Senior Strategic Leader, Kingsthorpe, Northampton

Closing date:New this week

Kingsthorpe CollegeKingsthorpe, Northampton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L9-13
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Do you believe that everything is possible? 

If so, Kingsthorpe College has an opportunity just for you.

Are you a passionate, reflective, and determined leader who wishes to work with a forward-looking and ambitious Leadership Team at an oversubscribed and high performing school?

Are you someone who enjoys being challenged and is not afraid to offer challenge? Are you looking to join a school which is committed to developing innovative approaches to learning and teaching, and leadership and talent management?

Are you someone who does the right thing even when no-one is watching?

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Strategic Leader to join the Leadership Team at Kingsthorpe College due to the relocation of an existing post holder. The role of Senior Strategic Leader is ideal for colleagues who have experience of middle leadership, or are looking to develop further experience of strategic leadership at a whole school level. We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues who can demonstrate successful leadership of a curriculum area. 

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with 1296 students on roll (200+ students Post 16). This is an exciting time for the College and the Trust as we go from strength to strength - OFSTED Good 2015; Section 8 OFSTED Inspection September 2016 confirming previous high standards have been maintained; invited to become a Leading Edge school from April 2017 in recognition of our high performance.

Why do we exist?

We exist because we believe we are the catalyst in students’ artistic, athletic and academic lives. 

How do we behave?

We behave with optimism, determination, thoughtfulness and clarity.

What do we do?

We provide character and currency for our students to achieve success.

How will we succeed?

We will differentiate ourselves by creating a healthy organization, making student-centric decisions, and giving students opportunities to develop resilience, perseverance and creativity, and be curious, kind, well-rounded individuals.

At KC, we don’t value what we measure, we measure what we value. 

For us, this is team work.

If you would like to join our team as a Senior Strategic Leader, we would love to hear from you.

Application forms and further details can be downloaded from

For an informal discussion prior to application or to visit the College, please contact the Headteacher, 

Jennie Giovanelli. Email:

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th March 2018 at 9am.

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 29th March 2018.

Please note that we will be reviewing applications as and when they are received from applicants, so candidates may be called in for interview prior to this date. 

Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 7HR Tel: 01604 716106 / email:

Kingsthorpe College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Kingsthorpe College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 716106
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