Assistant Principal, Suffolk

Closing date:Expiring soon

Piper's Vale Primary - A Paradigm AcademySuffolk

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale L4-L13 (£43,034 - £53,723 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Paradigm Trust is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy in Ipswich, Suffolk. The trust is an approved sponsor of six schools – three in London and three in Suffolk. Culloden and Old Ford Primary Academies, the Trust’s two founding academies in London, were joined by Solebay Primary Academy on 1st September 2014. Ipswich Academy joined the Trust on 1st September 2015, with Murrayfield Primary Academy joining the Trust on 1st January 2017 and more recently Piper’s Vale Primary Academy on 1st September 2017.

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy is seeking an energetic and innovative individual to join their leadership team. The candidate is likely to take on a phase responsibility for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and be operationally in-charge of the academy in the absence of the principal.

Leaders at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy are committed to changing children’s lives through education, and through continuing growth and commitment to excellence seeks to become one of the best schools in Ipswich.

As a Trust, we are outcomes-driven and welcome discussions of flexible working options. Paradigm Trust is also committed to reducing unnecessary workload for staff, so they can focus on their role and their own development. We are actively engaged in identifying and degrading unnecessary workload and our approaches to leadership and management are fully aligned with the DfE's guidance on reducing teacher workload.

For enquires about the post and pre-application school visits please call the school office on 01473 320413 to request a call back from Kimberly Morton, Principal.

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Application deadline: 12pm, Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Shortlisting: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Assessment/Interviews: Friday 24th May 2019

To start: September 2019.

All completed applications must be emailed to

All applicants must have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Trust. If successful, you will also be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure form immediately after appointment. An enhanced DBS check that is satisfactory to us will be a condition of your employment.

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More about Piper's Vale Primary - A Paradigm Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Raeburn Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0EW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1473 320413