Principal, Sheffield

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Astrea Academy SheffieldSheffield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale, negotiable.
Contract term: Permanent

We have an incredible opportunity for a truly inspirational leader to join Astrea as the Principal for the new Astrea Academy Sheffield. Astrea Academy Sheffield will be the Trust’s first all-through academy that will open its doors to the surrounding communities from September 2018. The new Academy will embody our vision for an education that truly ‘inspires beyond measure’, whilst representing a beacon at the heart of a part of the city undergoing significant regeneration.

In preparing for the Academy’s opening we need a Principal who can put their stamp on the operational, educational and strategic work that is required to bring the vision to reality throughout the preparation phase through to the opening of the academy and beyond.

The successful candidate will bring significant leadership experience with demonstrable impact in either a primary, secondary, cross phase or all-though senior leadership role. You will be capable of working collaboratively with colleagues, parents and key stakeholders including the local authorities and Ofsted.

Working to our Executive Director of Education, you will help define and deliver a vision for cross phase provision within the Academy to deliver outstanding educational provision to cater for all of our students in an effective and inclusive way. However, before the students arrive there is much exciting work to be carried out. Building your staffing structures, overseeing the remaining building and facilities work, as well as developing a curriculum that is both nourishing and aligned to the Astrea way will be paramount in the initial months of taking up your post.

If you are motivated by helping to create a culture of constant improvement, and if you are seeking to improve outcomes for young people in a brand new purpose built academy that you will help to shape, then we would love to hear from you. You will play the leading role in the initial development and growth of Astrea Academy Sheffield and be able to put an indelible stamp on its approach to enhancing the life chances of all students.

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack to apply for this exciting role via the application process. To find out more about the role please contact Carl Bingham, Head of HR at

Closing date: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Interview Dates: To be confirmed.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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More about Astrea Academy Sheffield
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Andover Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9EJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 680 9893
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Astrea Academy Sheffield

In September 2018 Astrea Academy Sheffield will open its doors. Astrea Academy Sheffield will be the Astrea Academy Trust’s first all-through academy which will embody our vision for an education that truly ‘inspires beyond m...