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Assistant Principal

Consett AcademyCounty Durham

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) are looking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Assistant Principal at Consett Academy from May 2021, or earlier where possible.

This is a rare leadership opportunity within a small, financially sound multi-academy Trust, which combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support services that encourages collaboration for success.

Consett Academy is a large, vibrant and oversubscribed 11-19 school.  We lie at the heart of the community and are well thought of by our staff, students and parents alike.

The Role

This role is vital to the continued development of our rapidly growing and remarkable Academy and the successful candidate will provide professional leadership, combined with strategic and operational direction throughout the Academy.

You will have the opportunity to make a considerable impact on the future direction of the Academy and shape the educational experience and outcomes of our students.  Supported by a dedicated and ambitious Senior Leadership Team, you will drive the performance of the Academy through the successful management and support of other leaders and managers.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing the life chances for our students and are:

• an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record at secondary level;

• a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;

• confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;

• able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of   background or circumstance;

• approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;

• able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.

What we can offer you

For the right candidate, the role offers the challenge and excitement that will contribute to your personal growth and will provide a platform for further promotion.

Consett Academy forms part of New College Durham Academies Trust and as such, it benefits from a successful support infrastructure that allows our Senior Leaders and Teachers to do what they do best.

We are proud to embody our vision of ‘Students First’ from transition in Year 7 through to their departure in Year 13 and offer all our students the opportunity for high academic achievement and personal fulfilment through a broad and balanced curriculum and diverse extra-curricular activities.

If you are comfortable with working in a fast paced, dynamic and inspirational environment and have the ability to lead and influence the lives of our next generation, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply

Application packs, including job description/person specification and application form are available via TES or alternatively via our website at   Completed application forms should be submitted via TES online by Midday 25th January 2021. We anticipate the appointments process taking place over two days on 8th and 9th February 2021, operating strict social distancing measures.

To arrange a visit or for an informal discussion about the role, please email and this will be arranged.

New College Durham Academies Trust is passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities.

NCDAT is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment

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