Principal, Oxford

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Endeavour AcademyOxford

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - L30 (£58,677 to £78,726)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

MacIntyre Academies Trust opened Endeavour Academy, Oxfordshire in September 2014. Endeavour is a progressive and ambitious school providing for 30 children and young people aged from 8 to 19 years old with autism and associated severe Learning Difficulties. The academy was fully refurbished in 2014, the site now includes a school and new residential children’s home, Endeavour House. The academy can therefore offer a flexible combination of 52 week, short break and extended day provision to our children and young people. Our provision offers a high level of flexibility, valued by both parents and the Local Authority. 

As a priority, the Academy welcomes children and young people from Oxfordshire who have an Education, Health and Care Plan that identifies needs that the school can meet. Referrals come through local authorities who have named Endeavour Academy in a child’s EHCP. 

Endeavour has enjoyed a highly successful first three years, with Endeavour House (specialist residential provision) being rated ‘good’ in all Ofsted inspections to date, and the school achieving a ‘good’ outcome during their first Ofsted inspection in 2017. 

We are proud of our school and ambitious for the future. This is a fantastic opportunity for a vibrant and dynamic individual to lead the school on its journey towards being a centre of excellence.  

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, energetic Principal to lead Endeavour Academy in providing high quality, personalised education care, and support for the children and young people. The role will also involve being the Responsible Individual for the Children’s Home. 

We are looking for someone who shares our vision for an establishment that sets the highest expectations, delivers outstanding outcomes, and prepares young people to become successful, integrated citizens. Someone who can inspire their team and drive this vision to strengthen and advance the school. 

For this demanding yet rewarding role, you will need to possess the ability to create outstanding learning and care environments. A successful track record of creating strong partnerships with families and carers is also essential, as you will be working with them in leading and informing the delivery of individualised education and care programmes. 

As a member of the Trust Leadership Group, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other likeminded professionals and contribute to the growth of the Trust at this exciting time in its development.  

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, Teachers Pension Scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing, alongside full induction, training and career opportunities. 

This high profile role will suit a creative and ambitious individual. If you can meet this exciting and challenging expectation then we want to hear from you!  

What we need from you 

You will have experience of school leadership, at a Headteacher, Principal, or Deputy level in a special school, ideally in a residential setting. 

You will have a DfE recognised teaching qualification and ideally the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) or other relevant post-graduate qualification. 

You should be able to evidence collaborative and inspirational leadership that creates a culture of high expectations and aspirations, one that raises standards and ensures that all children reach their full potential. 

You will need the motivation and integrity to deliver, and the ability to communicate a vision that inspires, motivates and enthuses staff, pupils and the community as a whole. You will have a track record of improving performance, driving change and raising the standards and aspirations of all members of a school community. Previous experience of managing change and working collaboratively to deliver school improvement will be advantageous. 

You will be able to drive and have access to your own transport.  

To Apply

Please visit and complete our online application form.

Please call Sumerjit Ram, Senior Executive Leader for MacIntyre Academies on 07917186786 if you would like any further information or wish to arrange a visit.

Closing Date: 22nd January 2018, 5pm 

Interview Date: 25th and 26th January 2018  

Safer Recruitment  

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

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More about Endeavour Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 19 years
Address: MacIntyre Academies, Waynflete Road, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8DD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 767766
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