Assistant Principal, Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

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Sawtry Village AcademySawtry, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: Easter or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11-15
Contract term: Permanent

Sawtry Village Academy are looking to appoint an ambitious, hardworking and talented Assistant Principal, with a proven track record of success. This exciting opportunity will allow the post holder to lead students’ successes in both their academic achievement and all-round student experience.  It will also involve the line management of a curriculum area and a “House” within the school’s vertical tutoring system.  Applications from candidates with a subject expertise in physics or chemistry are particularly encouraged.  A substantive part of the role will be the leadership of student experience at the Academy and candidates with an unwavering commitment to extending the boundaries of learning is a pre-requisite for this role.  As a key member of the leadership team you would be responsible for the strategic direction of the school, have significant responsibilities and the opportunity to make a considerable impact on the future lives of our students. 

The focus of the selection process will be upon getting the right person- with the appropriate track record, skills, commitment and ambition. This position would be suitable for those wishing to take a step up from middle management. 

Our ideal candidate will:

• Have a passionate and uncompromising commitment to pupil achievement;

• Be a believer in the potential of young people, with a mind-set that all children can experience success;

• Possess outstanding communication skills and personal integrity.

Our ideal candidate will have a commitment to and a belief in the CMAT core values:

• Achievement for All;

• Valuing People;

• A High Quality Learning Environment;

• The Pursuit of Excellence;

• Extending the Boundaries of Learning.


The Assistant Principal role is ideally suited to anyone aspiring to Principal/Head teacher positions. Specific responsibilities will be tailored to the needs of the academy and the skills of the successful candidate. 

Sawtry Village Academy (SVA) was recently inspected by Ofsted which graded us GOOD across all measurable categories with an OUTSTANDING Post-16 provision.  In 2017 and 2018 we were above average for student progress at KS4; KS5 progress in 2017 and 2018 has been in the top 10% nationally.  Sawtry Village Academy, which is part of the successful and expanding Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), offers opportunities to become part of a team of staff who are making a real difference to the students they teach.

Our buildings are undergoing a long term programme of refurbishment which has commenced with the construction of a £3 million classroom block.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Simon Parsons (Vice Principal) (01487 830701 or sparsons@sawtryva.org). For application details visit ‘Our Vacancies’ within the ‘Contact Us’ section at www.sawtryva.org.

We encourage visits before interview and these can be arranged by contacting Amanda Jarvis PA to the Principal ajarvis@sawtryva.org

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6th February 2019




The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Fen Lane, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 5TQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1487 830701
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