Principal, Suffolk

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St Mary's Church of England AcademySuffolk

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70,349 - £83,503
Contract term: Permanent

The governing body offers an exciting and attractive prospect for a leader of vision, imagination and commitment as we seek a successor to our current Principal who has led the school out of 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good.'

The new Principal will have a clear focus on continuing to raise standards of achievement and attainment within the context of a broad and creative curriculum underpinned by a confident and open Christian ethos. Headship experience is desirable but not essential.

St Mary's Church of England Academy is a 5 - 11 primary school that became an academy in September 2011 and currently has 420 pupils. It serves the market town of Mildenhall and has a very good reputation both locally and more widely.

The development, care and value of every pupil is at the heart of all that the school does, providing an education that is inspirational and enables each individual to realise their potential.

The academy has established partnerships with the local schools (The Lark Partnership) and a Teaching Partnership with Cambridge University. It is a member of the Cambridge and Suffolk Schools Alliance (CASSA).

The life of the school reflects its clear but open Christian ethos where all are valued and diversity is celebrated.

A relocation package available through negotiation.

You are warmly invited to visit the school. Please make an appointment with Jenny Vaughan, Business Manager via email:  or telephone (01638) 713317.

For further details and an application pack is available to download from the school website:  

Please return your completed application by email to: or by post addressed to: Jenny Vaughan, St Mary's CofE Academy, Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall IP28 7LR.

Closing date: 17 November 2017.
If you are invited for interview, you will be informed on 21 November 2017.
Interview date: 30 November / 1 December 2017.

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St Mary’s C of E Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required


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More about St Mary's Church of England Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 7LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1638 713317
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