Academy 360

  • Group 7 L24 – L39 £83,081 - £118,732
  • Sunderland / North East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

The Trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational, values led individual as the new Principal to start September 2024 or earlier if possible.  This full-time role is an excitinG opportunity to lead this inclusive Academy into the next stage of its development as an inclusive, cross phase provider in Sunderland.

The successful candidate will possess the vision, knowledge, experience and tenacity to enable the entire Academy community to move forward together. They will be skilled in engaging staff, children, parents and carers in your vision for the academy.

They will be a leader with high expectations, a deep commitment to inclusion and community connection and an in- depth knowledge and understanding of current educational priorities in all key stages.

An innovative leader with the highest standards of professionalism, the successful candidate will have a proven record of effective school leadership experience gained as a Principal or Vice Principal, preferably in more than one school.  They will possess the interpersonal skills to inspire and develop individuals and teams, and the ability to raise educational standards in all aspects of school life. Our new Principal will have the ability to work with governors and other stakeholders, undertake strategic planning, resource management and curriculum development.

About the school

Academy 360

Academy 360 is Sunderland’s first purpose-built all through school, offering transformative education in a community that has experienced long term disadvantage and challenge.  The Academy is a proud member of Laidlaw Schools Trust, an inclusive multi academy trust which specialises in raising aspirations in disadvantaged communities in the North East of England. Whilst the Trust shares common values and some aspects of aligned practice/ approach across its academies, each is a distinctive institution serving their unique community.

Academy 360 is a coeducational, 4-16 Academy which joined Laidlaw Schools Trust in 2018.  The Academy was judged as Good in all areas by Ofsted in 2020. We have increasing applications for the academy in Reception and Year 7 and our Hub or pupils with Special Educational Needs is always very popular.

To find out more about the Trust, the School, the role, benefits and application process please visit: and download our Candidate Information Pack, Job Description, Person Specification and Online Application Form.

The closing date for applications is noon Monday 4th March 2024.

Applications should be returned to

Interviews will take place Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March 2024

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.

An online search will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and candidates will have the chance to discuss any issues of concern that may arise during this search at interview.

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