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Primary Principal Designate


Primary Principal Designate – Launceston Primary School

We would like to appoint a Principal Designate who will be a visible, effective, strong and thoughtful leader, passionate about ensuring excellent progress for all young people. They will work to understand, deepen and enrich the existing qualities of our school community.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take the next steps forward with the strategic development of the Primary schools in the Trust, and the role offers exciting future possibilities as our Trust seeks to grow and develop.

Primary Principal Designate, Launceston Primary School

Closing Date: 13 July 2020 (9am)

Interviews on TBC

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

The successful candidate will be:

  • a high quality leader with the ability to inspire, lead and empower staff and pupils to perform and achieve their best
  • an innovative thinker, who is able to plan for strategic improvement and manage change with confidence and sensitivity
  • able to create clarity, direction and accountability for key areas and departments
  • able to take a broad view, think beyond immediate circumstances, and see connections that might exist between issues
  • able to organise, break down, and prioritise solutions to complex challenges, through personal effort, experience, and by delegating effectively to others
  • a well organised, purposeful leader of systems and processes
  • an excellent communicator, who motivates and inspires confidence and trust in their day to day interactions with pupils and colleagues
  • equipped with a high degree of personal integrity and resilience
  • committed to maintaining and developing strong, positive relationships with pupils, staff, parents, other schools, and people and organisations important to the running of the school
  • committed to the school and wider Trust’s existing values but also prepared to challenge and develop current practice
  • demonstrate and model their own learning and be prepared to develop new skills and outlooks as an example to others
  • committed to working collaboratively with leaders across the Trust, including Trust wide senior staff and other school Principals
  • able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance
  • able to protect staff and pupils from external pressures where they exist, keeping a resolute focus on school priorities
  • able to demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and regulation
  • keen to promote the well-being of pupils and staff
  • able to instil and maintain a culture which provides support, so that all pupils feel safe and enjoy their experience at school.

In return, we are able to offer

the opportunity to shape the development of a new school

  • a strong and effective existing Trust ethos and identity, supported by a dedicated and committed team of staff, including a strong Multi Trust Academy Leadership Team
  • school cultures which seek to be fair, developmental, and genuinely supportive of staff and pupils
  • stable, effective, established systems for a wide range of processes
  • the chance to join a group of schools that is respected in the community
  • opportunities to access professional development to ensure you are successful at the start and as the role develops
  • support from cross Trust systems and school improvement leaders

For the full and person specification please see the separate documents at the bottom of the page.

To apply for this job, please download and complete the application form from our main recruitment page at

We reserve the right to close this advert and interview and appoint earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a good response to the advert, so early applications are warmly invited.

Any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

Safeguarding Statement:

Launceston College Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to DBS clearance and appropriate pre-employment checks.

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  • Ad ID:  15043259
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  23/07/2020, 02:53
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