Please note – Thomas Deacon Education Trust withhold the right to withdraw the advert and/or interview suitable candidates before the specified closing date.
Queen Katharine Academy is an award winning, growing and vibrant, multi-cultural school based in the north of Peterborough. Following the promotion of the existing Principal we are now looking to appoint a dynamic and forward-looking leader who has the requisite drive, skills and experience to lead the Academy through the next stage of its development.
The academy currently educates almost 1600 pupils aged 11-19 and prides itself as an inclusive centre of educational excellence, rooted in its community. Staff at Queen Katharine are committed to providing an education that transforms lives and gives all our pupils the opportunities they deserve, regardless of where they are from or their personal starting points. The academy wants our pupils to learn how to change their own lives and those of others, to change the future and to shape society and the world.
Queen Katharine Academy is proud to be part of Thomas Deacon Education Trust, a MAT dedicated to raising educational outcomes across a range of primary and secondary phase schools and academies in Peterborough and the surrounding area. This locally-based trust allows us to share expertise with a variety of like-minded schools and ensures we provide the best possible opportunities for our pupils. There is a strong central Trust staff infrastructure that significantly supports all educational and business services for the academy.
The successful candidate will bring significant expertise and experience from a relevant education setting and a proven track record of positive impact in a variety of leadership roles. You will have experience of raising standards in teaching and learning, strategic planning, financial management and staff recruitment and development and understand the criticality of building school culture where all members of the school community can thrive. You will have exceptional communications skills, allowing you to build strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents and those with local governance roles, as well as with key external stakeholders.
If you think you have the qualities necessary to take on this challenging but ultimately rewarding role and you believe wholeheartedly in raising the aspiration and successfully changing the lives of our pupils, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The Trust offers:
· Excellent salary package and Teachers’ pension scheme.
· Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
· Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
· An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
· An inclusive and collaborative approach.
· A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
· An actively supportive Academy Committee and Trust leadership.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.