Principal, Essex

Closing date:Expiring soon

Joyce Frankland Academy, NewportEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary commensurate with group 6 (L29-35)
Contract term: Permanent

About the Academy

Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport is a successful 11 – 18 school with innovative approaches to teaching and learning, a firm belief in the inclusivity of pupils of all abilities and a welcoming and supportive community. The School, founded in 1588, has remained true to its founding principles, whilst at the same time enthusiastically embracing the changes needed to provide a forward thinking, positive and exciting environment for the whole school community.

We are proud of our successes, academic outcomes are good, our pupils are happy, engaged, confident and considerate, they achieve their ambitions to move on to sixth form and then to the post 6th form opportunities of their choice. Professional life at Joyce Frankland is stimulating and friendly and offers support and professional development opportunities, which are both challenging and relevant for education today. Our teachers are fully involved professionals, enthusiastic and generous with their time and expertise, they contribute unstintingly to the schools success. Excellent leadership and a shared vision across the school community creates continuing improvement in all areas of Academy life.


Joyce Frankland Academy has been an active part of the village of Newport since its founding. It is a rural school drawing pupils from more than 40 primary schools. The village is close to the market town of Saffron Walden and with easy access to Cambridge by car and train.

The Vacancy

The post of Principal arises from the promotion of the former Principal. We currently we have an Interim Principal, who will be in post until September 2019. The Principal we appoint will continue our innovative and collaborative approach to educational development and recognise the varied skills and contributions of others. The approach will be inspirational in motivating and supporting all staff and be committed to building on the strong base we already have, to take us with assurance, conviction and a clear vision, into the future. The successful candidate will have a proven record of success, either as a Deputy or Principal, will be passionate about making children’s lives better, believe wholeheartedly in comprehensive and inclusive education and have the leadership and management skills to make our school exceptional.


To make an application, please complete our application form, together with a letter of application of no more than 1200 words, outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience will enable you to be successful in the role of Principal at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport. For more information, please download the Principal’s Application Pack and separate application form from: and return it to: Laura Boyd, HR Manager, Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport (DD: 01799 544 030, E:

You are very welcome to visit the Academy. To make arrangements for a visit please contact Laura Boyd, HR Manager.

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Closing date: 12.00 Monday 28th January
Visiting dates: Thursday 17th January and Tuesday 22nd January
Interview dates: Thursday 14th February and Friday 15th February

Joyce Frankland Newport is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

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More about Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bury Water Lane, Newport, Saffron Walden, CB11 3TR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1799 540237
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We aspire to create:

  • A school which places great importance on its core purpose – that of teaching and learning. We all see ourselves as learners.
  • A ‘can do’ culture where people are able to pursue ideas and take ris...