Principal, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Magna Academy PooleDorset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary negotiable (based on experience) + performance bonus
Contract term: Permanent

Are you ready to lead a truly outstanding Academy into the next stage of their development? Are you passionate about raising the aspirations of all students and staff? Are you prepared to be part of an Academy group that is dedicated to becoming an international model for success? Are you ready to take on this unique challenge?

Required for September 2019:

Principal of Magna Academy Poole 

Salary negotiable (based on experience) + performance bonus

Magna Academy Poole is a mixed age 11-18 comprehensive currently with 850 students, growing to 1200.   

Magna Academy Poole has been on a significant journey of improvement over the past five years after becoming an Aspirations Academy in August 2013. The Academy achieved an Outstanding Ofsted judgement within 18 months. This was repeated in December 2018. Throughout the five years of operation Magna Academy Poole has significantly improved its GCSE examination performance and has been oversubscribed in Year 7 for the past 3 years. The Academy achieved a validated Progress 8 score of 1.15 in 2018

The Academy became a National Teaching School and National Support School in 2017.

The role of the Principal of Magna Academy Poole is very unique and exciting. We are looking for someone with the character, skills, experience and abilities to take an outstanding school to the next level, maintaining the current strengths of the academy whilst developing the education provision to deliver an authentic education for the 21st century

If you would like to make an appointment for an informal visit to the Academy, and/or would like an informal chat before applying, please contact Steve Kenning, Managing Director, at or on 07753496548. 

Application forms and further details are available from the TES website. If you have any further enquiries, please contact Caroline Barringer, email: 

The Closing date for applications for Principal is 4pm on Friday 22nd February 2019. Successful candidates will be invited to interview by email and phone by Tuesday evening 26th February. The Managing Director will request permission from the successful candidates’ schools for a 1 hour visit to their school to see them in context on either Thursday 28th February or Friday 1st March. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th March at Magna Academy Poole and Thursday 7th March 2019 at Aspirations HQ in London.

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More about Magna Academy Poole
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Ashdown Close, Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8RE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 604222
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Magna Academy Poole is a thriving learning community in which students, staff and parents work together to ensure outstanding outcomes for our young people. 

Our Academy is vibrant and exciting and was graded as Outstanding in all areas by OFSTE...