Head of Academy, Skipton

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Skipton Girls' High SchoolSkipton

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Start date: Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L25 - L30
Contract term: Permanent


Required for Easter 2019 – Relocation package available 

Leadership Scale L25 –L30

At Skipton Girls’ High School, we firmly believe that it is our moral imperative as an outstanding school to work hard to embed world class aspirations in all that we do. Our shared goal 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 appetitie 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 and our work as a regional system leader. 

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. Each school in our Trust is unique and all of our primary and secondary academies are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

For further information, please download an application pack from www.sghs.org.uk or our Trust website www.nsat.org.uk

Alternatively, you can contact Mrs Sally Evans, HR Manager, NSAT, on 01756 707609 or at evanss@sghs.org.uk

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

Closing date: Noon, Monday 19th November 2018

Interview dates: Thursday 29th November 2018 and Friday 30th November 2018

Skipton Girls’ High School,

Gargrave Road, Skipton,

North Yorkshire,

BD23 1QL

T: 01756 707600  www.sghs.org.uk  Company no 7553531

Skipton Girls’ 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. Relocation assistance will be available if appropriate. 

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More about Skipton Girls' High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1QL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1756 707600
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