and faith outcomes of all pupils improve continuously. Consequently, we are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic, with the necessary desire, experience, expertise and qualification, to this role.
St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable are inclusive primary academies. Their dedicated staff, helpers and Governors work hard to ensure every student is supported and challenged to be their best.
St Gregory’s, Margate; St Joseph’s, Broadstairs & St Mary’s, Whitstable are located to the east of Kent and are easily accessible via both road & rail. Each academy enjoys spacious classrooms, large grounds, excellent student facilities and benefits from recent and substantial investment.
St Gregory’s, Margate were judged ‘Good’ in their most recent denominational inspection in 2016 and were also judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas at their last Ofsted inspection in 2019. St Joseph’s, Broadstairs were judged ‘Outstanding’ in their most recent denominational inspection in 2016 and were also judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas at their last Ofsted inspection in 2017. St Mary’s, Whitstable were judged ‘Good’ in their most recent denominational inspection in 2016 and were also judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas at their last Ofsted inspection in 2019.
KCSP, as the largest, single Catholic MAT in the south of England, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and requires all staff, helpers and Governors to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and section 128 check.
Please find job description and person specification attached.
Please send your letter of application together with all supporting documents to the Chief Executive at: email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Monday, 30th March 2020 @ 5pm
Shortlisted candidates to be notified: no later than Friday, 3rd April 2020
Interviews will be held during the week commencing: Monday, 20th April 2020