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Job details
Employer Sharnbrook Academy
Location Sharnbrook, Bedford
Salary Salary: L20-L24 £62,240 to £68,643 pa
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Deputy Principal 

Required for January 2018 

Salary: L20-L24 £62,240 to £68,643 pa

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the forward looking and ambitious leadership team at Sharnbrook Academy.    

Sharnbrook Academy is set in attractive rural surroundings and provides excellent opportunities for young people. Our students engage fantastically in lessons, and their behaviour for learning is exemplary and reflected in their achievements. Our education teams are committed, motivated and welcoming, and proud to be part of a consistently high achieving school that fully supports its staff.  

We are seeking to appoint two dynamic individuals, with real commitment and drive, to join the Senior Leadership Team in their tireless pursuit of continual school improvement. Teamwork and communication are critical to this role; working closely with SLT; leading middle leaders, teaching and support staff on areas of focus; working with parents and outside agencies, etc. Candidates should have a proven track record of raising standards and be able to demonstrate the impact of their current leadership role on school improvement. Our aim is to move beyond being a good school and to develop an outstanding provision for our students, and these deputy principal roles will play an important part in this.   

The ideal candidates will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the school, alongside the Academy Principal.   We are looking for individuals who have a genuine commitment to students’ well-being and understand fully the difference that care, guidance and support can make to the lives and futures of young people.    

The job description covers core elements of the two posts where the successful candidates will have overall responsibility for either the student experience; curriculum, pastoral, behaviour and attendance or for challenge and achievement; data, assessment and department reviews. Specific responsibilities, in addition to those outlined above, will be agreed and based on the strengths and experiences of the successful candidates and the requirements of the school. These will be incorporated into the final job descriptions for the posts.

We can offer:

• the opportunity to join a highly successful school and multi-academy trust; 

• a stimulating and creative working environment;  

• an exceptional CPD provision tailored to your needs;  

• career/secondment opportunities across our multi-academy;  

• childcare vouchers and an on-site nursery for babies and pre-school children.; 

• A subsidised on-site gym membership option. 

Closing date: Friday 13th October 2017 at 9.00 am.   

Interview dates: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 2017, running over two days for successful candidates.  

Further information regarding these posts can be found on our website. 

To apply, please complete our online application form, which requires a covering letter.  Letters should be addressed to the Academy Principal and clearly demonstrate your suitability for this role. Application forms can be downloaded from the school website

Completed application forms should be emailed to our Human Resources department, email: 

Wherever possible, please provide email addresses for your referees. 

Sharnbrook Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.

About the employer

Information about Sharnbrook Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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North Bedfordshire
MK44 1JL
United Kingdom
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