Principal, Wakefield

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Outwood Academy City FieldsWakefield

Date posted:
Start date: Easter or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L28 – L34 (or negotiable for an exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is looking to appoint an exceptional Principal to continue our transformational vision for Outwood Academy City Fields and provide an excellent education for our students that puts students first, raises standards and transforms lives. 

Outwood Academy City Fields is an exciting inner-city secondary school in Wakefield. In summer 2018, the academy was re-brokered to our high performing Trust. The academy currently serves 687 children, ages 11-16 and is set to grow to 810 within the next three years. Ambitious expansion plans are in place complementing the major scheme of improvement works already underway across the site. Outwood Academy City Fields serves a diverse and vibrant community and our inclusive culture and ethos aim to place the school at the heart of its community. 

We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of education we seek to provide, believing that the whole point of schools is to put children first. Everything we do reflects this goal. If you share our view, we invite you to join us on our journey. 

As an existing or aspiring Principal, you will have a track record of improving performance, driving change and raising standards and aspirations for every member of a school community. You will understand the quality of education your school provides can be transformative ensuring students’ academic success, personal development and readiness to take their next steps. 

You will need the tenacity and integrity to deliver rapid sustained improvement that takes the school on a journey back to outstanding. Your ability to communicate a clear vision and ethos must inspire, motivate and enthuse staff, students and the community. You should hold high standards and expectations and believe in the potential of all to succeed. Previous experience of managing change and working collaboratively to deliver school improvement will be advantageous. 

Working within our Trust, you will receive a high level of continuous professional development, including in-depth understanding of our School Transformation Model and expert support from our Executive and Associate Executive Principals for our Central Region of Academies. You will have access to one of the country’s largest school improvement teams and the opportunity to shape not only the educational provision within Outwood Academy City Fields, but also across our wider trust. 

The successful candidate will be required to work in any of the schools/academies within the Outwood Family of Schools as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, however in the first instance this position is advertised for Outwood Academy City Fields in Wakefield. 

If you think this exciting opportunity is for you, we would take pleasure in hearing from you. Please note that visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit to look around the academy, please contact Nina Catalfamo, Executive Officer, by email: and she will arrange for the Associate Executive Principal for the Central Region to meet with you.

For more information and to apply, please go to: > Careers.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 27 January 2020.

Interview dates: Tuesday, 4 & Wednesday, 5 February 2020.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. This advert will therefore close at midday on the advertised closing date or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

More about Outwood Academy City Fields
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Warmfield View, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4SF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 298752
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Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver

Executive Principal: Lynn James

Associate Executive Principal: Sabiha Laher

We are an Outstanding, 11-16 academy based in the friendly, cathedral city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, near Leeds. 

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