17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Has relevant and up to date knowledge of teaching and learning strategies across the primary phase;
  • Is excited about working with colleagues to continue to develop an aspirational, inclusive and broad curriculum;
  • Leads staff effectively to deliver high quality learning experiences for all pupils, including those with high levels of educational need;
  • Has a thorough understanding of factors that influence pupil performance and how to overcome barriers to learning;
  • Has strong organisational skills and is relentlessness in driving educational improvement and raised standards for all pupils;
  • Has significant experience of leading and developing others;
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Has previously led a team of people through change and improvement;
  • Has the skill and ability to engage parents and the community in the life of the school.

What the school offers its staff

Greenwood Academies Trust are keen to appoint an inspirational and innovative principal for this ‘good’ thriving Northampton town school in the Kingsthorpe area. The current principal is due to retire at the end of this academic year after nearly seven years of dedicated and devoted service. This inclusive, warm and friendly academy supports the diverse needs of children aged 3-11 years. As a one form entry academy, the team works closely and collaboratively to deliver the best education for its children in a supportive and caring way. The learning environment is organised, bright and has flexible spaces to meet a range of learning needs. The large playgrounds and school fields are used well and provide additional learning spaces.

Pupils flourish with the care given by teachers and all the adults that support them. Mutual respect is strong across the academy. It is a lovely place to learn and work. Behaviour is good and there is a positive team spirit from all. Ofsted rated the academy as ‘good’ in October 2018. The academy team has not stopped in its pursuit of providing ‘good’ and effective provision for all. The academy has achieved the Careers Mark 2021 so pupils can thrive in the modern world and the academy has also achieved the Skills Builder Bronze Award 2022. The academy is in pursuit of gold in all that they do!

The successful candidate will lead the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which meets a range of needs alongside a talented academy team. You will also work to further improve achievement across the academy identifying areas for development through accurate evaluation and quality assurance whilst ensuring that you work effectively with the local community to maintain the strong profile of the academy locally.

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About Green Oaks Primary Academy

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

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