Principal Havelock Academy, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Job description

This is a fantastic and highly rewarding leadership role for the right candidate.

It’s a role that demands exceptional capability and character to drive sustainable improvements in our school’s rich and fertile learning environment.

As a Trust we have taken rapid steps to drive improvements, led by our experienced and talented Senior Leadership Team.  We would look to you to develop the annual strategic plan to drive improvements through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum and a warm:strict approach to behaviour management.

We want our students to benefit from a rigorous and academic diet, based on your leadership of curriculum development which challenges them from year 7 and builds on their schema in a logical and coherent narrative to year 13.

You’ll be an experienced secondary school principal who has a vision, leadership skills and creativity to get Havelock Academy on a path to “Outstanding” quickly and sustainably. You’ll coach and develop our talented teaching staff and be an incredible, hands-on ambassador in the local community too.

You’ll also share our ambition for Havelock too - we want to be amongst the top performing secondary schools in Grimsby and become the school of choice in the local community. You can count on having our Trust’s full support to make this happen.

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Essential educational requirements

Good degree with QTS and a nationally recognised leadership certificate (i.e. NPQH or Teaching Leaders)

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status with at least 5 years teaching experience in a secondary school or grammar school setting

Essential skills and experience

Experience as a successful Head Teacher or Deputy/Assistant Head in a similar school
Clear evidence of successful management of whole school improvement strategies and effective school development planning

Clear evidence of having raised standards of achievement at all levels. Successful experience of curriculum leadership and development

Clear evidence of being an outstanding classroom practitioner; with strategic management, resource management, development planning, personnel management and financial management skills

Successful management of monitoring and evaluation strategies of quality of teaching and learning, student outcomes, quality of provision and efficiency

Successful experience of promoting equality and diversity, inclusion and appropriate strategies for children with special educational needs

Successful experience of working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Successful management of OFSTED process

Employee benefits

£92,500-£105,000pa salary
Teachers' Pension Scheme
Continuing professional development opportunities

About Havelock Academy

Havelock has a distinguished history, serving generations of students as a grammar school, a comprehensive and now as an academy. At Havelock we want all of our students to achieve well academically and we take great pains to ensure that we have an appropriately broad and balanced curriculum and pastoral structures. The links between the pastoral care, academic achievement and outstanding enrichment opportunities are designed to enable every student to reach his or her potential. We use past student performance to establish a culture of success. Our teachers plan their curriculum collaboratively, developing a vibrant learning community in state-of-the-art buildings.

Holyoake Road, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN32 8JH
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