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Outwood Academy DanumDoncaster

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional principal who can continue the transformational journey of Outwood Academy Danum by providing an outstanding level of education; putting students first, raising standards, and transforming lives.

Outwood Academy Danum offers a truly comprehensive education, serving a diverse and vibrant community with over 1200 students aged 11 to 18. The principal must believe strongly in an inclusive education that meets the needs of all, creating an academy that is the pride of the local community. The commitment and desire of students to excel is evident in their examination performances which always generate high positive progress contributions and as such demonstrates they are one of Doncaster’s most consistently high performing schools.

The Trust is about to invest over £10 million on extending the academy and improving the facilities, and it is expected that the new principal will play a major role in ensuring this meets the needs of students, without interrupting the learning taking place each day.

The successful candidate must have a relentless focus on the quality of classroom provision, ensuring every lesson delivers the highest standard of education inspiring learners to develop a passion for knowledge and love for learning. The principal will raise the aspirations of every member of the academy, helping everyone to aim higher and embed an ethos of constantly seeking out improvements. To lead this academy, you will need the skills to motivate and enthuse, coupled with an awareness of how to track and excel, as well as the ability to model and coach at every level. It is a role that should only be filled by an exceptional leader, with a desire to work tirelessly for the staff and students of Danum.

Outwood Academy Danum is one of nine secondary schools in the Trust’s southern region; and the schools span a close geographical cluster, working collaboratively on all aspects of school improvement.

The principals in the region are supported by the executive principal and associate executive principal and their drive to secure ongoing school improvement is undertaken through close working relationships and ongoing challenge and support. The Trust provides cutting edge professional development in a variety of forms and the successful candidate will have access to one of the country’s largest school improvement teams and the opportunity to shape not only the educational provision in Doncaster but also across the region and the Trust.

Please note this position requires driving.

If you think this exciting opportunity is for you, we would take pleasure in hearing from you. Please note that visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit to look around the academy (week commencing 24th May 2021), please contact Carol Gill, Executive Officer: and she will arrange for the Executive/Associate Executive Principal for the region to meet with you.

For more information and to apply online, please go to: > Careers.

Closing date: Midday on 7 June 2021.

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Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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