Principal, North West England (Bolton)

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Northern Education TrustNorth West England (Bolton)

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Start date: 1st January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20- L26 (£62,863 - £72,810)
Contract term: Permanent

Northern Education Trust is seeking an exceptional Principal to lead The Ferns Primary Academy. Our vision as a Trust is for continuous development in all our academies. Our aim is to transform young people’s lives through excellent learning experiences and ensure out pupils fulfil their potential. 

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. 

In return, we can offer you:

  • A family of Academies within the Trust and a set of values we all share
  • Support for your professional development and the opportunity to continue to develop your leadership skills in a well-resourced academy environment
  • A real opportunity to work in partnership with the Trust to move the academy to Outstanding
  • Good relationships and loyalty with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community.

The Ferns Primary Academy is a larger than average primary school in the Farnworth area of Bolton. Judged by Ofsted as Good in June 2016, The Ferns has made significant progress in the pursuit of excellence for their pupils and staff. 

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the young people in this area of Bolton and to the community itself. There is positive support for the Academy from Bolton Council, from the local community, from staff of the academy and from parents and pupils. 

For further information please visit the Trust website at, where you can also download an application pack. Alternatively, you can contact Katie Rose, Assistant HR Advisor on or on 07715 655495. Please note completed applications must be returned to Katie Rose by email.

Visits to the Academy and informal discussions are encouraged; please contact Helen Clegg, Director of Primary Academies on 07803 205196 or by email to 

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.

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