64 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    20 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£67,956.00 - £78,737.00 Annually (FTE)

Principal job summary

Are you ambitious for all children and passionate about helping them to flourish and achieve their very best in all aspects of school life and beyond? Join us as Principal at Atlas Academy and make a real difference.

You will already be an exceptional senior leader at a successful primary school, and have real ambition to improve the life chances of pupils at Atlas Academy. You will further develop a positive culture and ethos where each child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way.

About Us:

Atlas Academy is a 3-11 Academy, with over 400 pupils, which has been a member of Astrea Academy Trust since 2017. Atlas serves a multicultural area, close to the centre of Doncaster. The school is on a strong improvement journey, with rising academic and personal development outcomes for its pupils. We place emphasis on high aspiration and consistently excellent teaching and have clear, shared, goals to develop well-balanced individuals. Teamwork is a strong part of our ethos, with a culture of continual improvement in all that we do; we seek to continue our journey to be the best that we can be; inspiring beyond measure.

The Atlas team are committed to ensuring that the academy keeps its friendly, caring atmosphere whilst ensuring that children develop a broad range of life skills. We want all pupils to become confident, independent learners who show respect for one another and thrive on success.

We look forward to hearing from you if you:

  • Are a passionate, enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious school leader with a track record of success
  • Have high expectations of staff, and can encourage participation, innovation and confidence
  • Can maintain and communicate a clear strategic vision and direction for the school
  • Are able to support children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance
  • Have experience of having helped lead a school that provides an excellent education for its pupils.

In return we can offer you:

  • A dedicated team with high ambition for their pupils
  • The support and expertise of a Regional Director
  • A highly effective team of Central Support for curriculum, Finance, HR, Estates and other functions
  • The opportunity to complete NPQs
  • An unrivalled professional progression model.

Interested in applying?

If you would like to discover more about this exciting opportunity, need any further information, have an informal discussion or arrange a visit then please contact our retained consultant at Academicis, Neil Massie: nmassie@academicis.co.uk or 01223 907979 / 07818 875514

If you are joining us from another school, academy or trust we recognise your continuous service date with confirmation from your current employer. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff. Every child should feel safe and should be protected from any form of child abuse. We have robust policies and procedures that support our commitment to Safeguarding, this includes our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. The in-house Safeguarding teams at each Academy work in partnership with families and safeguarding partners to ensure the safety of children is paramount. We are committed to ensuring that all staff access regular, contextual safeguarding training to meet the needs of the local community.

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About Atlas Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
440 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

A warm welcome to Atlas Academy. We are a vibrant and diverse primary school located in the centre of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, providing education for children from 3 to 11 years. Most pupils speak English as an additional language; many speaking two to three languages, and we are proud of our multi-cultural community. We enjoy learning about each other’s backgrounds and beliefs.

Leaders have created a truly inclusive school. Pupils say that they are ‘united

through diversity’. They know the importance of being respectful to each other.

Pupils feel safe at school. Teachers are kind and take the time to speak to them if

pupils are worried. (Ofsted, 2022)

Whether you are a prospective parent interested in a place for your child or looking to join the team, we are proud to offer:

a staff team who are committed to raising standards, and providing a high standard of education for all of our pupils;

supportive, friendly and professional environment, which is always welcoming;

a dedicated Pastoral Team with specialist skills to support pupils and families;

our own nursery offering 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds;

a calm, safe, inclusive and nurturing learning environment for all pupils;

an environment that promotes positive behaviour expectations and relationships;

exciting learning experiences through a knowledge rich curriculum so that they develop into confident, capable, resilient and independent learners;

a range of wider curriculum activities and specialist sports such as taekwondo, access to a Sports Coach;

great outdoor spaces with purpose built outdoor climbing equipment;

and….. the best pupils ever, who are eager to learn and make new friends.

At Atlas, we are GREAT: Gifted, Resilient, Engaged, Aspirational, Together. These are our core values and underpin everything we do.

We are part of the Astrea Academy Trust. This means we are part of a family of schools within South Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire. Astrea aims to provide every child with a brilliant education by pursuing aspirational standards with tenacity and drive. They aim to never settle for second best and do not tolerate something that does not live up to their standards. They stand to remove performance barriers and develop a scholarly culture of behaviour and learning from students and of pedagogy and curriculum from its staff to ensure our children learn, thrive and lead successful lives.

We hope you enjoy finding out about Atlas Academy. Prospective parents and pupils are welcome to visit the school. We shall be delighted to show you around our school and discuss with you and your children what we are able to offer. Please telephone us to make an appointment or call into the school office and speak to either Miss Crookes or Mrs Mitchell.

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