Campsmount Academy, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 29 to Lead Practitioners range 34, £81,723 to £92,373
Leadership level Headteacher

Job description

Leger Education Trust and the Academy Governing Body are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and highly talented individual to lead Campsmount Academy at this exciting time. This dynamic and inspirational leader will work closely with our CEO to meet our vision of ‘truly great students in truly great schools’.

The successful applicant will lead within a dedicated and committed Trust providing direction and support to highly motivated staff within the Academy. They will be forward looking and focused on the well-being and progress of each student ensuring each one reaches their full potential. A clear vision for the Academy is essential alongside the personal skills and resilience to meet the challenges.

Campsmount Academy is a successful 11-18 Academy located on fantastic grounds in the North West of Doncaster. The numbers on role have significantly improved in recent years as the School is now substantially over subscribed and popular within the community. The last Ofsted judgement was ‘Good’ in all areas and as a result the Academy has moved from a Single Academy in 2018 to a Sponsor Multi Academy Trust with currently 4 individual Academies and a clear growth plan.

We are looking for an exceptional Principal:

• with a proven track record in Academy leadership and the vision and energy to lead the Academy on its improvement journey
• who is committed to excellence in teaching and learning and will challenge, inspire and motivate staff and pupils
• that is passionate in providing a creative, lively curriculum linked to both the Academy’s and Trust’s aims and vision
• with excellent communication and relationship skills, and who is receptive and approachable
• with drive, enthusiasm, imagination and commitment to nurture a safe, happy, inclusive and effective learning environment
• who has experience of working successfully in partnership with parents, governors and the local community in order to further develop the Academy’s strong collaborative ethos
• a commitment to both pupil and staff wellbeing

Please submit your application using the application form with a supporting letter, which should tell us how you satisfy the person specification and how you feel you would be an outstanding candidate.

Please return your completed application form and covering letter to:

Deadline for Applications: Friday 27th March, 9am
Interviews: Wednesday 1stApril
Thursday 2nd April

All potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Academy to meet the team and more importantly our great students. Please e-mail Helen Young at to book one of these sessions:

• Tuesday 17th March 9am – 10.30am
• Tuesday 24th March 9am – 10.30am
• Tuesday 24th March 3.30 – 5pm

The Trustees of Leger Education Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Essential educational requirements

- Educated to degree Level
- Evidence of recent and relevant continuing professional development including leadership development

Essential qualifications

- Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

- Evidence of strong leadership as Deputy or Head or member of Senior Leadership Team
- Experienced as a Deputy Head Teacher or equivalent
- Proven track record of leading on improvement of teaching and learning
- Proven track record of successful people management, in recruitment, performance management and leading and motivating successful teams.
- Evidence of working within a child protection culture and promotion of child welfare and safety
- Experience of managing budgets and resources.
- Experience in promoting the continued professional development of all staff
- Experience of developing and leading innovative curriculum
- Strategic Leadership in building and maintaining effective relationships with Governors, parents, the community and Local Authority
- Experience of the Secondary age range
- Experience of partnership working across a wide range of schools

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 744 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Campsmount Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Ryecroft Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 9AS