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Assistant Principal

The Ferrers SchoolNorthamptonshire

We are seeking to appoint to the role of Assistant Principal, a purposeful, forward thinking leader who is caring, collaborative and good-humoured.   The successful candidate will have a proven track-record of raising standards and be able to demonstrate the impact of their current leadership role on school improvement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a genuine commitment to continual improvement and who understands the role that the curriculum has on the achievement of students of all abilities.  Teamwork and communication are critical to the role: working closely with SLT; leading middle leaders, teaching and support staff on areas of focus; working with parents, outside agencies and the community. Experience of leading a STEM subject would be advantageous.

As a teacher, we expect our Senior Leaders to be ambassadors for their subject and model excellent lessons that challenge, inspire and motivate our learners to be the very best they can be. Senior Leaders work collaboratively, not only within The Ferrers School, but across our Trust and The East Northamptonshire College, the name of our 6th Form collaboration.

At this pivotal point, we are seeking a leader who is not only openly positive, energetic and deeply committed to supporting our improvement drive, but someone who is prepared to go that extra mile to contribute to our continued whole school improvement. Training and support will be provided to the right candidate to strengthen their skillset.

The Ferrers School is part of the successful Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust, a group of primary, secondary and special schools.  Many of the schools in the trust are growing and there is a need to develop capacity, expertise and excellence in our staff body.  We are currently working very closely with our colleagues in the Sharnbrook Academy Federation and as a school we look forward to playing a key role in the development of CMAT’s free school due to open in Weldon, Corby in 2022 or 3.

The Ferrers, like CMAT, is also driven by our ability to adapt to the changing educational landscape led by determined staff who bring our community alive with their enthusiastic personalities, unshakeable work ethic and their commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences for our children. What makes The Ferrers School, and the Trust different is that we know how to nurture and bring out the very best in our talented staff.

What we can offer you:

• a philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion

• a commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well- rounded individuals

• a purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported

• motivated and engaged students, and ambitious, dedicated and professional staff

How to apply

Should you wish to join us, please complete the application form and submit a supporting statement which should be no longer than two sides of A4 and return to  We would highly recommend a visit to the school.

Please contact Alison Davies to make an appointment on 01933 313411.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 18th May at 9.00am

Interview date: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May 2021

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