Principal, Barnet

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Claremont Primary SchoolBarnet

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Don't see this as an advert for a Principal role. This is an opportunity to REALLY make a difference to the life chances of our children!

The education sector has undoubtedly changed over the last decade, and the expectation, skills and needs of all schools has dramatically morphed from what they once were. This has made it even more important for us to ensure the relationships and support between Principals and our Trust are as strong as possible.

At Claremont Primary School, you would have a chance to be part of a bigger family of schools within the London cluster, who have an even larger network with other clusters across the The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust. Supported by the Regional Directors, Progress Partners and a number of other functions, we try and make this change, and the ever growing demands somewhat easier.

Claremont Primary is currently being led by a Principal from one of the local Elliot Foundation academies and the trust. It is a two-form entry, co¬-educational primary school of just under 400 children with 65 staff, serving a socially and ethnically diverse population, with children coming from 35 countries across the world.

The school was judged to require improvement in September 2014 and became an Elliot Foundation Academy in April 2016. Since joining, we’ve been working hard to ensure Claremont receive the due care it needs, and we need a full time Principal to help the school in its continuous goal of providing the best education for our children.

Ideally this person will be able to;

  • Provide strong and decisive leadership which enables all staff to engage in the school improvement journey
  • Plan strategically to deliver a vision which leads to the highest standards and outcomes for all pupils
  • Develop the capacity of all leaders and hold them to account for securing positive change
  • Motivate staff to work to their full potential
  • Embrace the benefits of a diverse community.

Currently a Headteacher or an outstanding Deputy with substantial experience of school leadership gained in a primary school, you are an inspirational leader with a strong commitment to raising attainment and taking our school on its journey to good and beyond. You combine a vision and energy for children’s education with the focus and drive needed for whole school management. You have the ambition and dynamism to continually raise the bar and set demanding new challenges as well as the inspirational communication and leadership skills to elicit the commitment of staff, students and the community as a whole.

In return for your energy, integrity and enthusiasm, we offer you the opportunity to lead a school that has some excellent teachers and a highly supportive academy sponsor with an excellent track record in school improvement. This is an opportunity to have a real impact on a school that is well placed to move beyond immediate challenges and make a real contribution to the life chances of fantastic children who are all keen to learn and for whom educational opportunity is crucial.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please contact Simon Adams, the London Regional Director on 07833730571 or email:

The trust actively encourages all candidates to visit the school prior to the interviews. To arrange a visit, please contact Simon Adams at The Elliot Foundation.

Claremont is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other employment checks.

Claremont Primary School
Claremont Road Cricklewood London

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More about Claremont Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Claremont Road, Cricklewood, London, NW2 1AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 84554013
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Situated in Cricklewood, north-west London, Claremont Primary School is a mixed primary academy for students aged 3-11. Around 400 pupils attend the school, which is part of The Elliot Foundation Academy Trust. This charitable multi-academy trust aim...