Principal – St. Aldhelm’s Academy

Satis Education

  • Grade L27 – L31
  • Dorset / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Principal, St. Aldhelm’s Academy

Ambitions Academies Trust


Salary: Grade L27 – L31

Contract type: Permanent, full time

Location: Dorset


Ambitions Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Principal for St Aldhelm’s Academy to ensure that every day is a quality, safe, enjoyable and enriching day.

Ambitions Academies Trust was created in March 2012 and now operates with 6,100 students and 1000 members of staff.

We are fully inclusive and committed to transforming under-performing schools, especially those in disadvantaged communities, in line with our values of ‘Inclusivity, Integrity, Openness and Honesty’.

St Aldhelm’s Academy is a co-educational secondary school serving the Rossmore, Parkstone, Newtown, Wallisdown and Alderney areas of Poole and Dorset.

The school prides itself on its inclusive, student-centred community, where young people are empowered and central to driving change and shaping the future of the education that it delivers.

Their broad and balanced curriculum is based on high expectations allowing students to be challenged in achieving their academic potential whilst developing their confidence, resilience and communication to be able to apply these skills within everyday situations in life.

As Principal at St Aldhelm’s Academy, you will be responsible to the Director of Secondary Education for the operational leadership, internal organisation, management and control of the Academy.

You will work with the Director of Secondary Education to deliver a shared vision and school development plan to inspire and motivate pupils, staff and all members of the St Aldhelm’s community. Additionally, you will provide strong and effective leadership to ensure the direction of the academy meets its aims and targets.

Our ideal candidate will have successful experience in secondary school leadership with the ability to set high standards and evaluate data to plan and improve pupil outcomes.

You will also have demonstrable experience of making effective use of funding and other resources with strong financial planning and management skills.

Confidence, resilience and able to lead with integrity is key to the role. You will be committed to encouraging personal development and can inspire others within and beyond the school to believe in the fundamental importance and value of education in young people’s lives.

To find our more and register your interest for the role please visit

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Helen Stevenson on 07729 024631or

                  ·       The closing date for application is: Friday 19th April 2024 at 9:00am

                  ·       Initial interviews: Wednesday 24th April 2024 (remote)

                  ·       Final interviews will be held: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April 2024


Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to providing a safe, supportive and stimulating environment for all its pupils following Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidelines. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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