Principal, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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The Farnley AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: (L37 – L43)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

11-16 years 

Number on roll: 1245

Required for Easter 2018 

Principal (L37 – L43)

An outstanding opportunity for an outstanding candidate

A well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational leader is required to assume overall leadership responsibility at our Outstanding academy. 

This is a key role in our future development and the successful candidate, in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, will oversee all aspects of our work. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader who can demonstrate passion, integrity and a strong record of successful practice. Our standards are high and we expect our new Principal to lead our continuing drive for excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the heart of organisational change. The Farnley Academy enjoys enormous respect across the whole educational community and is at the forefront of national developments around teaching, assessment and leadership. In keeping with that reputation the academy is also a Teaching School and was awarded World Class Schools status in 2016.

Following a period of rapid transformation from Inadequate to Outstanding, as confirmed by the Ofsted Inspection of 2013, The Farnley Academy's examination results have continued to see students securing impressive results which facilitate their progression onto their chosen Post-16 pathways, including at The GORSE Academies Trust's academic Post-16 provider, Elliott Hudson College.  

The successful applicant will enjoy regular, personalised CPD opportunities within a culture which offers collaborative peer support & opportunities to review the academy's practice in a manner which is conducive to supporting colleagues in continuing to provide the very highest standards of education, care and guidance, so that all students are afforded the gift of a rigourous, academic education.

An Application Pack is available to download direct from our academy website at 

If you would like to know more about The Gorse Academies Trust, please visit; 

Closing date for applications:  Friday 19 January 2018 (noon)

Applications to be returned to: 

Interview date:  w/c 22 January 2018 

The Farnley Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about The Farnley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Chapel Lane, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5EU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2630741
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The Farnley Academy is part of The GORSE Academies Trust, a not-for-profit charity whose driving energy is centred on creating exceptional schools within the Leeds city region. The Trust has established a reputation for setting standards of excellenc...