Principal – Great Park Academy

Principal – Great Park Academy

Gosforth Group, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2JH

Start date:                   Spring 2021           

Contract type:            Full time, Permanent

Salary:                         Leadership Scale Range L26 – L33

Come to work in a thriving community. The Gosforth Group is a multi-academy trust consisting of four schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy, North Gosforth Academy and Jesmond Park Academy) committed to providing a superb education for students from Year 5 through to Year 13.  In 2021 two new schools will open – Gosforth Great Park Academy [y5 to 11] and Callerton Academy [y7 to 11].

This is a unique opportunity to truly create the successful futures of generations of students!

Great Park Academy will open in September 2021 in temporary accommodation in a purpose built stand-alone block on the Gosforth Academy site.  It will welcome a first cohort of 60 Year 5 students.  As soon as the new school is ready at Great Park the school will move there – this is anticipated to happen in 2023.

We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic and industrious Principal to join an exciting phase of the Academy’s and MAT’s development. You will work guided by the MAT Executive team and in close partnership with your fellow principals at our other schools.

What we need:

  • An outstanding leader whose professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm are always manifest
  • The ability to ensure the highest standards of behaviour, mutual respect and attendance
  • An organised, digitally competent person, able to formulate and secure school improvement 
  • A passion for strategic leadership
  • The ability to secure excellent achievement across all key stages
  • An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
  • Consistently high expectations of pupils and yourself
  • A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum
  • A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Complete commitment to the core values of the Gosforth Group

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A Sixth form with considerable future potential
  • A school with its community at heart
  • Low cost membership of our gym and excellent sports facilities

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We are absolutely committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. 

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us.

To apply:         

Please refer to the Applicant information letter for full details of how to apply

Closing date for applications:

12 noon on Friday 4th December 2020

Interview dates:

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December 2020