Executive Principal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date:Expiring soon

Excelsior AcademyNewcastle upon Tyne

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: CIRCA £115k
Contract term: Permanent

NOR 1580
1132 11-16 pupils
227 6th form pupils
221 Primary pupils including nursery (26 pupils)

Excelsior is a sponsored academy, the first Academy to form Laidlaw Schools Trust (LST) a multi academy trust that includes four local primary academies and another All through.

Trustees invite applications from experienced and successful Principals of Secondary or All through schools to build on Excelsior's success and lead it through its next stage of development.

Excelsior Academy is a purpose built All Through Academy, which opened in September 2008 as Newcastle's first Academy, replacing West Gate Community College.

Initially an 11-19 provision, Excelsior expanded in September 2013 to become All Through admitting pupils in Reception and Year 1, and then further expanded to include Nursery provision from January 2015.

Based on a Schools within a School model Excelsior's unique structure and organisation has proven to be successful in raising standards in all aspects of academy life. Excelsior serves one of the most challenging and deprived communities in the region and nationally.

Experience of working in a culturally diverse school or academy is not essential, nor is experience of working in an all through setting. Trustees are looking for a successful and inspirational leader who has the vision, skills and commitment to lead Excelsior into the future.

Further information about this exciting, challenging and rewarding post is available on both Excelsior’s and LST’s websites:
www.laidlawschoolstrust.com, www.excelsioracademy.laidlawschoolstrust.com
However, applicants are encouraged to email LST HR Admin at
hradmin@laidlawschoolstrust.com for additional information about this vacancy.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact either Jane Spence CEO of LST on (0191) 6622400 jane.spence@laidlawschoolstrust.com or Philomena Marshall, the founder Executive Principal on 07595120784 Phil.Marshall@excelsiornewcastle.org.uk for an informal discussion prior to making an application.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Excelsior Academy, please contact Julie Foster, Executive PA by calling (0191) 2288506 or email Julie.Foster@excelsiornewcastle.org.uk

The following dates have been allocated for prospective applicant visits:

Tuesday 12th February 2019 1pm-4pm
Thursday 14th February 2019 12pm-3pm

To apply for this post:

Please review the job description and person specification when completing the LST application form and provide alongside your application, an accompanying statement to explain how you have transformed provision and raised standards in your current school.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon Monday 25th February 2019

Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week of 4th March 2019

Applications and an accompanying statement should be returned to LST HR Admin at: hradmin@laidlawschoolstrust.com

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2288400
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Excelsior Academy is an all-through school located in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. The school was first established in 2008, as a secondary school and sixth form (later split into three separate schools), and in 2012 it was decided that the school would...