Principal Stansfield Academy, Exeter

Job description

Glendinning House Academy plans to open to students in September 2020.
We are a school for children aged from 7 to 19 (key stage 2 to key stage 5) with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum. Initially we will open with up to 48 places for children, growing to 120 students over the first 4/5 years; this will include 12 sixth form places. Our students will all have Education, Health and Care Plans with a primary needs of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Glendinning House Academy will provide a personalised supportive environment with a curriculum set in the context of nature. Students will use outdoor learning to access the National Curriculum, developing communication, interaction, social and emotional skills. Working in partnership with our students, and their parents/carers, Glendinning House Academy will support our students academically and in their journey to independence. These partnerships will play a vital role in ensuring our students enjoy, succeed and achieve.
You will be responsible for leading, managing and inspiring the school, ensuring all children/young people referred to the school and employees in the school achieve their full potential in an inclusive and safe environment in accordance with local and statutory policies and guidance.
At Wave we have a strong vision and four core principles, to lead, empower, achieve and drive, that as a Principal you will be expected to embody in your working practices.
Wave Multi Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children, young people and staff and any successful candidates will be expected to undergo a successful enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.
For an informal discussion, please contact Clare Barden, Executive Principal, Wave Multi Academy Trust –
For an application pack: please use link on our website
or email

Salary: L15 – L25,
Start date: April 2020
Responsible to: Executive Principal– Wave MAT

The closing date for applications: 31/10/2019
Interviews will take place: tbc

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status, NPQH desirable

Essential skills and experience

Substantial experience in main stream/special school, AP Academy or PRU;
Personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
Evidence of an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity;
Reflective practice and reflexivity;
Evidence of regular initiative taking;
Robust self management skills with regard to problem solving;
Experience of successfully working with children with SEBD;
Proven record of behaviour management;
Experience of working with disaffected children either in a special or main-stream setting;
Proven ability to successfully teach a range of subjects at different key stages;
Knowledge of Performance Management and the ability to set and monitor appropriate targets;
Ability to use ICT to a professional standard;
Working knowledge of primary and secondary nation strategies

About Stansfield Academy

Falcon Road, Exeter, EX2 7LB
Not Applicable