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Academy Principal

Vacancy: Academy Principal (Full-time role)

Grade: L24-L28


Ursuline College is a Catholic secondary academy and 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 a MAT comprising 24 academies (5 secondary and 19 primary), KCSP is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Academy Principal from August 2020 due to the promotion of the current post-holder. 


Reporting to the Executive Principal, the Academy Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the academy and will lead a team that strive together for children under the academy’s motto of “Faith. Courage. Confidence. Service.”.


The successful applicant will take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values, and will be seen by students, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the academy’s pastoral leader.  We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to this role.


Ursuline College is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and Governors work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be their very best. In an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and care, the Ursuline team works together in the spirit of the Gospel to serve the local community, wider parish and the Diocese as a whole. Through mutual respect, responsibility and self-discipline each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and the world.


Ursuline College is a five-form secondary academy located in Westgate-on-Sea, serving the Parish of Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet and the local area.  Its most recent denominational inspection in February 2018 judged it as ‘Good’ and its most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2017 also judged the academy to be ‘Good’ in all areas, commenting:  ‘students behave with care and courtesy. They are friendly and polite.’  Ursuline College enjoys spacious classrooms, large grounds and excellent student facilities.


Ursuline College and KCSP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and require 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 the full job description and person specification for this role, together with the Catholic Education Service (CES) Application Form and all of the related documents at the bottom of this page.


Please send your letter of application together with a completed Catholic Education Service (CES) Application Form, completed CES Recruitment Monitoring Form, CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form and CES Consent to Obtain References Form to the Executive Principal at: mwalters@kcsp.org.uk


Your letter of application should be limited to 1,000 words max. and should outline why you feel you are suited to this role, what you believe you can bring to the academy and also detail your experience to date, skill set and qualifications.


Closing date for applications: Monday, 10th February 2020

Shortlisted candidates to be notified: by Friday, 14th February 2020

Interviews will be held during the week commencing: Monday, 16th March 2020

Contact us - Please call 01622 232 662 or email office@kcsp.org.uk

Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership

Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ