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Job details
Employer University of Kent Academies Trust (UKAT)
Location Chatham
Salary L27 – L31 (£73,876 - £80,671)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st September 2017

UKAT is an exciting new Multi Academy Trust (MAT), building on the successful sponsorship of Brompton Academy, by the University of Kent. Chatham Grammar School for Girls (CGSG) will be joining the Trust on the 1st June 2017. UKAT are therefore looking to appoint an inspirational, passionate and innovative leader who will drive the academy to outstanding status, securing excellent teaching and learning, ensuring all students have high aspirations, healthy minds, achieve excellent outcomes, and are inspired and motivated to be leaders of our future society, working in a range of professions and careers.

The new Principal will be able to draw on the significant resources, facilities and networks available through University sponsorship, and through working in partnership with its sister school, Brompton Academy.

The newly appointed Principal will be supported by the guidance and leadership of the Executive Principal of UKAT, and will be afforded the opportunity to be a pivotal part of developing the strategic vision of the new MAT. This post offers a great opportunity for those wishing to develop their career and skills towards executive headship or CEO status.

The postholder will require the ability to think strategically, effectively lead and manage successful change, and develop new, diverse, cultural perspectives. Candidates should be able to evidence a range of high-level skills, including the ability to analysis data from a range of sources and implement data-informed change, to build successful teams, have political awareness of the educational context, and be able to collaborate across a range of sectors and audiences. We are looking for a leader who can evidence a track record of driving forward school improvements, and who possesses excellent interpersonal skills with emotional intelligence.

For a visit to the academy or for an informal discussion with the Executive Principal, please email leaving your name and contact details and we will get back to you.

Further information about Chatham Grammar School for Girls please view their latest prospectus on the CGSG website:

Application will be by:

  • Completed application form.

Write no more than one side of A4 (Arial font 11) addressing the following -

Outline three key achievements you have made in your post(s) within the last three years, and explain what these taught you about leadership, what you learnt about yourself, and how this has shaped your future vision and beliefs.

Write no more than one side of A4 (Arial font 11) to answer following -

What do you see as the key issues facing Chatham Grammar School for Girls from the information supplied, and data you have researched independently, and how you would propose to lead the academy?

Your application should be addressed to Mr David Nightingale, Chair of UKAT and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Kent.

The application form and supporting statements addressing the areas above should be emailed to David’s PA, Heather Harrow at the following email address: by Wednesday 10th May 2017 (12.00pm)

Closing date 10th May 2017 12 noon
Shortlisting 12th May 2017
Assessment day 18th May 2017
Formal interviews date 19th May 2017

UKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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