Principal, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Oakway AcademyWellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L20 to L24 (relocation package available by negotiation for the right candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oakway Academy, Off Oakway, Wellingborough, Northants 

Due to the relocation of its existing Principal, Hatton Academies Trust (HAT) is looking to appoint to the position of Principal for September 2020. This is an opportunity for an applicant to demonstrate their integrity, resilience and inspiration and build on the firm foundations and rapid improvements that have already been secured. 

Oakway Academy currently educates nearly 600 students across 22 classes who range from 4 to 11 years of age. The academy is popular and its number on roll is rising. Oakway serves an area of high economic disadvantage and now achieves well against the odds. In 2019, all of its Key Stage 2 progress measures were above or in line with those achieved nationally.  

Oakway was recently inspected by Ofsted in April 2019. The overall judgement was that the academy requires improvement but the elements of Leadership and Management, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and Early Years were all judged to be good. This demonstrates the rapid progress made at the academy over the past three years.

In addition to joining a dedicated and knowledgeable staff at the academy, the successful applicant will also collaborate closely with the CEO, other Trust Principals and the Central Support Trust Team to build on a culture of educational improvement that has been established and one that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all. You will be ambitious for students and the academy and will have the opportunity to have an impact on how the trust develops over the coming years as it looks to grow and mature. You will be a strategic thinker with the creativity and resilience to drive through change and achieve future improvements that will secure excellence and transform life chances. 

All of our Central Trust Team, Trust Directors and Principals come from a wide variety of backgrounds in education, business and other public sector organisations. What brings us together is a desire to secure excellence in all that we do and transform the lives of the students we serve.

Hatton Academies Trust is a local trust of three primary academies, one secondary academy and a small central team. It was established in 2013 and serves the community of Wellingborough and the surrounding villages. We are responsible for the education of almost 2500 students. Wellingborough is a rapidly growing town with excellent road, rail and bus networks.

Applicants are invited to visit Oakway Academy for a tour of the school and to discuss the role with Rob Hardcastle (CEO), on Friday 10th January 2020 (AM) or Monday 13th January 2020 (AM/PM). To book a tour or request a telephone conversation with Rob, please contact Elaine Snell, Personnel Manager, on  personnel@hattonacademiestrust.org.uk or call on 01933 221417 

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Monday 20th January 2020

Hatton Academies Trust are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or age.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Bureau Service check and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references



More about Oakway Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Off Oakway, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 678714
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Oakway Academy is part of Hatton Academies Trust, a network consisting of three primary academies, one secondary academy and a small central team. All of our academies are based locally in and around Wellingborough. As an academy trust we aim for exc...