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Executive Director of Learning (Principal)

The Aspirations Academies TrustBournemouth

Executive Director of Learning (Principal) 

Hours: Full time role 

Start date: Easter 2021 or September 2021

Salary: Negotiable, circa L25-L31 dependent on experience, plus performance bonus

Office base: Livingstone Academy Bournemouth

Aspirations is a multi-academy trust with a deep sense of moral purpose, determined that children receive an excellent education. 

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth (LAB) is an innovative new school for children aged 4 to 18 opening in September 2021 in the heart of Bournemouth. Our ambition is to ensure that all young people leave school equipped with the skills and knowledge to thrive in their future lives and careers in the digital age. Young people must be creative, critical thinkers who can create technology as well as consume it.

LAB is all about preparing students for success in the world today. This will be done through the achievement of high-level qualifications and the development of a wide range of skills required by employers today and in the future. To ensure we do this we need to ‘model’ these skills in the management and operation of the school.

The Executive Director of Learning (EDoL) will lead this new school. This person would be performing the role of the Principal but without the full range of responsibilities, enabling a full focus on learning. This role would focus primarily on the provision of high-quality teaching and learning, overseeing the work of the Director of Digital Curriculum and Innovation (responsibility for the curriculum) and the Head of Secondary and Head of Primary (both would be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school). The regional CEO and Aspirations central team will support the EDoL with the finance, premises and IT management of the school.

Learn more about Livingstone Academy at 

If you would like to discuss the Trust’s vision for this role before applying, please contact Steve Kenning, Managing Director, at  or on 07753 496548.  

Please complete the online application form and your supporting statement, setting out your vision for education in the 21st century to: 

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 25th January 2021.  

Interviews due to take place on Thursday 4th February 2021. 

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