Executive Principal and Principal, Kingston upon Hull

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St James' Church of England AcademyKingston upon Hull

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,560 - £75,934(L20-26)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you passionate about education for young people in challenging urban environments and have experience of a significant leadership role within an educational environment?  If so, we have a rarely offered opportunity for a committed Executive Principal to lead and develop within our Multi Academy Trust.

Start date: 1 September 2020

Salary: A competitive salary between the range of L20-26 (£65,560 - £75,934) will be offered to the successful candidate according to their experience. 

Since Sentamu Academy Learning Trust was founded in 2015, the educational landscape has continued to evolve, providing both opportunity and challenge for our vision of academies which serve communities, nurture excellence and are authentically Christian. Our Trust comprises five academies:

• Archbishop Sentamu Academy - an 11-19 “sponsored” academy;

• St. James’ C of E primary academy;

• Newland St. John’s C of E primary academy;

• ASPIRE AP academy – a 150-strong provision opened under the Free School programme in 2014; and

• Compass AP academy, a 60 place 11-14 provision. 

Together our academies educate well over 2,000 students from ages 3 to 19, and employ more than 300 staff.  

The Principal of St. James’ is also the Executive Principal of Newland St. John’s Academy. The new Executive Principal will further develop the Trust’s vision by leading and ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning for all primary pupils, ensuring the best possible outcomes for all learners. We need someone who has an excellent track record of “achieving against the odds” and who excels in seeing and developing the potential in their teams. Above all, we are looking to appoint someone committed to demonstrating their Christian faith in every aspect of the work they undertake in achieving these goals.

This is an exciting position. We realise that this post has a high level of challenge, but we believe that the successful candidate will find it a highly rewarding experience. 

For further details please see a copy of the Application Pack attached, which can also be found on our SALT website.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 24 February 2020

Interviews: Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March 2020

Sentamu Academy Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and education. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.

It is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, that the post holder is a practicing Christian and we would expect the successful candidate to adhere to our Christian values.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form attached, also available on our SALT website,  and email this, along with your CV and covering letter of application to: recruitment@sentamuacademy.org 

The covering letter of application should be no more than two sides of A4 (minimum 10-point font) and needs to outline which steps would be taken to secure a judgement of “outstanding” at both academies’ next inspection and why you should be considered for this post, addressing the responsibilities of the post outlined in the job description and your commitment to developing the Christian character of both academies. 

Supporting Documentation

• EP Application Pack (PDF)

• Recruitment & Selection Policy (PDF)

• Equality & Diversity Statement (PDF)

For any further questions please call our HR Director, Mandy Watson, on 01482 781912, or email recruitment@sentamuacademy.org



More about St James' Church of England Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Dorchester Road, Bransholme, Hull, HU7 6BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1482 825091