Executive Principal (Primary), North West

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Northern Education TrustNorth West

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L32 – L39 (£85,605 - £101,574)
Contract term: Permanent

Post:  Executive Principal (Primary) 

Salary Range: L32 – L39 (£85,605 - £101,574)

Contract Type: Permanent 

Working Type: STP&CD 

Base: A Northern Education Trust Academy, likely in the North West region

Areas of work: Bradford/Halifax/Bolton, regular travel across the Trust will be required

Start Date: As soon as possible by negotiation


Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education Trust with an improving track record for school improvement. The Trust sponsors 19 academies; 10 secondary and 9 primaries across the North of England in ten Local Authority regions.

In the Primary phase across NET academies, the 2018 results showed that Year 6 children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths improved by 12 percentage points to 64%, a significant increase of 28 percentage points since 2016. 

Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and improving outcomes in the primary phase across the Trust. This will be underpinned by our vision ‘We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for our children. By doing this, we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care’.

This is a key senior role with strategic oversight of the following academies: Mount Pellon and Abbey Park (Calderdale LA), Merlin Top and Ryecroft (Bradford LA) and The Ferns (Bolton LA) Primary academies. However, you will also work collaboratively with all academies across the Trust. 

This an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to help shape the continuous improvements required to ensure all our pupils have access to the educational provision they deserve. The ideal candidate will command credibility and be able to represent the Trust at both national and regional level. You will join a friendly and supportive team of professionals, contributing to regular networking meetings to enhance collaborative working across the Trust.

For further information please download the job description and person specification from www.northerneducationtrust.org. Alternatively, you can contact Natalie Sutherland, Trainee HR Advisor on n.sutherland@northerneducationtrust.org. Please note completed applications must be returned to Natalie by email.

Informal discussions are encouraged; please contact Becky Matthews, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Executive on 07714 794176.

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our pupils.

Closing Date: Noon, 28th June 2019.

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