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Salary: £90,379 - £106,176 pa to commence from September 2022


Closing Date: Midday, Monday 21st March 2022

Interviews will take place: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th April 2022


New College Durham Academies Trust, (NCDAT) is seeking to appoint an exceptional, highly aspirational, dynamic leader with a strong, proven track record of sustained school improvement to join us as our Principal at North Durham Academy.


NCDAT is currently experiencing a period of transformational change. The successful applicant will have the support of a committed newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and Academy Trust Board to develop, deliver and lead on NCDAT’s vision and strategy – forging productive partnerships which support the long-term future of our highly ambitious MAT.


Ideally, you will be a current Headteacher who wants to make a bigger difference or an experienced Senior Leader able to demonstrate significant and successful school improvement. You should place Students First in every decision you make, with the sole intention of improving their future life chances, irrespective of background or starting point.


Our Trust is defined by our core values of Inclusion, Progression and Excellence in all that we do. This is a rare leadership opportunity for an individual to make their mark and contribute to securing NCDAT as an educational influencer both regionally and nationally.


As an experienced professional, you will be able to demonstrate strategic leadership, coupled with excellent people management skills. Your track record and engaging personality will be such that it gains the immediate respect of staff, students and parents/carers alike. You will be able to demonstrate extensive staff development experience and expertise. Most importantly, you will have a passion for education and students’ learning, with the determination to make a positive difference and commitment to continuous improvement across the Trust.


North Durham Academy (NDA)is in the heart of the community it serves. Currently, we have approximately 1000 students on rollwith a growing school roll and 1500(PAN). Through placing Students First,we aim to deliver the very best educational experience to our students from before joining us in Year 7, right through to leaving us in Year 11, having achieved their potential.


NDA received its last Ofsted Inspection in October 2018, where we were judged as Requiring Improvement. Since then we have taken decisive action and made significant investment to improve in all areas. Our purpose is clear; we are looking for an outstanding, motivated and inspirational leader who can demonstrate an immediate impact.


The successful candidate will be financially astute and possess the skills to interpret and use data to drive performance with rigorous quality assurance. As a champion for the welfare and behaviour of students, you will ensure our caring culture is maintained. You should also be a positive communicator who is able to engage parents/carers whilst motivating staff and students.


Interested candidates who would like to arrange a visit or have a preliminary discussion with Mrs Linda Rodham (CEO) can email our HR Team at hr@ncdat.org.uk whereupon a convenient date and time will be arranged.

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit https://www.ncdat.org.uk or Vacancies | North Durham Academy Completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources via email to hr@ncdat.org.uk CVs will not be accepted

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