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Head of Primary

Employer:
Kings Group Academy
Salary:
£59,040 to £64,914
Location:
King’s Academy Binfield
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
21/01/2019 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
Kings/18/83953
Kings Group Academy

Quite possibly the greatest opportunity of your career is awaiting you; the chance to design and shape innovative and creative policy and practice in a brand new all-through academy as the founding head of primary and key member of the senior leadership team.  

King’s Academy Binfield (KAB) and King’s Academy Oakwood (KAO) are looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative Head of Primary with an excellent track record, to play an intrinsic role in our brand new all-through academy in Bracknell Forest. KAB opened in a superb new building in September 2018 with 120 Year 7, and will grow year on year to a roll of over 1800 students, aged 3-18. The primary phase at KAB (2 FE), and KAO, a brand new 1 FE primary school a mile away, open in September 2019 with nursery and YR in KAB and YR, 1 and 2 in KAO. They will also then grow year on year. KAO will be run as an intrinsic part of KAB with both schools sharing the same values, curriculum, opportunities and expectations of excellence.

The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for all aspects of primary provision; developing outstanding practice in everything we do. As a core member of the Leadership Team, they will work with all staff, leading the ‘whatever it takes’ ethos to enable every young person at KAB and KAO to thrive.

We are looking for someone who;

  • Has a proven track record in securing strong outcomes for all students
  • Demonstrates optimism and positivity and has a strong track record of successfully developing staff
  • Is creative and resilient and effective in enabling staff to be successful
  • Is keen to work in partnership and collaboration with other schools within KGA and beyond
  • Is innovative and keen to develop educational practices to ensure the highest outcomes for students

The Head of Primary will initially have responsibility for the operational management and performance of both KAB and KAO and will benefit from the guidance and support of the Executive Principal. The successful candidate will play a key role in the strategic leadership of the whole academy.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a commitment to and evidence of success in development of the wider aspects of school life. Applicants should be excellent classroom teachers in their own right; as well as being able to work as part of a team, get stuck in and inspire all staff and students to excel. 

As a new and rapidly growing school, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skilful leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism.

KAB and KAO are part of the King’s Group Academies MAT led by a team of former and current Ofsted ‘outstanding’ head teachers. Please note link to King’s Group Academies Vision and Mission - https://kingsacademies.uk/about-us/vision-and-mission/

King’s Education separately operates British schools abroad, educating over 4,000 students in countries such as Spain, Latvia and Panama, offering exciting opportunities for genuine international collaboration.

King’s Academy Binfield and King’s Academy Oakwood are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

King’s Academy Binfield,
St George’s Park, Binfield, Bracknell Berkshire, RG42 4FS

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

For full details and an application form, please complete the attached form, download directly from our website: www.kgabinfield.uk, or contact Amber Walker, PA to the Principal by email: amber.walker@kingsacademies.uk. Completed application forms should be submitted to Amber Walker at the email address given above or by post to: King’s Academy Binfield, St George’s Park, Binfield, Bracknell Berkshire, RG42 4FS

Please note your employer will be Kings Academy not Bracknell Forest Council.

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