Principal, Cambridgeshire

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Sawston Village CollegeCambridgeshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with a large Group 6 school
Contract term: Permanent

Sawston Village College is a high-achieving, successful 11-16 academy with a deep-rooted tradition of innovation in teaching and learning, outstanding pupil behaviour and inclusive values. Formed in 1930 as the first of the village colleges inspired by educational pioneer Henry Morris, we remain true to our original mission to transform local communities by motivating and engaging learners of all ages and all abilities. Situated just outside the beautiful city of Cambridge, we offer first class professional development opportunities to our staff and a supporting, stimulating and friendly environment in which to teach.

We are very proud of our success, which has been achieved through the combined efforts of a dedicated and talented group of pupils, staff and governors, a shared and ambitious vision and excellent leadership at all levels of our learning community. As well as celebrating success, we are continually striving for further improvement, with our pupils’ needs and well-being at the heart of our work.

Sawston Village College is one of four secondary schools within the Anglian Learning group and a founding member of the Trust which was established to create a strong community of highly successful schools committed to making a difference to the lives of young people by offering an outstanding education to all. The Trust now also has a growing Primary Hub currently consisting of three primary schools within Cambridgeshire.

The Vacancy

The vacancy arises following the promotion of the current Principal, Jonathan Culpin, to the role of CEO of Anglian Learning. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and innovative Principal, committed to continual improvement, who will build on our outstanding track record and lead the College into the next exciting stage of its development. Candidates should have a strong track record of success as either a Deputy or Principal, with passion, enthusiasm and a vision for the future of the College – and the leadership and management skills to deliver it. We can offer you a rewarding future in an inspiring and supportive environment, a dedicated and talented staff team and engaging group of pupils.


To make an application, please complete our application form, together with a letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4, outlining how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this role. For more information, please download the Principal’s Application Pack and an application form from . Send your application to Kathryn Oliver, Director of HR, at .

Closing date: Monday 11 June 2018 at noon

Interviews: Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 June 2018

Anglian Learning and Sawston Village College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

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More about Sawston Village College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: New Road, Sawston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 3BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 712777
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Sawston Village College is a highly successful 11-16 community comprehensive school with Foundation Trust status.  Opened in 1930, it was the first purpose-built community school in England and we are proud of the fact that it is still heralded ...