Principal, Barnsley

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Highgate Primary AcademyBarnsley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale 15 - 21
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has now opened for an inspirational leader to join Astrea as the Principal of Highgate Academy, which is located in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire.

Working with the Executive Principal and the Trust’s CEO, the Principal will be responsible for ensuring the educational success of the academy within the framework of their individual academies’ strategic plans. They will provide professional leadership and management and must establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils, whilst contributing to the success of all children within the Astrea family.

Highgate Academy is a 2-form primary set in the heart of the Dearne Valley community in Barnsley.  We have 350 children on roll, ranging from three to eleven years. Goldthorpe has recently benefited from regeneration programmes and investment, and as an academy we have worked tirelessly with families and partners to create a school where ‘Excellence and Enjoyment for all’ underpins everything we do.

Highgate is a high achieving academy. In 2018 we achieved 93% in reading, writing and maths. We are perfectly positioned to be Astrea’s first Outstanding academy.

We are an academy which provides our pupils with the best possible start in life, and helps them acquire the skills, knowledge and ambition to be effective members of a changing society. To do this we work hard to develop not just their academic ability, but the skills required to be successful life-long learners.  We work closely with the other 5 academies in our Hub; collaboratively working on projects and sharing expertise.

The successful candidate will be capable of working collaboratively with colleagues, parents and key stakeholders including the local authorities and Ofsted. If you are motivated by helping to create a culture of constant improvement, and if you are seeking to improve outcomes for young people then we would love to hear from you.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff, we are also passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. At Astrea we believe that we can provide these unique roles by providing a huge opportunity to join a dynamic team working across the family of academies to raise achievement.

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack to apply for this exciting role. To find out more about the role please contact Ben Ellis at

Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews:  Date to be confirmed

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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More about Highgate Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Nicholas Lane, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 9AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1709 892160
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