Senior Leader Designate (Dixons 6th Form Academy), Bradford

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Dixons McMillan AcademyBradford

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Start date: Thursday 23 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary for the right individual
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Following our successful Free School bid, the Dixons Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational and experienced individual to develop our new shared Dixons Sixth Form. This is an exciting and unique opportunity  for an exceptionally talented and ambitious leader to work closely with an  Executive Principal to start up and significantly contribute to the leadership  of a sixth form centre that will compete with the country’s top performing  providers. 

Working for the Dixons Trust, you will fully align to our  vision and values and have a strong commitment to doing whatever it takes to  secure the best possible outcomes for our students. You will be firmly committed to providing an  education that will give the young people of Bradford every opportunity to  confidently apply and secure places at top universities. 

Our family of schools is comprised of primary and secondary, and  includes both new start-ups and sponsored academies.  Our diversity is a real strength of our model;  strong collaboration is balanced with the individual freedom to innovate.  We have a solid platform upon which we  continue to build; our Trust will continue to expand from 4,900 students now  to over 8,000 by 2018.

Opening in September 2019, this Free School start-up will  initially offer over 300 places to Dixons Academies students and (when full)  will have a roll of 880 with the potential for further development and  expansion on the site. Many places will  be taken up by students from Dixons City, Kings, McMillan and Trinity. However, there will be places offered to other  students from across the city who secure the correct entrance requirements and  are fully signed up to our ethos of high expectations and relentless  ambition. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced senior leader,  or exceptional middle leader, and have a secure knowledge of all aspects of  working within this sector. They will  be able to demonstrate and evidence an uncompromising commitment to providing  an outstanding education and have the ability to motivate and inspire staff  and students. 

An information evening will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 17  April at Dixons McMillan Academy. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to meet the CEO, Executive  Principal and other Dixons Principals. 

Please apply using the Dixons Academies application form and include  a formal letter which addresses the person specification with particular  emphasis on measurable impact. We are  looking for an August start so that the successful candidate can be involved  in all aspects of planning in readiness for opening in September 2019. When appointed, the successful candidate  will also sit on and contribute to the leadership team of one our existing  academies.  

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the  welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to  share this commitment. Successful  applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance.

For more information about  this vacancy and access to a downloadable application form, please contact Heather Brons on 01274 424350 or via email:

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More about Dixons McMillan Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Trinity Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0JD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 424350
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My vision for Dixons McMillan is simple: to provide young people with the very best education possible so that they leave the academy highly employable and ready to lead happy and successful lives.  This involves ensuring that scholars are unive...