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Job details

Job details
Employer EMLC Academy Trust
Location Milton Keynes
Salary L15 – L20
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Enjoy the journey. Enjoy success. Together, we will achieve!

EMLC Academy Trust is seeking to recruit a dynamic and inspirational leader in a supportive, and values driven organisation. You will be committed to improving the life chances of all children through a bespoke curriculum that is varied and stimulating, providing them with the layers and building blocks to allow them to succeed in life and be the best they can be.

Orchard Academy is a vibrant and expanding school for 7 to 11 year olds. The school thrives at the heart of a diverse and dynamic community.

Orchard Academy was in a Special Measures Ofsted category in June 2012 when it joined the Trust. In June 2014 the school was judged 'Good' by Ofsted.

EMLC Academy Trust is looking for a Principal who will:

  • be an outstanding leader, who is able to articulate the vision for the academy and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it
  • have a clear vision and determination to build and achieve excellence
  • inspire and motivate children and staff, ensuring all are valued and supported to be the best they can be
  • be passionate about making a difference for every child
  • maintain and develop the excellent relationships between the staff, governors, parents, pupils and the wider community
  • work closely with the Trust and its other academies

We welcome enquiries and are happy to arrange informal, confidential discussions or visits to the academy or our offices at EMLC Academy Trust in Olney, Buckinghamshire. Should you be interested in any of these options, please contact Ruhena Mahmood on 01234 880166 or email

To apply, please read our pack before providing a completed application form along with the equal opportunities form. Please ensure your supporting statement sets out why you feel that you are suitable for this role, making sure this statement contains evidence of the measurable impact of your leadership and achievements.

Closing date: 13 January 2017 at noon
Interviews: 19 & 20 January 2017.

EMLC Academy Trust was incorporated in July 2012 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, managing and developing academies and free schools as world class centres of excellence.

The Trust's vision is to provide every single child with the opportunity to be the best that they can be. As part of this vision, EMLC Academy Trust aims to develop centres of excellence for leadership and teaching and learning and where pupils are safe and engaged in their learning.

EMLC Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To request an application pack, arrange a visit or a confidential discussion please contact Ruhena Mahmood on 01234 880166 or email Please send your completed documents to Ruhena Mahmood via email, or by post to: EMLC Academy Trust, Bridge House, Bridge Street, Olney, Milton Keynes, MK46 4AB. Details of our benchmarking and assessment process, along with information about interview arrangements, will be provided to the shortlisted candidates.

Orchard Academy, Milton Keynes

About the employer

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Locations and contacts

Bridge House
Bridge Street
MK46 4AB
United Kingdom
+44 1604671116