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Portsmouth Leadership Opportunities


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Senior Leadership Opportunities - Portsmouth Primary Schools

We have some exciting leadership opportunities within our Portsmouth primary schools from September. These opportunities are suitable for  an experienced teacher looking for their first leadership role or experienced schools leaders. Successful applicant's will join our senior CPD programme that will enable you to work and learn from new Heads, experienced Heads and aspiring Heads and leadership staff across our Trust. 

You will work closely with your schools leadership team and the Director of Education for the Portsmouth to develop/ implement the shared vision and strategic plan for your Academy. You will also lead on further developments in standards of teaching, learning and achievement. 


Our Schools

We believe that primary school education is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full.  We therefore offer a broad and balanced curriculum.  The multi-cultural dimension of our school communities and togetherness is another strength; we celebrate our many diverse backgrounds, helping our children to become positive and responsible citizens.  

We have created challenging and secure learning environments which encourages students to do their best. This is achieved with a high standard of teaching and engaging curriculum content

Click here to find out more about our schools

Key skills:

  • Understand how to create a culture of aspiration and a supportive learning environment for students that allows them to achieve their academic potential
  • Hold high expectations for academic achievement by all students regardless of their prior attainment and socio–economic backgrounds
  • Be a champion/passionate and visible advocate for our school within the wider community
  • Have high levels of emotional intelligence
  • Have highly developed people skills and previous experience in leading teams effectively
  • Have excellent public speaking skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the curriculum
  • Experience of working as a SENCO is desirable but not essential

Our Trust

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives; children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission, school leaders translated our mission to core values that are demonstrated and evident in all our Academies: 

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve 

Watch our Trust video below and  click here to read more about our Trust.


What you will get in return: 

  • Strong links with the local community and other local schools within Portsmouth and across the Trust
  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team within the trust, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD
  • Vast support network including the CEO, Executive Team and Directors of Education to support you on your development journey
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

Next Steps

These excellent opportunities will allow an inspirational, consultative and strategic individuals to grasp the role with a ‘hands on’ approach and help lead our school and improve the life chances of children across the school.

We strongly encourage any applicants who may be interested in our vacancy to contact Simon Arnold you can contact Simon via email to arrange an informal conversation with Director of Education for Portsmouth Natalie Sheppard.

 Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.




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