Academies Enterprise Trust

Job Title: Principal
Salary: L16-L22, £61,166-£70,745 negotiable for the right candidate dependent on experience plus relocation package
Start date: January 2023

Could you be our new Principal who will lead our academy to excellence?

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and inspiring leader to play a critical role in leading our academy. You will join a friendly and enthusiastic team who work closely with the community.

You should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of school improvement as a senior leader and the ability to successfully motivate and develop teams, lead and implement change, alongside the professional credibility to positively engage all stakeholders. You will have a commitment to inclusion and strive to ensure all children are able to access an education that challenges and motivates them. Extensive knowledge and experience of SEND would be hugely beneficial. You will continually aim for excellence in everything you do.

Beacon Academy is a 2-11 school, in the heart of Loughborough. The school is rated as ‘Good’ by OfSTED in November 2021.

Beacon Academy is part of a national network of schools at AET, brought together by the belief that each and every child has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. An excellent education transforms lives and every pupil who attends one of our schools should be given the support, care and opportunity they need to flourish. We leverage our scale to support all our teachers, leaders and young people to be the best they can be. You will be ready to take on not just the role of principal, but to contribute to trust wide strategy, through our network leadership groups.

You will be joining one of the largest and most inclusive trusts in the country.

We would welcome applications from either existing principals or vice principals looking for their first headship and have strong induction and development support in place. We do have the opportunity to be able to offer the flexibility of either a Principal or Head of School position depending on your experience and ability, to ensure we get the best person in the right job.

If you are excited by this role and believe you have the values, vision, and expertise to lead the academy to sustainable excellence, then we want to hear from you.

To arrange a school visit or to find out more, call Recruitment on 0203 947 5689 or email: 

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This offers a unique opportunity to join our organisation at a critical and exciting time.

Closing date: Monday 3 October 2022
Interview dates: Wednesday 12 October 2022 and Thursday 13 October 2022

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.

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