Principal, Northamptonshire

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Falconer's Hill AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Start date: 02/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £54,000- £62,000
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a strong and ambitious Principal to work as part of our team here at Falconer’s Hill Academy. We can offer the successful candidate happy and very well-behaved children who are a pleasure to teach every day and supportive, hard-working, friendly staff who are dedicated to the school’s continuous improvement.

About the role 

• Being accountable for ensuring the educational success of the school on its journey towards outstanding.

• Ensuring that a high quality educational experience is available for all children that attend the school.

• Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing classroom practice, celebrating and promoting excellence, challenging under-performance and ensuring that all pupils’ achieve the best possible education.

• Ensuring that systems are in place to encourage all teaching staff to be similarly active in their personal and continuous professional development.

• Keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice in order to introduce appropriate innovation, whilst building on the Trust’s ethos and vision.

About Falconer’s Hill

Falconer’s Hill is a vibrant, two form entry junior school located in Daventry. Our core purpose is to ensure that the children in our care experience the highest standard of education and are taught key values such as respect, perseverance and responsibility.

We provide a wide range of opportunities in areas such as music and sport alongside an exciting and enriching curriculum.At Falconer's Hill we believe in developing a culture of learning for every member of our community. Therefore we continue to adapt and improve our practice to provide the very best education for each individual child.

The school was judged to be securely good at its last inspection in May 2017 and is seeking a Headteacher who can provide the exceptional leadership that will lead the school to even greater success in the future. We believe in putting children at the centre of all we do and in providing an education that is exciting, engaging and fun. 

About You

You will be able to provide strong, visionary leadership to the school and to provide examples from your current role of making a difference and raising standards. You will see yourself as a teacher at heart able to inspire others to learn and promoting a broad and balanced curriculum that meets all children’s needs. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, be approachable and a good listener. 

As an innovative, motivational leader, you will have a commitment to your own professional development as well as those who work in your team and will contribute to the wider life both at the school and within the Trust. You will have an In-depth knowledge and understanding of current educational priorities and be able to demonstrate how these will influence your vision for the school moving forwards.

It is essential that you have experience of promoting equality and diversity and are fully up to date with the policies and proceedures relating to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. You must be committed to inclusion with an up to date knowledge of appropriate strategies and the type of support needed for children with special educational needs.

What we can offer you

• Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme


As part of your on-going personal development plan, we offer you a nationally recognised qualification in headship.  This inspirational training programme will help develop your skills and prepare you for your next role. 

About Us

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the Trust.

Apply now

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion, please e-mail 

To complete our application form, please click on ‘apply for job’.  Please note that we cannot accept a CV or covering letter without a completed form.

Our Academies are committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Falconer's Hill Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Ashby Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0QF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1327 703132
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