Principal, Portslade, Brighton & Hove

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Portslade Aldridge Community AcademyPortslade, Brighton & Hove

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: We offer a competitive salary depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

“Parents described the support their children receive as ‘absolutely fantastic’.”

Ofsted Inspection Report December 2016

Principal, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Looking for your next significant challenge in a successful, growing community school? 

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is a thriving 11-19 school rated Good by Ofsted (2016). Our results have been consistently improving for over three years and our Progress 8 score (0.3) is now the second highest in the city. Recognised as Brighton’s Most Improved School in the local media in 2017, our KS3 student intake grew over 80% year on year in 2017, and is set for further significant growth in 2018.

Aldridge Education is a charitable trust working in different regions across England where the opportunities and prospects for young people are often most limited, and where the introduction of our entrepreneurial approach to education can have most benefit. 

We are a values-driven organisation with a commitment to non-selective, inclusive schools, providing children and young people with an exceptional educational experience. Our goal is that, by the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice.

The defining characteristic of our trust is that the primary leadership of each school comes from its Principal, who shapes the distinct identity of their school within the community and the MAT.  As Principal you will also benefit from the support of the Executive Principal for our South East schools and the Local Governing Committee.

You can find out more about our academies, support and resources on our website.

If you are an experienced leader with a record of excellence and able to demonstrate passion, determination, creativity and excellent team working skills we would like to hear from you. 

We offer a competitive salary depending on experience. We are keen to consider professionals looking for their first headship or candidates with headship experience.

To apply, or to arrange a conversation with a member of our team, please visit 

All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Closing date for applications: Midday 7th of March 2018 

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More about Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chalky Road, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2WS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 416300
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About Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Welcome to Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), a thriving 11-19 school rated Good by Ofsted (2016). Our results have been consistently improving for over three years and our Progress 8 score (0.3) ...