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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 to L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other Primary Principals in the Derbyshire cluster and more broadly across the MAT. You should have the qualifications, skills and experience to provide inspirational and effective leadership of the Academy, ensuring pupils have opportunities for outstanding personal development and to make exceptional learning gains in relation to their potential.

We are looking for a leader who

  • Has a strong understanding of what makes an outstanding curriculum offer, and how to secure this
  • Is well organised and able to juggle the competing demands of leading a growing school roll and staff team,
  • Is a highly motivated individual with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Is naturally collaborative in style but who can take difficult decisions when needed and provide direction.

What the school offers its staff

We offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits, please visit: http://satrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/SAT-Employee-Benefits-September-2022.pdf

Further details about the role

The Spencer Academies Trust exists to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real-life choices. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for our learners. Our core values of Aspiration, Responsibility and Partnership reflect our vision and aim for all Trust schools.

Applicants will be expected to share our Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for students and employees. If you are excited by the prospect of working with us, want to know more about the type of professional we are looking for and what we can offer, please visit www.satrust.com

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About Highfields Spencer Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
183 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
07929 182928

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be the Principal of a thriving and expanding primary school located between Findern and Mickleover, and 4 miles south west of Derby. This position offers the chance to work with: • A diverse and inclusive school at the centre of a newly built community • A body of children who are happy and who enjoy coming to school • A visionary, successful and outward facing MAT We opened in September 2020, in a brand new building, initially housing nursery and reception age children only. We now have classes from nursery to year 3 and will be accommodating all year groups by summer 2026. We pride ourselves on our ‘Rainbow’ values of ‘respect, achieve, inspire, nurture, belong, open and well-being’. Our recent Ofsted report celebrated our strengths in a number of areas which were graded as good. Our principal is relocating for September 2023 so we are looking for an experienced and inspiring individual who can oversee the next phase of our journey towards outstanding when we are next inspected.

Arranging a visit to Highfields Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nicola.kemp@satrust.com.

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