Principal, Northamptonshire

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Abbeyfield SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly competitive package
Contract term: Permanent

Abbeyfield School is an 11 - 18 co-educational school, predominantly serving the South East of Northampton. A rapidly improving school, that was judged to be good by Ofsted in 2016, the school converted to academy status in 2012, becoming part of the Creative Education Trust.

Abbeyfield School enjoys excellent new buildings that meet the needs of learning in the 21st Century. It boasts a state of the art theatre, outstanding sports facilities and high quality learning environments. In the last few years we have been at the forefront of curriculum innovation and offer our students an extensive and relevant curriculum choice, at key stage 3, key stage 4, and post 16.

Our mission is to develop the full academic, personal and social potential of each individual student. The School has a reputation for success and has become increasingly popular in the local community and is over subscribed. We have high expectations of our students and are an inclusive community and welcome all students from all backgrounds. At the heart of our ethos is the aim to instil in students self esteem, self respect and confidence.

Abbeyfield School is currently being led by an Interim Principal, following the retirement of the previous Principal in 2017.

The Creative Education Trust is now looking to appoint an exceptional permanent Principal to:

  • Provide inspirational and motivational leadership across the school that raises aspirations and drives academic performance
  • Champion a culture that encourages initiative and accountability and strengthens the quality of leadership at all levels
  • Deliver a rich and varied curriculum offer that meets students’ needs in an ever changing world
  • Develop effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders across the community to fulfil the school’s goals


An existing Headteacher/Principal or an outstanding and ambitious Deputy with substantial experience of school leadership, you have the creativity, drive and ambition to lead our school. You will possess the leadership qualities and flair to make great things happen that will take the school to the next level. You are committed to further developing a strong team of leaders, teachers and support staff to deliver a culture of continuous school improvement. Building on the ethos of Abbeyfield School, you will foster an environment in which learning continues to thrive and where students are at the heart of everything.

In return for your energy, passion and ambition, we offer you the whole hearted support of a very successful and growing multi-academy trust in continuing to develop Abbeyfield School. You will also be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package, and the opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of highly talented Principals to drive the Trust’s future.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please contact our retained consultant, John Carter at Veredus on 07725 607112 or email him at Please supply a contact telephone number.

The sponsors actively encourage all candidates to visit Abbeyfield School prior to the interviews. To arrange a visit, please contact John Carter at Veredus.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19 February 2018
Initial Assessment Day: Monday 26 February 2018
Final panel interviews: Thursday 1 March 2018

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More about Abbeyfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mereway, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 8BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 763616
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Abbeyfield School is an 11-18 school, predominately serving the South East of Northampton, although students are welcome to apply for a place from across the town.

The school enjoys excellent new buildings that meet the needs of learning in the 21st C...