Assistant Principal Primary Phase, Northamptonshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Caroline Chisholm SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Principal

We are seeking a passionate and inspirational Assistant Principal in our Primary phase.

Caroline Chisholm School is a large, oversubscribed all-through academy which serves the Wootton Fields, Wootton and Grange Park areas of Northampton. The school caters for almost 2000 students, with 420 in the primary phase. Academic attainment across all phases is consistently above national averages and in 2018, 87% of students obtained the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. In addition, 79% of students obtained grade 4+ in both English and mathematics at GCSE.

We are seeking an exceptional Assistant Principal in our Primary phase from either April 2019 or September 2019. The successful candidate will have:

  • A track record of successful middle leadership,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Determination, resilience and a commitment for excellence,
  • A good sense of humour and the ability to work effectively in a large team,
  • Experience as an outstanding classroom practitioner.

Our new Assistant Principal will be the “de-facto” Primary Deputy as well as working as part of the whole school Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be expected to motivate and inspire students, staff and parents to develop and promote a culture that challenges students to achieve at the highest levels. The post will be instrumental in moving the school back to “Good” and onwards and upwards towards an eventual “Outstanding” judgement. The post will suit a very ambitious leader who is looking to become a Head teacher in the next three to five years. Caroline Chisholm School has a clear ambition to become the highest-performing school in the Northamptonshire area, across all phases.

The school is privileged to have a highly-talented, experienced, motivated staff team and a supportive, capable and extremely well behaved student body. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be decided after appointment to ensure that we appoint the best candidate who will complement the skills of the existing members of the leadership team.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. All applications should read the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (which is available on our website) and are required to declare any information, as requested, on the online application form.

Visits by prospective candidates prior to applying are welcome and encouraged.

Closing date for this post is noon on Friday 22nd February 2019.

Interviews are likely to occur on Tuesday 26th and 27th February 2019.



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More about Caroline Chisholm School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: The Wooldale Centre for Learning, Wootton Fields, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 6TP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 669200
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Caroline Chisholm School is a very successful, oversubscribed “all through” school serving students from the ages of 4 to 19. The school has an impressive track record of academic success, but also provides a caring and supportive environment for stu...