Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Kenton SchoolNewcastle upon Tyne

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £59,510 pa (actual)
Contract term: Permanent

Formed in 2014, Kenton Schools Academy Trust currently comprises two schools in the heart of Newcastle: Kenton School, a very large, well-established, successful 11-19 comprehensive secondary school, and Studio West, an innovative 11-19 school based on the studio school concept.

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and inspirational leader to join us in the role of Chief Executive Officer. As strategic lead and Chief Accounting Officer for the Trust, you will work with the Trust Board, Local Governing Bodies and Academy Principals to develop and implement the Trust’s strategic vision, whilst ensuring financial and statutory requirements are met.  

To be successful, you will have:

  • a proven track record of highly effective system leadership and a background in supporting and driving school improvement; 
  • a demonstrable record of success in organisational, people, resource and financial management;
  • a thorough understanding of the local and national issues surrounding the provision of secondary education; 
  • the professional credibility and the interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills to engage all stakeholders positively. 


But, more importantly, we are seeking candidates with an absolute commitment to our values and ethos, ensuring that all students across our schools achieve their potential, whatever their barriers. 

In return, we offer the opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of not only our two current schools, but the future of our Trust as a whole.

Closing date: 10.00am on 25th February 2019

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3 3RU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2142200
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Kenton School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational secondary school in Newcastle upon Tyne. It caters to students aged 11-18 and has 2,010 pupils at full capacity, including 300 in the sixth form. 

Kenton School was opened to pupils and st...