Assistant Principal

The Farnborough AcademyNottingham

The Farnborough Academy 

Assistant Principal

L10-L14 (£52,273 - £58,136)

The Farnborough Academy is an exciting place to be.  The academy opened in September 2014 and officially became part of the Spencer Academies Trust in October 2018.  This has enabled the academy to access tailored support to ensure improvement.  We are very proud of our rapid improvement and we are developing an academy that the pupils can be very proud of.

We make no apology for having high expectations of all.  Our standards are built around a simple set of guiding principles referred to as ‘The Farnborough Way.’  These principles are the key to developing positive relationships within our community and between the academy and the wider community in Clifton and Nottingham.

Our staff work collaboratively with students and their parents to develop positive relationships, spark imaginations and encourage and enthuse the young people we educate to be the very best version of themselves.  Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement, students are given the support and guidance to develop as individuals, and we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities outside the classroom.  Standards have been rising at Farnborough for the past 3 years with rates of exclusion now in line with national averages, having been well above average up until the academic year 2018-19. 

What We Can offer 

We are looking to appoint a talented senior leader to provide energy, commitment and a real desire to bring about life enhancing change to our fantastic pupils and wider community.  As a senior leader in the Academy you will have a key role in steering the academy through a programme of school improvement, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team and across the other academies in the Spencer Academies Trust.  You will benefit from direct access to high quality CPD and regular networking opportunities.

To succeed in this role, you will have proven skills to inspire and motivate both pupils and colleagues across the academy.  You will be creative as well as inspirational, committed to your own professional development and that of your colleagues in the academy and across the Trust.  You will be able to lead by example to make an immediate impact on the progress of pupils.

Spencer Academies Trust

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 16000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 15 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:  

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

If you would like to arrange a visit to our school or wish to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Emma Williams, Executive Assistant to the Principal, on  or contact 0115 9744444.

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at 

Please also attach a covering letter, maximum two sides of A4, outlining what your leadership qualities and experience would bring to the post and to the Trust.

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications is 8am on 17th May 2021

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 24th May 2021

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 

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