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Deputy Principal

Stanground Academy
Location: Peterborough | Job type: Permanent | Salary: Competitive salary based on skills and experience

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, energetic and resilient Deputy Principal to our Senior Leadership Team.


Required from September 2018

Competitive salary based on skills and experience


Closing date: 1 May 2018 at midnight

About the role

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team at one of our largest academies, recently judged ‘good’ by Ofsted and with ambitions to achieve even more. You will be an exceptional leader with a strong track record of school improvement.

This post could be an ideal springboard to Headship.  In return for dedicated support on our school improvement journey, we are happy to help aspirant Heads achieve the qualifications and experience they need to reach their goal. As a Senior Leader in a Greenwoods Academies Trust Academy, you will have excellent CPD and a network of expert support.

About you
We’re looking for a leader who has:

  • the drive and passion to ensure significant improvements in the performance of all pupils
  • an effective management style to encourage innovation and confidence amongst staff
  • strong organisational skills and a relentless pursuit to instil strategies to improve behaviour and raise standards
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • vision, passion and a proven record in school improvement and an enthusiasm for teaching
  • high values and expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • great teamwork and leadership skills
  • values the contribution of parents and the wider community
  • a team player who can lead and support work across our Trust

About us

The Stanground Academy, part of the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT), is situated in Peterborough, one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, and is transforming the life chances of its pupils by ensuring that every child can succeed, despite the challenges they may face. We aim to ensure that every pupil receives the best education possible in a stimulating environment which facilitates good learning. The academy staff are motivated and committed to achieving the highest standards.

The Trust will provide support and challenge reporting to the Education Director and engaging with our specialist Senior Education Advisers.

The £23million state-of-the-art building boasts facilities which are arguably some of the best in the county including two sports halls, numerous outdoor pitches, a dance studio and its own sports centre.

In return

You will be well supported by a committed SLT and staff team, our pupils and GAT. As a well-established multi academy trust, GAT has a track record of helping to raise standards in areas of deprivation and provides centralised services and support to enable staff to focus on teaching. Working for GAT you can be assured that you will be contributing to helping support our mission to enable every child to do their best.  All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and

are supported by the expertise within the Education Support Team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.  As a GAT employee you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the GAT Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth. 

Visits to our academy are warmly welcomed; please contact Pauline Poli, PA to the Principal, on 01733 821430 or email

To discuss the post further please contact our Education Director, Tom Campbell on Tom.Campbell@greenwood 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

TO APPLY please email a completed application form to stating the job reference in your email.



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