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Morrison's AcademyPerth and Kinross

Become Morrison’s Academy’s next Principal - there have only been 12 since Morrison’s Academy was founded in 1860.  This is a truly rare leadership opportunity within a very successful and financially sound school. Help shape the future of Morrison’s Academy.

Now entering into our 160th year, the Board of Governors has recently ratified a new five year Strategic Plan which includes challenging, inspiring academic plans complemented by major capital investment to continue developing the campus facilities and provide a leading edge learning environment.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative and motivational leader.  The role of Principal would suit a candidate who has an excellent understanding of the complexities of managing and promoting an all through day school in the independent sector.   The right candidate will have strong commercial acumen, strategic vision and flair, excellent communication skills and the ability to both inspire and build strong relationships with Morrison’s Academy’s stakeholders and the wider community.  

At Morrison’s Academy, we are passionate about our pupils and want them to have the best start.  Morrison’s Academy is Perthshire’s leading, and only, independent all through day school.  We are a friendly, family-focused, historic Scottish school and provide quality education to approximately 500 pupils from ages 2 to18 years.    

About the role

The Principal of Morrison’s Academy must provide strong and effective leadership.  It is important that they encourage innovation and creativity through the communication of a compelling vision to secure the support, commitment and enthusiasm of staff, pupils and parents in promoting the continuous development of the school.

Key role responsibilities

To be an outstanding leader for all students and staff, ensuring that the highest level of standards are in place throughout the school

To support, recruit and develop staff to ensure they provide an outstanding level of education, learning and service

To oversee and develop the curriculum offering to ensure a leading edge provision remains in place

To manage the day to day operations of the school to ensure they are efficient and effective and excellent standards are maintained

To promote and enhance the reputation of Morrison’s Academy as a distinctive school of choice

To live by the school’s values and be the guardian of the school’s ethos

To effectively manage the commercial aspects of the school to balance investment and income on a sustainable basis

To work with the Governors and key stakeholders to ensure that the strategic and development plans are prioritised to meet the future needs of the school and its community

What we can offer you

A great team and working environment.  With over 120 staff members in the school you will have opportunities to work with and lead a wide variety of inspiring colleagues across a range of activities, not to mention our lovely pupils and their families.

A great location in stunning Perthshire. The school is an easy commute from the central belt, Stirling, Perth and Dundee. Located in Crieff there is a good selection of local amenities.  

The Governors will offer an appropriate and market competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate, reflecting the importance of the role and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Partial fee remission will be available for children of the successful candidate, subject to the availability of a place. 

Morrison’s Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To apply 

Applications for the position of Principal should include the following:

A full Curriculum Vitae

A covering letter inclusive of a strong supporting statement

The name of two referees and their contact details

You are encouraged to demonstrate fully your competency for all elements of the role as outlined in the role specification and clearly set out why we should consider you for the role in a personal statement included in your covering letter.

Applications should be sent to Maxine Butler, Head of Operations, either by post to: Morrison’s Academy, Ferntower Road, PH7 2AN or by email by 12.00 on Monday 1 February 2021.

The School’s Scottish Charity Number is SC000458

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