Headteacher, Northamptonshire

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Northampton International AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £72,306 - £103,334 – L24 – L38
Contract term: Permanent

East Midlands Academy Trust

Headteacher, Northampton International Academy

Location: Nottingham

Salary:  £72,306 - £103,334 – L24 – L38

Northampton International Academy (NIA) is an all-through free school for pupils aged 4 to 19 situated in the centre of Northampton, with an eventual capacity of 2,220 pupils compromising 420 primary, 1500 secondary and 300 post-16 pupils. Having opened our doors in September 2016, the academy has expanded annually and will reach full capacity by 2022.

We are looking for an exceptional, committed Headteacher with a proven record in educational leadership to share our ambition and strategic vision to build upon the Ofsted ’good’ rating (July 2019).  You will guide our academy in its next stage of development and continue the journey of shaping NIA into a centre of excellence. Your effective leadership will bring people together and ultimately make NIA a high performing member of our Trust. Your energy and enthusiasm will inspire, challenge and empower all members of the school in achieving the vision, and fostering an environment in which learning thrives.

This is a rare chance to lead one of the biggest schools and we are looking for a leader who will maximise the opportunities in order to create a unique educational experience.

It is an exciting challenge, for which we require an exceptional professional. Already a senior leader, you will be able to demonstrate an impressive record of success and a high level of tenacity and initiative.

East Midlands Academy Trust is looking for a Headteacher who will:

  • Be an outstanding leader, who is able to articulate the vision for the academy and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it
  • Have a clear vision and determination to build and achieve excellence
  • Inspire and motivate children and staff, ensuring all are valued and supported to be the best they can be
  • Be passionate about making a difference for every child
  • Maintain and develop the excellent relationships between the staff, governors, parents and the wider community
  • Work closely with the Trust and its academies


In return, we are able to offer

  • A ‘good’ school which has a wide range of high-quality provision within and beyond the curriculum
  • Well behaved students who are highly motivated
  • You will be supported by a dedicated and committed team of staff, including a strong leadership team
  • A school that is respected in the community
  • Support from cross Trust systems and school improvement leaders
  • Stable, effective, established systems for a wide range of processes


We welcome enquiries and are happy to arrange informal, confidential discussions or visits to the academy. Should you be interested, please contact our advising consultants at Veredus, Nataliya Starik-Bludova on 020 7932 4265 or Cameron Winstanley on 07936 333 130.

If you are interested in this vacancy, we would like to hear from you. In order to consider your application in full please download an application form and submit together with a supporting statement setting out why you feel that you are suitable for this role. Please ensure this statement contains evidence of measurable impact of your leadership and achievements.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27th March 2020

Interviews will be held w/c 20th April 2020

Completed applications to be returned to:  www.veredus.co.uk quoting reference number 22039.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and an enhanced DBS check.

More about Northampton International Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 55 Barrack Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1AA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1604 212811
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Welcome to Northampton International Academy (NIA), a mixed, non-denominational, all-through academy for pupils aged 4-18, providing high quality educational provision for young people from across the local area.

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