Principal, Healing, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

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Healing SchoolHealing, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 29-35
Contract term: Permanent

Based at Healing School-A Science Academy (part of Healing Multi-Academy Trust) which is rated outstanding and is an Investors in People (Gold) establishment

Required for January 2019


Full time post 

Leadership Scale 29-35


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As part of this process, all successful candidates will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure

Closing date:   12noon Monday 17th September 2018

Interviews:     Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September 2018

This post arises following the promotion of the current Principal to the role of full time Chief Executive Officer of Healing Multi-Academy Trust.  We are now looking to appoint a Principal who has the vision, inspirational leadership and skills to take the school even further.  Healing School has been recognised as one of the most successful non-selective schools in the country, was rated outstanding by Ofsted (2009), converted to Academy status (2010) and was designated as one of the country’s first Teaching Schools (2011).  In 2014 Healing School was the founding school of Healing Multi-Academy Trust.

Whilst we are justifiably proud of our many successes, we are not complacent and the Trust Board and Local Governors are seeking to appoint a new Principal who will share our vision and who can lead us on the next significant phase of the school’s development. 

The Trustees and Governors are committed to finding the “best candidate for the very best school” and to this end we are interested to hear from experienced Principals and those looking for their first headship.

Healing School – A Science Academy is a full and over-subscribed secondary school situated in the heart of the village of Healing which is located about 3 miles outside Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire.  We have 916 pupils on roll and are in the process of growing to 1000 pupils.  Academic standards and relationships are at the heart of the school and we have unrelenting high expectations of pupils and staff. Outcomes for pupils are consistently outstanding across the school. 

Healing School’s catchment comprises the village communities of Healing, Stallingborough, Keelby and Laceby but approximately 40% of our intake comes from parental choice from Grimsby and the surrounding area.

Healing School is home to the Humber Teaching School, one of the first teaching schools in the country. The Humber Teaching School is a genuine 4-19 collaboration comprising over 40 strategic partner schools.  School Direct and school to school support are two of the Humber Teaching School’s most important foci.  Currently, many leaders and staff make a significant contribution to a wide range of Teaching School programmes, including school to school support and professional development.

Further information about the school, the Trust and the Humber Teaching School, including Ofsted information, is available on the following websites and online; 

We encourage you to arrange to visit the school as part of this process.  To arrange a visit to the school or for an informal discussion and submit your on-line application we would be grateful if you would contact Charlotte Carter, HR Manager on 01472 502407 or email

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More about Healing School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Low Road, Healing, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 7QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1472 502400
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