Principal, Lancashire

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Hodgson AcademyLancashire

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Start date: 27th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 7-point scale within Leadership Spine L34-L43
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity to lead an outstanding, innovative and system leading academy into its next phase of development.

We are looking for:

  •   a proven, inspirational and enthusiastic leader

  •   a leader with a clear vision and astute educational philosophy

  •   a leader with an ability to meet, model and drive very high expectations and challenge

We will offer you:

  •  the opportunity to lead a large oversubscribed, high achieving academy with an excellent reputation in the local and regional communities.

  •  a highly motivated, committed and talented staff and governors who share a common vision for providing outstanding teaching and learning

  •  an aspirational student body with very supportive and committed parents

  •  a financially secure academy ensuring sustainability in difficult times

  •  key strategic leadership within the very well developed and thriving cohort one, Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance

  •  sponsorship of the well regarded and influential Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT), which is making a positive difference to the life chances of over 5000 children on the Fylde Coast and rural Lancashire

Further details and an application pack are available on the academy website:

In addition to the academy application Form or TES ‘quick apply’, candidates are invited to submit a letter outlining their experience and suitability for this particular post (1500 words maximum).  Applications can be emailed to

Closing date for applications:  Monday 12th November, 12noon. 
Interviews to be held on 28th & 29th November.
Post start date 27th August 2019.

Informal academy visits are strongly advised and can take place between the 15th-19th October and 5th-9th November.  Please contact Julia Hardy, Principal’s PA on

The school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   You shall be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

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More about Hodgson Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Moorland Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7EU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 882815
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Hodgson Academy is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 16. We provide a first rate, all-round education for children of all abilities.

The academy is a vibrant and exciting learning environment. Students, after all, need to be happy t...