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Job details
Employer Northampton International Academy
Location Northamptonshire
Salary L34 to L43
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Shortlist: 9/10 January 2017
School visits w/c 16 January 2017
Interview date: 23/24 January 2017

EMLC Academy Trust is pleased to announce that we are recruiting a Principal for Northampton International Academy (NIA) for September 2017. NIA is an all-through Free School for pupils aged four to 19 situated in the centre of Northampton, with an eventual capacity of 2,220 pupils comprising 420 primary, 1,500 secondary and 300 post-16 pupils. It will be operating in federation with Castle Academy which is on the same site and is also an EMLCAT academy.

Having opened its doors in September 2016, the academy will expand annually, reaching capacity in 2022. The successful candidate will guide our academy in its development and shape the NIA into a centre of excellence.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic leader with exceptional leadership skills, who naturally inspires others and is passionate about teaching and its impact on learning. The successful candidate will be driven by a commitment to create the best possible educational opportunities for our pupils, in order to raise aspirations and transform lives.

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 either of these options, please contact Ruhena Mahmood on 01234 880166 or email

To apply, read our pack before providing a full 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 and includes measurable impact of your leadership and achievements.

To request an application pack please 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.

The closing date for applications is 13 January 2017 at noon

Interviews will be held 23/24 January 2017.

Every child deserves to be the best they can be

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.

About the employer

Northampton International Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through academy for pupils aged 4-18. Situated in central Northampton, it opened its doors to Reception and Year 7 classes in September 2015. 

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Information about Northampton International Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 18 years
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