CEO and Executive Principal, Waltham Forest

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Chingford Academies Trust (CAT)Waltham Forest

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L41 (£109,883) to L47 (£125,964) Outer London
Contract term: Permanent

Chingford Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational CEO and Executive Principal to oversee and lead our two successful partner schools based in north east London.  This appointment follows the retirement of our highly respected current leader. 

CAT’s vision is to develop young people who are caring, resourceful and inspired to succeed by providing a safe, inclusive and disciplined environment. Our schools seek respectively to provide “a firm foundation for life” and aspire to be “a community where students strive to be the best version of themselves”.  We care deeply about delivering the highest quality of education for our students and we are looking to appoint a leader who will champion new approaches which are proven to add value to students’ progress in learning. They will lead us on the journey to outstanding.

The successful candidate will;

  • have a significant and successful proven track record as a CEO, executive head teacher or head teacher
  • build on our strengths and direct further success through laying out a vision for the Trust
  • be an inspirational leader working closely with trustees and staff at all levels
  • have experience of demonstrating leadership in the attainment and progress of all learners and in particular disadvantaged students
  • have a natural problem solving ability and a desire to support and develop staff, setting the highest standards in teaching
  • have proven and strong financial acumen
  • have a flair for effective community engagement
  • be experienced in leading a Sixth Form
  • be ambitious to build the Trust and know what this will require

The Trust offers;

  • highly motivated staff and students
  • effective strategic direction and challenge
  • generous remuneration
  • the opportunity to construct and deliver a vision for a growing Trust

Find out more information about our partner schools by taking a look at our websites: and    

To arrange a visit to the Trust schools please contact Amanda Crowley on 020 8529 1853 extn 222 or  

For an information pack, please email   

Closing date: Friday 15th March 2019 at 12pm
Interview dates: Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2019

Please return your completed application to  

The School is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Chingford Academies Trust (CAT)
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Chingford Foundation School, 31 Nevin Drive, Chingford, London, E4 7LT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85291853