Executive Principal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Excelsior AcademyNewcastle upon Tyne

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary, potential performance bonuses and relocation allowance
Contract term: Permanent

NOR 1580
1132 11-16 pupils
227 6th form pupils
221 Primary pupils including nursery (26 pupils)

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced and successful Head Teacher.

Experience of working in a culturally diverse school or academy is not essential, nor is experience of working in an all through setting. Trustees are looking for a successful and inspirational leader who has the vision, skills and commitment to lead Excelsior into the future.

Excelsior, the first Academy to form Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) a multi academy trust that includes four local primaries and another all through academy. All of our schools are in close proximity to Excelsior Academy and are currently located within Newcastle and Sunderland.

Trustees invite applications from experienced and successful principals of secondary or all through schools to build on Excelsior's success and lead it as part of LST, to greater achievements.

Excelsior Academy is state of the art, purpose built all through academy, which opened in September 2008 as Newcastle's first academy. Located near good transport routes including the A1, Newcastle Airport, Newcastle city centre and within easy reach of picturesque Northumberland and the north east coast.

Initially an 11-19 provision, Excelsior expanded in September 2013 to become all through admitting pupils in Reception and Year 1, and then further expanded to include Nursery provision from January 2015.

Based on a Schools within a School model Excelsior's unique structure and organisation has proven to be successful in raising standards in all aspects of academy life.

The successful candidate will join an established MAT where all academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Further information about this exciting, challenging and rewarding post is available on both Excelsior’s and LST’s websites: www.laidlawschoolstrust.com, www.excelsioracademy.laidlawschoolstrust.com However, applicants are encouraged to email LST HR Admin at
hradmin@laidlawschoolstrust.com for additional information about this vacancy.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact either Jane Spence CEO of LST on (0191) 6622400 jane.spence@laidlawschoolstrust.com or Philomena Marshall, the founder Executive Principal on 07595120784 Phil.Marshall@excelsiornewcastle.org.uk for an informal discussion prior to making an application.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Excelsior Academy, please contact Julie Foster, Executive PA by calling (0191) 2288506 or email Julie.Foster@excelsiornewcastle.org.uk

To apply for this post:

Please review the job description and person specification when completing the LST application form and provide alongside your application, an accompanying statement to explain how you have transformed provision and raised standards in your current school.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10am Monday 25th March 2019
Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Monday 1st April and Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

Applications and an accompanying statement should be returned to LST HR Admin at: hradmin@laidlawschoolstrust.com

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2288400
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Excelsior Academy is an all-through school located in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. The school was first established in 2008, as a secondary school and sixth form (later split into three separate schools), and in 2012 it was decided that the school would...