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Executive Principal

Longley Park Sixth FormNorth East Sheffield

Our vision is to become a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.

Brigantia Learning Trust is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust located in the North East of Sheffield.  It is dedicated to improving the life chances,  securing social mobility and justice for children, young people and their families within the communities it serves.  Longley Park Sixth Form is an integral and pivotal cog within the Trust wheel and is strongly placed to remain at the forefront of educational excellence within the city.

Having been consistently judged ‘Good’ by OFSTED, we are looking to find a successor for our highly successful Principal to take Longley Park Sixth Form to the next level.  As the post-16 sector adapts to new ways of working amid the demands of the new qualifications framework, we are seeking to appoint a highly capable leader who can demonstrate they have experience of leading high achieving institutions or teams and  the confidence and credibility to work with business and educational partnerships alike.

The Trust is looking for someone with significant experience within the sector who can lead the academy to be an outstanding educational provider. The role would be suitable for those with senior leadership experience in secondary education or above (eg 11-18,16-19, FE, HE)

As an effective communicator and leader, you should be able to build on the Academy's strong and diverse foundations of success.

You should have a strong track record of leadership and management in a large organisation with a strong commitment to working within the Trust’s social values and ethos.

Key qualities you should possess are integrity, experience, expertise, a passion for education and for working with learners to help them achieve their full potential.

This role presents a key opportunity for an individual with vision, drive, determination, resilience and enthusiasm to lead Sheffield’s only Sixth Form of its type, in a way which incorporates high quality education and training provision and the facility to support or encourage social mobility.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. For further information please contact: Carol Wall, Senior HR Officer, to arrange an appointment to speak with the CEO, Mike Westerdale, by telephoning 0114 2329010, ext 1103 or by emailing

Alternatively, for more information about the role or an informal discussion please contact Tom Nutley at Tes (Recruitment Consultant): or 0776 700 1965

Brigantia 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. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Interview dates 11-12 March 2021

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