Hardwick Green Primary Academy

Hardwick Green Primary Academy are seeking to appoint a Vice Principal after the previous post holder was appointed as Principal in April 2020. 


The academy was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 and has been on a continuing trajectory of improvement over the past year. We work with different agencies such as the CLPE, English Hubs, Maths Hubs and STEM centres to enhance our teaching and learning and support ur curriculum development. We use research to inform our teaching and staff read widely around education and learning. 


Hardwick Green benefits from a spacious, modern building. The original building was completed in 2009 and an extension was added in 2017 to allow the school to increase its PAN from 30 to 60. The building houses state-of-the-art facilities including touch-screen projectors, a drama and dance studio, a beautiful library and an ‘Interactive Immersive Classroom’ which has to be seen to be believed! The outside grounds have a wealth of play equipment including a MUGA for PE and active play and lunch times. 


Along with academic success, personal development is at the heart of our school. The school values are SMART:

  • Success
  • Motivation
  • Ambition
  • Respect
  • Trust

Children learn what it means to be ‘SMART’ as they progress through school, and each week children who have shown those values exceptionally well receive an award in a whole-school assembly. 


Our curriculum also features many other planned and coherent opportunities for personal development, including the use of quality texts in English and our whole-school approach to PSHE (Jan Lever’s Jigsaw). 


We have a high proportion of children who receive the Pupil Premium (60%) and a number of our children have challenging circumstances. We need our new Vice Principal to lead on Teaching & Learning and Inclusion and pull together all of the existing skills, expertise and opportunities in school to ensure that each child gets exactly what they need – whether that is emotional support, learning support or support for home. Our new inclusion team will consist of experienced and highly-skilled staff - our SENDCo (0.5), our Safeguarding Officer, our Education Welfare Officer, a group of SEN TAs and a Learning Mentor. If you have a passion for ensuring children receive the best support possible then this an opportunity too good for you to miss!

Please return application forms electronically only to

Salary: L8-12

Closing Date: 1 October 2020, 9.00am

Interview Date: 13 October 2020


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