Rushden Primary Academy, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0YX

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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership L18-L24 £64,143-£74,295 PA

Principal job summary

Salary: Leadership L18-L24 £64,143-£74,295 PA

Shortlisted candidates will be informed on the 7th October, for day 1 interviews on the 10th October. There will be further shortlisting to a day 2 final panel interview on the 13th October.

We are looking for an experienced Principal or Deputy Principal to strengthen and lead the committed team of staff at Rushden Primary Academy through the next phase of their journey, ensuring the delivery of an engaging, broad and balanced curriculum. The academy enjoys a positive relationship with parents and so working effectively with the local community is essential to continue to raise the profile of the academy.

You will have support from the wider trust network of experts and have access to a huge range of informal support and professional development.

Are you a leader who:

  • Has relevant and up to date knowledge of teaching and learning strategies across the primary phase;
  • Is excited about working with colleagues to develop an aspirational 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, in particular middle leaders;
  • 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.

We are hoping for a start date of January 2023, depending on the successful candidate’s current position.

If you would like further information, to arrange an informal phone call or online teams meeting, please contact the academy’s Education Director, Vicci Godbold on:

In Return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

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About Rushden Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
364 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About us

Rushden Primary Academy is a GAT academy in Northampton. The academy is a welcoming and friendly school that delivers a rich and engaging curriculum to pupils from Reception to Year 6. Ofsted rated the academy as ‘Good’ in June 2018. The academy is set in large grounds with ample playground and field spaces for pupils to use. The building caters well for all pupils, providing quiet spaces for group work, a large well-resourced open plan library, a hall and dedicated rooms for more practical based work. Built in 2014, the light and airy spaces make the academy a pleasant place to learn. The academy has great potential for further development with an aspirational and committed leader at the helm! Pupils are well behaved and eager to learn. In return, staff are ambitious to build on their continuous commitment to raise outcomes for all and welcome professional development opportunities.

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