Principal, Halifax

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Northern Education TrustHalifax

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 £59,265 – L23 £68,667
Contract term: Permanent

Post: Principal (Abbey Park Primary)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Range: L17 £59,265 – L23 £68,667
Working Type: STP&CD
Base: Abbey Park Primary Academy, Keighley Close, Illingworth, HX2 9DG
Areas of work: Regular travel across the Trust will be required
Start Date: Easter 2019

Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education Trust with an improving track record for school improvement. The Trust sponsors 19 academies; 10 secondary and 9 primaries across the North of England in ten Local Authority regions.

In the Primary phase across NET academies, the 2018 results showed that Year 6 children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths improved by 12 percentage points to 64%. This is above average for all measures, a significant increase of 28 percentage points since 2016. 

Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and improving outcomes at Abbey Park Primary Academy. This will be underpinned by our vision ‘We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for our children. By doing this, we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care’.

We require a strong, inspirational leader who is an outstanding primary practitioner and who has a proven track record of raising attainment and progress. You must have the passion, drive and commitment to continue the outstanding work already achieved, working in collaboration with the Trust family of schools. 

This an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to help shape the continuous improvements required to ensure all our pupils have access to the educational provision they deserve. You will join a friendly and supportive team of professionals, contributing to regular networking meetings to enhance collaborative working across the Trust.

For further information please download the job description and person specification from www.northerneducationtrust.org. Alternatively, you can contact Natalie Sutherland, Trainee HR Advisor on n.sutherland@northerneducationtrust.org. Please note completed applications must be returned to Natalie by email.

Informal discussions are encouraged; please contact Becky Matthews, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Executive on 07714 794176.

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our pupils.

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th January 2019 at noon.
Provisional Interview Date: 24th January 2019. 




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