Principal, Doncaster

Closing date:Expiring soon

Waverley AcademyDoncaster

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent

TRAVEL: Some local and national

About Astrea Academy Trust

Astrea are an inclusive, all-through Trust that was established to tackle historic educational disadvantage and to play our part in the social regeneration of the areas in which we work.

Whilst the Trust has the highest expectations of pupil attainment in national assessments, our aspirations take us beyond the concept of “schooling” to one of Inspiring Beyond Measure. In short, Astrea educates, rather than schools and we hold this at the very heart of everything we do.

We believe it is a true privilege to be able to make a real difference in the lives and life chances of school children and if you feel the same way, then this appointment provides a wonderful opportunity for the right person to be part of this exciting and challenging mission.

Waverley Primary Academy

Waverley Primary Academy is a Primary Academy based in Balby in Doncaster. It serves approximately 200 children between the ages of 3 and 11.

At Waverley Primary Academy, children are at the heart of everything. Pupils are taught academic knowledge and skills as well as developing the whole child, in order to prepare pupils for their next stage of education and to enable them to lead active and happy lives. The values of Resilience, Empathy, Aspiration, Contribution and Happiness run through all parts of school life and create a calm, happy and hardworking atmosphere with a strong commitment to all pupils achieving their full potential, regardless of their starting points.

The Role

The Principal shall carry out the professional duties as described in the Academy Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and would be expected to have considered these in relation to Waverley Academy.

The Principal is accountable to the Executive Director of Education and CEO for ensuring the educational success of their academy within the framework of their individual academies’ strategic plans. They provide professional leadership and management of their individual academy and must establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils, whilst contributing to the success of all children within the Astrea family.

As a leader you have:

  • The inspiration and ability to communicate effectively with all students, staff, and parents;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills;
  • A demonstrable and successful track record of meeting high pupil achievement targets through excellent knowledge of assessment procedures and analysis of progress;
  • Passionate belief in high quality professional development for all staff;
  • A commitment to delivering an outstanding education through a focused and aspirational learning environment, empowering students and staff to realise their best both in the academic and broader educational sense.

Interested in applying?

Please read the full Recruitment Pack and download the application form below. Email your completed application to Recruitment Services at

Alternatively, please send your application by post to the following address:

Recruitment Services,
Astrea Academy Sheffield,
Andover Street,
S3 9BE

Closing Date: 12th April 2020 Interview Date: 24th April 2020

Please note:
CVs will not be accepted in co-ordination with Safer Recruitment legislation and Postal applications may arrive after the closing date and may not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Astrea Academy Trust are also proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please also return the Equal Opportunities Form below alongside your application.

Due to volume of candidates we are unable to offer any individual feedback at the application stage. Should you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

More about Waverley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Douglas Road, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 0UB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1302 853326