Secondary Academy Principal (Headteacher) and School Improvement Executive

University Of Brighton Academies Trust, Brighton, BN1 8AF

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  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2022

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Teachers’ Leadership Scale L34-40 (£94,914-£109,914)

Secondary Academy Principal (Headteacher) and School Improvement Executive job summary

Secondary Principal and School Improvement Executive 

Are you looking to take your next step towards an executive role, now or from September 2022?

Help us take our next steps by contributing to the leadership and future development of our ambitious and well-regarded Trust.

Are you an exceptional secondary Principal / Headteacher? Are you keen to develop your skills and knowledge and to broaden your experience as part of your progression towards an executive role, but thrive on being able to directly impact day-to-day on your students’ life chances? 

This exciting new role offers you just that: the opportunity to lead one of our secondary academies, combined with the chance to play a key role our School Improvement team and to have significant impact cross-Trust.

Initially, pending appointment to a Principal vacancy, you will be based full-time in the Trust's School Improvement team, bringing your knowledge, insights and leadership experience to support improving academies or senior leadership teams to add capacity and mentor and coach senior colleagues. As a Principal of one of our secondary academies, you will then continue to support cross Trust improvement initiatives an average of 1 - 2 days per week: your ongoing School Improvement Executive role provides an excellent opportunity you to continue to develop and demonstrate successful contribution to the Trust, as well as to grow our senior leaders ready for their next roles and to ensure we retain the very best people.

Our successful candidate will have substantial experience of secondary education and demonstrable success as a school leader. You will be a highly effective communicator who operates with high integrity and is a positive role model for all: it’s essential we take our staff, pupils and local communities us on our journey.

This is a great time to join the University of Brighton Academies Trust as we mature as an organisation, seek to grow in a modest and planned way and to maintain our reputation as a quality regional provider.

Initially you will work on a hybrid basis with your office base being the Trust’s Brighton office.

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About University Of Brighton Academies Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. 

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for its Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.

The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Find out more

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Dylan Davies, Executive Director of School Improvement by email: d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk 

Closing date: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Selection and interviews: Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 February 2022

Starting date: April or September 2022

​The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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