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Principal (College Central, part of The Sabden Multi Academy Trust)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/13615
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £70,475 to £81,942 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN22 9RB

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021, noon

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

College Central
124 Brodrick Road
East Sussex
BN22 9RB

Phone:       01323 893319
Email:        recruitment@sabden.org.uk
Website:    www.sabden.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

About the role

Principal - College Central 

  • (Cross-County)
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Leadership pay range
  • L22 £70,745 to L28 £81,942 p.a.

College Central is the Countywide Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in East Sussex, which is spread across a number of sites. College Central offers alternative provision to all statutory school age pupils who are either permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion in East Sussex.  With an average class size of eight pupils, College Central encourages and builds positive relationships between staff and students.  

College Central is part of The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, which provides specialist education in East Sussex to young people with complex behaviours related to Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. In addition to College Central, the Trust consists of three SEMH special schools, a new vocational alternative provision free school, and a school within a secure facility. The Trust is in the pre-opening phase of opening a new SEMH Free School on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. SABDEN is a supportive employer committed to creating a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which staff and pupils feel safe.

College Central was graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018 and the Trust is seeking to appoint a highly aspirational and ambitious Principal who will develop, innovate and lead College Central towards become an ‘Outstanding’ PRU with redefined principles, vision and purpose for years to come.

The appointment of Principal at College Central within the Trust comes at an exciting time of significant change with the appointment of a new SABDEN CEO and at a time of an internal review of College Central. The Principal will play in integral role in this review, analysing evidence including data already gathered in order to clarify the ongoing needs and composition of the pupil cohort catered for, develop an appropriate and outstanding curriculum and ensure the efficacy of provision.   

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to contribute, shape and lead College Central into its next phase, fully supported by the Trust Executive Leadership Team.

The Principal of College Central will have whole school responsibility for the operational development of provision post review. They will work closely with the Trust and external stakeholders, including mainstream school leaders and the Local Authority. The Principal will support and continue to develop a dedicated staff team, providing inspirational, motivational and professional leadership. They will be expected to demonstrate that they understand the needs of the expected cohort and the potential safeguarding vulnerabilities.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an innovative, dedicated and highly aspirational Principal who will successfully lead the school through a period of transformational change to ensure the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the PRU service in East Sussex. 

The successful candidate will have high expectations and will set aspirational targets for attendance, attainment and behaviour. They will have the ability to manage diverse relationships with stakeholders, including mainstream schools and the local authority, underpinned by excellent communication skills. They will be able to confidently analyse information and to act upon, both internal and national data and to critically evaluate the provision and develop it accordingly. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to create and maintain a supportive and consistent culture within the school and further develop a culture in which pupils and staff feel valued and safe. They will be committed to outstanding curriculum development to ensure the needs of a diverse cohort are fully met. The ability to demonstrate exceptional organisational and communication skills that will ensure that the school is run smoothly, efficiently and effectively is essential. The new Principal will be solution focussed, responsive and resilient. They will be committed to delivering high quality education and securing outstanding outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the county.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding teaching, leadership & management experience within a school or PRU setting.

They will be accountable to The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust working closely under the guidance and support of the CEO and Executive Leadership Team.

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies

If you would like to find our more information, interested candidates are invited to contact Jo Foulkes (Assistant CEO and CEO Designate) via jo.foulkes@sabden.org.uk or on 07841 212737.

Please send completed applications to recruitment@sabden.org.uk

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity'.

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/13615
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £70,475 to £81,942 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN22 9RB