Principal, Castle Mead, Leicester

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Rushey Mead Educational TrustLeicester

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive
Contract term: Permanent

Castle Mead Academy will be a new 11-16 school in the heart of Leicester, forming part of the successful and growing Rushey Mead Educational Trust (RMET).

Opening in September 2019, the new academy will (at capacity) provide 1200 places within a new purpose built learning environment and provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum with a special focus on EBacc subjects.

The RMET commitment to academic excellence and pastoral care is well known, and the academy will follow in the format and success of the ‘Outstanding’ Rushey Mead Academy. Working in true collaboration with the Leicester Teaching School Alliance and our partner schools, Castle Mead Academy will quickly equip itself with a reputation for excellence, ensuring every pupil can achieve.

We have developed 7 guiding principles that all our schools share: Challenge; Collaboration; Culture; Creativity; Community; Courage and Character. It is these principles that will shape Castle Mead Academy, growing a community of excellence for all.

There is no fixed view on the type of person that will be best placed to lead Castle Mead Academy successfully forward, beyond the alignment of principles and values that we as a collective share. You will obviously have strong experience of working as a senior leader within a school environment, alongside evidence of delivering exceptional outcomes for pupils - but where you are on your personal career path isn’t set.

Few school leaders are afforded the opportunity to shape and build a new school. It is a learning legacy that will last for generations. It will also be a considerable challenge and the successful delivery of any project of this scale requires exceptional team work. Upholding the RMET mission that “together we make a positive difference” the support, capacity and guidance you will receive throughout this journey will be unparalleled.

In joining Rushey Mead Educational Trust, you will find likeminded, talented colleagues that are passionate about ensuring all children, regardless of circumstance, have access to the very best educational opportunities.

To find out more or to apply for this career defining opportunity, visit:   or call Phil Watt or Adam Brett at Propelo on 01904 567818 for a confidential conversation.

Closing date: 27th April 2018

Interviews: 15th & 16th May

RMET are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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More about Rushey Mead Educational Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Rushey Mead School, Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 116 268 9739