Principal, Northamptonshire

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Malcolm Arnold AcademyNorthamptonshire

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Start date: Autumn 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £87,500 - £101,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for a Headship in a Trust which understands the importance of knowledge in the development of our students and believes that developing pedagogy is a significant part of your job?  

Do you want to be at the forefront of school improvement strategies which will benefit Malcolm Arnold Academy?

Do you want to join us at an exciting time in the history of the Trust, as we make a significant step forward in our development? and to work in partnership with the Diocese of Peterborough?

Malcolm Arnold Academy is a Church of England School - do you hold and articulate a clear Christian vision, founded on Christian values and moral purpose, focused on providing a world-class education for the pupils they serve? If so, come and lead our team. Your professionalism and clarity of thought will set you apart from your peers, and you’ll also bring the intellectual and creative capacity to take a system-leadership role across the David Ross Education Trust.

The DRET vision for education is:

•    Crafting an unbeatable learning climate through our Warm:Strict philosophy, we hold unapologetically high expectations for and of the students in our care.  We have clear boundaries, rules and routines because students deserve to feel safe and calm in school. 

•    We value the acquisition of powerful knowledge as a goal in itself, as an entitlement for all children.  We invest significant time and resource into ensuring that students gain a wide, broad knowledge base to enable them to become active members of their community in the future.  Alongside a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum, students also experience a broad range of sport, art and musical opportunities ensuring that they have the richest experience a secondary education can give. 

•    Our teachers are subject experts and make use of evidence-based research to ensure that they pass on their knowledge to students in the most direct and effective ways, ensuring that it is learnt, remembered and that it supports every child to achieve their fullest potential.  

Malcolm Arnold Academy is an Ofsted rated Good school - in every category (May 2018). We welcome young people from Year 7 through to Year 13. 

More of our students than ever before are now heading to some of the country's top universities, opening up a wealth of new possibilities and helping to raise aspirations and shape characters. Strong grades, self-confidence and outstanding life experiences gained through our enrichment programme are all hallmarks of a Malcolm Arnold Academy education.

You will bring a visible, whole-school leadership profile, and the ability to maximise the effectiveness of a high-performing and motivated staff group.   You will be experienced in leading change across a large organization and you will be fully abreast of the latest thinking around curriculum and pedagogy.  You will have a clear educational philosophy which aligns with the vision above, with experience of leading a school under a similar vision.  The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the potential to make a system-level contribution across the Trust. 

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 David Ross Education Trust.

For more information, please contact recruitment@dret.co.uk to arrange an informal and confidential discussion.

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 18th December 2019 and, if successful from day one, attend day two on Thursday 19th December 2019. (Please note if you are shortlisted you must be available to attend interview on the above dates).

Apply now by clicking on the link to our website where you can complete our on-line application form and attach your CV and covering letter.

No Agencies please

Malcolm Arnold Academy is 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.




More about Malcolm Arnold Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Trinity Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 6JW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1604 778000
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About the academy

Malcolm Arnold Academy is one of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) schools. It is a popular and oversubscribed co-educational secondary school based in Northampton, Northamptonshire, for students aged 11-18. It has approximately...