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Northampton, Northamptonshire
£53380 - £100000 per annum
Education and Training
Full Time

A rare and exciting Principal opportunity at a secondary school in Northampton. This role is suitable for an experienced Headteacher/Principal or a Head of School, Vice/Deputy Principal or Deputy Headteacher who is seeking career progression.

This school is a thriving and successful academy, with over 1300 pupils, in the heart of Northampton serving a large, diverse community. Their latest Ofsted report from November 2023 states that, ‘The school has high expectations of all pupils. Pupils are considerate, polite and courteous. Pupils know that teachers want the very best for them. This helps pupils to achieve well, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). There is a purposeful atmosphere around the school. In class, and around the school, pupils work diligently and behave very well.’

The trust is a network of academies with a geographical focus on Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire/Humberside and London. Their aim is to be the country’s leading Academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment. The Principal will be accountable to the Executive Principal and the Trust for ensuring the educational success of the Academy within the overall framework of relevant legislation, best practice and available resources.

The Executive Principal is seeking a Principal who –

  • has a Teaching qualification with QTS and a nationally recognised leadership certificate (i.e. NPQH or Teaching Leaders)
  • has experience in a secondary school or grammar school setting
  • has experience as a successful Principal or Head of School/Deputy Headteacher or Vice Principal
  • can provide clear evidence of successful management of whole school improvement strategies and effective school development planning
  • can provide clear evidence of having raised standards of achievement at all levels
  • has successful experience of curriculum leadership and development

School visits are encouraged and interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April.

If you are interested in finding out more about this incredible opportunity, please apply to arrange a confidential conversation at a time that is convenient for you.


Career Teachers are committed to negotiating a salary package that is fair and paid to scale. Salary will depend on experience.
Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to attend an interview with the client in person and give details for us to complete reference checks.
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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