21 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    11 April 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Nova Education Trust is a dynamic and growing Multi Academy Trust based in the East Midlands. Driven by a simple and unwavering mission, to create transformational schools, Nova is dedicated to empowering pupils in its 15 schools and academies to become aspirational learners and grow into confident and resilient young people who are values-driven, conscientious and ‘future ready’

The Trust is now seeking an exceptional new Head Teacher for Newark Academy, a mixed secondary school of just over 1000 pupils located in the village of Balderton where ‘ambition thrives’. With an ethos of, ‘Work Hard, Be Kind, Newark Academy is committed to providing an outstanding local education and are relentless in their pursuit of excellence for all. Student well-being is central to this and the pastoral provision ensures that the drive for academic success takes place in a supportive and engaging environment.

The successful candidate will bring significant teaching expertise and experience from a secondary school setting and a proven track record of positive impact in a variety of leadership roles. They will have experience of raising standards in teaching and learning, strategic planning, financial management and staff recruitment and development and understand the criticality of building school culture where all members of the school community can thrive. They will have exceptional communications skills, allowing them to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents and governors, as well as with key external stakeholders including DfE and Ofsted.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Nova Education Trust on this appointment.For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using referenceSBEUB.Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 11th April.

What the school offers its staff

We offer an exciting, dynamic and collegiate workplace environment. It is our staff that make a difference to children’s lives and so staff development and professional learning for both teaching and non-teaching roles are centre of our strategic planning to make this a certainty. We believe our staff are the people that ‘unlock’ our children’s potential and make a difference to the lives of children and young people every single day. We have a clear people and talent management strategy, and our overall aim is for all staff to feel that they truly belong to a transformational school and trust.

We commit to:

  • Put your well-being, front, right and centre
  • Actively listen to you and recognise your contributions — big or small
  • Develop you as a highly effective practitioner in the leadership of people — ‘coaching, not telling’
  • Invest in you and provide flexible and easy access to excellent professional development and progression pathways
  • Provide you with the opportunity to network with talented colleagues from within and outside of the trust as part of our commitment to civic collaboration

All our staff have access to ‘Nova Perks’, an employee benefits system bring a range of fantastic benefits including: Bike scheme ,technology scheme, motorsave , lifestyle benefits, instant discounts, savings club, peer-to-peer , liftshare , car salary sacrifice, health cash plan , gym scheme and many more.

In our commitment to continue to support employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance, Nova Education Trust offers employees the opportunity to take up to a maximum of one paid ‘Nova Perk Day’ per academic year, in addition to the existing standard leave provisions in place.

Staff are entitled to a generous sick pay entitlement depending on their continuous service. All staff are auto-enrolled into the relevant pension scheme.

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About The Newark Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1084 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to The Newark Academy

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