Principal – Ashwell Academy
Salary scale – L15 – L21 (£55,600 - £64,417) depending on proven skills and experience, plus reasonable relocation expenses for the right candidate.
Start date - ideally January 2018
The Trustees are looking to appoint a dynamic and visionary Principal to secure improvement and our future success.
We are looking for a highly skilled leader to lead and develop the senior leadership of the school. They will work as a critical part of the team with the Governing Board to develop a clear strategic plan; the Principal will work with us to design, recruit and further develop the academy team they need to make the plan a reality.
Ashwell was judged by Ofsted to require improvement in March 2016 and we are well on the way towards becoming a good school. Applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to inspire, challenge, support and empower others to drive forward a strategic vision for the Academy against a background of educational change. They will work with the whole academy community to provide opportunities for good teaching and learning which is exciting for students, along with plans to improve further to outstanding.
The successful applicant will need expertise in supporting students with Special and Additional needs, and to lead in particular:
- Development of secure systems to set and monitor realistic targets with effective use of data to inform future learning,
- Improvement to high quality teaching, learning and assessment,
- Effective multi-disciplinary partnerships,
- An innovative and exciting curriculum to encourage full student engagement,
- A vibrant and stimulating team with a focus on mentoring, coaching, action research and action enquiry.
The full application pack is available at the link here and via our website, which will be re-launched on Monday 2nd October.
If you wish to discuss the post with the Consultant Principal who is supporting the academy pending this appointment, then please call Chris Mulqueen on mobile 07595 568831. If you wish to arrange a visit please email the Chair of Governors, Eunice Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date is 13th October, shortlisting will take place on 16th October and interviews are planned for 25th and 26th October. Please save the dates!
Ashwell Academy is committed to safe recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks as well as photo ID, checks on employment status and satisfactory medical clearance.