Principal, Calderdale

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The Greetland AcademyCalderdale
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Start date: available from April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range: L18 – L24, £59,857 – £69,330
Contract term: Permanent

School Street, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8JB
Telephone: 01422 372893

‘The Greetland Academy strives to always provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming environment where there is a sense of pride and fun
and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect’

Governors are seeking a talented senior leader to join our thriving Multi-Academy Trust as Principal of The Greetland Academy. We are keen to hear from both experienced head teachers and those seeking their first principal role; you will need to demonstrate a proven track record in strategic leadership. The successful individual should possess the vision and drive to lead the academy to continue to achieve success and thrive further within the school-led system.

About the Academy

The Greetland Academy is continuously recognised as a top-performing academy. It continues to play a pivotal role across the region in raising standards and providing specialist school improvement support as a National Support School with linking system leaders, including a National Leader of Education and Specialist Leaders of Education. The academy is passionate
about providing high quality training for the next generation of teachers and is an accredited School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT). We believe strongly in providing continuous professional development for all school staff we work with and those within our strategic partnership in order to support their career pathways. As such, we are the designated teaching school titled ‘Teamworks Teaching School Alliance’. The Executive Principal is currently the Lancashire and West Yorkshire Teaching School Council Lead representative.

Research has been key to our continuing success; we have recently been designated as one of only 22 national Research Schools as the ‘Oldham Research School.’

The Greetland Academy is central to the designation and continuing success of these school-led initiatives and the successful applicant will have a key role in supporting the work of these designations. This provides a unique opportunity to access the national and regional work, contacts and activities of the Multi-Academy Trust, Teaching School, SCITT and Research School. The ability to work alongside the Executive Principal of The Greetland Academy/CEO of the MAT and Head of the Teaching School and other key strategic partners will be key to the continuing success of these designations.

The primary focus of this new position will be the leadership of The Greetland Academy within our Multi-Academy Trust. We have a dedicated and passionate team with high expectations of those who lead them. At The Greetland Academy we have built up a strong culture of self-improvement, we have developed and supported our own managers and leaders, many from students and NQTs. All stakeholders have high expectations and are themselves
dedicated to support the achievements for all those children, parents, staff and school partnerships we serve. The Greetland Academy offers a team of passionate and skilled staff, ready for the next stage of their and your
development as part of The Greetland Academy Trust.

If you would like to learn more about our academy, linking designations and potential career opportunities, please download our application pack from or alternatively from

Please do visit our web pages and landing site for information on all our activities:

The Greetland Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for all relevant posts.

Please return your completed application form by email to Amanda Bennett: or
alternatively post it to the school: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8JB, marking the envelope
‘FAO Amanda Bennett’.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th January 2018 (noon)
Interviews/assessments: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018

Job location

More about The Greetland Academy
Address: Key Stage 2, School Street, Greetland, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX4 8JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1422 372893