We are seeking to appoint a Principal who will proudly build on the Academy’s tradition and proactively promote and develop the Christian ethos of the school and the partnership with the diocese in the education of our students. You will have a strong track record of success with passion, enthusiasm and vision for the future – and the leadership and management skills to deliver it. We can offer you a rewarding future in an innovative and supportive environment, with a dedicated and talented team and engaged students. Contributing to the future growth and development of our MAT is also an important aspect of the role.
We are looking for an experienced senior leader who has:
- Drive, ambition, vision and resilience
- Commitment to and a proven track record of achieving high standards for students whilst paying close attention to their personal developments and well-being
- Ability to motivate, inspire and support our committed staff
- Commitment to working collaboratively in partnership with others
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
- The ability to build on and enhance the Christian distinctiveness of the Academy
- The drive to put students and their needs at the heart of all decisions in the Academy
- Commitment to working collaboratively and in partnership with others, and working very closely with all other DALP academies and partners
In return we can offer you:
- Enthusiastic and friendly students
- Supportive governors and links with the local community
- Excellent parental support for the school
- A dedicated and focused team of staff
- Supportive, diverse and innovative networks
- Support and professional challenge from a Senior Executive Leader of the MAT
- Benefits of DALP services and support including academy improvement and operational services
- The opportunity to take on a key role at an important time for the Academy
- Extensive career and professional development opportunities
- Support and resources from the local parish churches and a committed diocesan education team
Our academy vision is to ensure that all members of our community experience ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10v10) and live life through our six core values. At the National Academy, we strive to develop understanding of our six core values, set within a Christian framework, so students may move on in life to contribute positively to the common good of the whole human community and its' environment.
Our aim is to provide a happy and stimulating environment in which young people can develop and grow, preparing them for life after the Academy. We want all students who attend National to take their places in the world fully prepared and with a great education, as well-qualified and responsible citizens, with strong moral values. Our staff work very hard to ensure that all students have high aspirations and do their best to achieve their goals. We are hugely proud of the high standard of teaching and support that we offer to all students which results in strong academic and pastoral outcomes.
The National Church of England Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.