Head of Academy, North Yorkshire

Closing date:

Harrogate High SchoolNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L25 - L30
Contract term: Permanent


Required for September 2019 – Relocation package may be available 

Leadership Scale L25 –L30

At Harrogate High School, we firmly believe that it is our moral imperative to work hard to give our children and young people the best possible education and the very best start in life. Our shared goal across the Trust is to transform the lives of our students, staff and community and to inspire each other to keep on developing, improving and simply being curious about all aspects of education. 

We would like to appoint an ambitious, energetic and highly collaborative Head of Academy who has the enthusiasm and appetite to uphold the schools’ community ethos, in line with the vision and values of the Trust board. Strong and committed leadership is vital to the success of the Trust.

This post is an opportunity for an exceptional strategic leader looking either to extend their experience of headship, or start their first headship in a highly collegiate and rewarding environment. Accountable to the CEO, Northern Star Academies Trust, the Head of Academy will take full responsibility for the leadership of the school, consolidating our achievements and then building on these to new heights of excellence. 

To be the successful candidate you will:

• Demonstrate inspirational leadership qualities, behaviours and attributes;

• Have excellent, well-developed interpersonal skills; 

• Have a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity and flexible working practices;

• Be truly ambitious for our vibrant School and Trust and for each and every student within it;

• Be able to build and sustain strong communities within and outside of the school;

• Be able to innovate, embrace and manage complex whole-school change.

Why work for Northern Star Academies Trust?

We are a mission-driven Multi-Academy Trust, with an unwavering commitment to inspiring and supporting children and young people of all ages to fulfil their potential and better the world. We offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow senior leaders, and mentors to help develop and progress your career. NSAT is innovative and is at the forefront of educational thinking within a vibrant, unique and inclusive family of academies. Our Teaching School and SCITT are central partners to our success.

For further information, please download an application pack from www.harrogatehighschool.co.uk or our Trust website www.nsat.org.uk. We would welcome potential applicants to visit the school prior to making an application. Please contact Mrs Sally Evans to arrange this on the contact details below.

Please note completed applications must be returned to Mrs Sally Evans at evanss@sghs.org.uk or post to NSAT, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QL. 

Closing date: Noon, Friday, 22nd March 2019

Interview dates: Wednesday 3rd April & Thursday 4th April 2019


Harrogate High School, Ainsty Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4AP

Tele: 01423 548800


Company no 7553531

Harrogate High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS Criminal check. 

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More about Harrogate High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ainsty Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1423 548800
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