Chief Executive Officer/Executive Principal, Coventry

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Sidney Stringer Multi Academy TrustCoventry

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive six figure salary for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate
Contract term: Permanent

The Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional CEO/Executive Principal to lead our collaborative family of academies through the next phase of development.

The Trust was established by Sidney Stringer Academy in 2014 with Radford Primary School and Ernesford Grange community Schools. In 2015, Alice Stevens Special school joined us and was renamed Riverbank and moved to share a new building with Ernesford. In September 2015, Sidney Stringer Primary school joined and is part of the Free School programme. We now have over 2,500 pupils in our Trust and employ over 500 teaching and support staff.

The Trust’s vision is for all the schools to be great schools and provide an education rated as "Outstanding" by Ofsted. The CEO/Executive Principal and leadership are strongly supported but challenged as necessary by a strong team of Directors at Board level and by governors at Local Governing Body level in each school. The Board is also currently exploring options for expansion, to work with schools wishing to join us in our journey of continuous improvement of outcomes for students.

The Trust are now looking for a CEO/Executive Principal sharing the values and ethos of Sidney Stringer Multi-Academy Trust and our commitment to continuous improvement of positive outcomes for all our students to help them achieve their potential, focussing on high quality teaching and learning.

Applicants for the post will be able to evidence experience of operating at a senior level within an education environment or will be from those sectors working with the education/public sector where you have a strategic knowledge of the challenges of leading complex multi-stakeholder organisations.

You will have had experience of reporting to board members, be able to demonstrate sound financial management skills combined with the ability to build key collaborative and strategic partnerships, maximising the opportunities available to the Trust . As a highly skilled communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to engage credibly and successfully build, lead and further develop key relationships with our Principals, the DfE and other external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious and forward thinker, who will bring the drive, inspiration, and commitment to lead the vision for the Trust and its stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust as it grows and we require a dynamic and innovative leader who shares our ambition and commitment to excellence.

For an informal and confidential discussion about this exciting and unique opportunity please call Chris Gartner, from Hays Leadership, on 07595 646 645 or email to  

Closing deadline for applications: Monday 22nd of January at 9:00 am


Sidney Stringer Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of checks and references, including an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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More about Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 2 Primrose Hill Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 24 7625 1756
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