Principal, Sutton Community Academy
Start date: 1 January 2021
You won’t just transform our academy. You’ll transform our students’ lives.
You could wait a lifetime for a challenge like this to appear again. Sutton Community Academy has exceptional potential, but we need an exceptional leader to take us there. Having been placed in Serious Weaknesses, we recognise that the only way is up – but we also believe that with you at the helm, the sky’s the limit.
At the heart of the Academy Transformation Trust, we deliver the best possible education to young people from relatively deprived urban backgrounds. We can’t boast extensive outside space or all the facilities you might find in another academy. We can boast a closely-knit, welcoming and passionate teaching team, students who want to make something of their lives, and a place at the very centre of the local community.
In short, we’re an ambitious academy and we need an equally visionary Principal. We’re currently investing significantly in our school theatre, which is a focal point for local activities, but we regard you as the most important investment we’ll ever make.
Let us be perfectly clear: we’re not just looking for another Principal and we’re not just looking for rapid improvement. As our trust’s name makes clear, we want you to deliver transformation: of the way we teach and learn, of our extensive academic, vocational and leisure programmes, and above all of the way our students see themselves and their futures.
Your dedication will make them realise that education is the key to success in life, and that with the right attitudes, skills and qualifications anyone can transcend their circumstances. In return, we offer 38 leadership development pathways to give you the ongoing professional development you need to become the school leader you’ve always wanted to be. What’s more, once you’ve made your mark on Sutton Community Academy – and more broadly on an entire region of Nottinghamshire – we have a wealth of other schools that could benefit from your imagination and integrity as a member of the Trust’s senior management team.
If you’re a seasoned school leader with an appetite to become much, much more, this is your chance to shine and take us all the way to Outstanding.
Closing Date: Monday 6th July 2020, 9am.
Sutton Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.