Principal, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary AcademyVentnor, Isle of Wight

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LDR 25-37 (52,929 - £61,341)with a potential range of LDR 36-48 (60,600 - £70,192) for a candidate with a proven track record of sustained school improvement
Contract term: Permanent

Are you passionate and relentless in your approach to driving school improvement?

Are you excited about leading a new academy on the next step in its journey? 

Would you relish the opportunity to be part of a growing MAT achieving ‘Good’ Ofsted outcomes?

The Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust ( are seeking to appoint a substantive Principal for St. Francis Catholic and CE Primary Academy, which has recently joined the Trust. The Academy, based in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, has a Trust appointed Interim Principal for the academic year 2017-2018, and they are now seeking an effective, committed and passionate leader with proven experience in transformational school improvement to continue to accelerate the progress of the academy.

The Trust and academy offer state of the art facilities, excellent support and dedicated and caring staff and children. Set in a stunning new building, within an area of outstanding natural beauty, views across National Trust land, close to the coast, there are numerous opportunities for the children of Ventnor to excel in their learning journey. 

We would strongly urge candidates to contact us and to visit St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy, prior to an application. We will be able to answer any questions you may have, you will be able to engage with the ethos, and begin to understand the role and impact you could have in securing an outstanding future for this unique academy. 

Please note that at this joint denominational academy, it is not a role requirement for applicants to be baptised practising Catholics.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight 

Denomination: Joint Denomination – Catholic and Church of England, residing within a Church of England Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)

Total Roll: 245 (with capacity for 420) 

Age Range: 5 to 11 years 

Closing Date:  11th January 2018 (noon)

Interview Date: 29th and 30th January 2018

If you would like further information, a confidential conversation or to arrange a visit to the academy, please contact Carlie Ford at Academicis:

M: 07771-330-123 | T: 01223 90-79-76 | E: 

All applications to be sent to Carlie Ford no later than 11th January at noon

The Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust, including the Local Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions. A Section 128 Check will also be required as this role involves the management of an academy. 


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More about St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Newport Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1983 857449
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