Orchard Mead Academy, Leicester, Leicestershire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £72,305 to £104,367

Job description

Orchard Mead Academy, The Mead Educational Trust
Salary: Group 7
Start date: negotiable

‘Making a positive difference’.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Orchard Mead Academy and The Mead Educational Trust which has a national profile for excellence in teaching, leadership and student outcomes.

Based in a modern, state-of-the-art setting, Orchard Mead has much to commend. First and foremost – its community, which is impassioned and supportive. Alongside them is a talented team that is prepared and ready to be stretched and enthusiastic students that have a thirst for knowledge.

Since joining the trust (as a sponsor-led academy), the entire team has worked with great commitment and effort to move the school positively forward. As our new principal, you will give us the additional capacity and direction required to truly fly.

We are looking for an ambitious, collaborative and visible leader with a strong moral purpose – an inspirational figurehead who will hold an enduring commitment to our young people. You’ll undoubtedly have a proven track record of school improvement, but above all you’ll be willing to embrace new ideas and work collaboratively within our trust to realise sustainable, positive change for our academy and beyond.

To aid this improvement journey, you will have access to a unique blend of resources and talent pooled from a high-performing multi-academy trust. Whether you are an existing Principal who has led a school to great success or a talented Vice Principal ready to make the step up, what is crucial is that you are utterly relentless in your pursuit of excellence and you have a real grasp on what structures need to be in place to underpin sustainable improvement.

In return, we can offer unparalleled support within a successful and growing organisation, that will enable you to build an outstanding academy at the heart of a family of schools. The culture within our trust compels, empowers and challenges leaders to be influential and impassioned educationalists. If you think you would like to join us on this journey, we’d love to hear from you.

More information is included in our recruitment pack, and please contact us for answers to any questions or queries.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 1st April 2020
Interviews: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th April 2020

Please note: This role is being managed by a third party: Propelo.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified teacher status
• Evidence of commitment to further professional development

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status
• Evidence of commitment to further professional development

Essential skills and experience

• At least two years recent senior leadership and/or Headship experience in a good or outstanding school – or a school that is on a significant improvement journey
• Teaching experience at KS3-KS4
• Successful implementation of strategies for raising achievement including strategies for ensuring effective teaching and assessment
• Managing significant change effectively, and ensuring a smooth transitional process
• Promotion of high levels and support of attainment of all students including the more able students and those with special educational needs

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1135 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Orchard Mead Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Orchard Mead Academy

Orchard Mead Academy is a culturally diverse comprehensive school with approximately 1200 students situated in the North East of Leicester and is part of The Mead Educational Trust (TMET). The Trust is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. It provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each Academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.

School location

Keyham Lane West, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 1RT