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Associate Principal, L23 - L27: £72,497 - £79,958 pa, Closing Date 16/5/22

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Required for September 2022

The Kenton Schools Academy Trust, formed in 2014, is a growing, passionate Trust in the North East of England. Our eyes are firmly fixed on providing the best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally.

Students are at the centre of everything we do. Through collaboration, every aspect of our work is of high quality. Our academies deliver an ambitious and inclusive curriculum that enables all students to excel academically and socially.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader of a  good or outstanding school who wants to take  the next career step toward becoming a principal.

As an experienced and inspiring leader, the Associate Principal will play a critical role in continuing to build the Trust in its next phase of development.

The Associate Principal will provide support to the Principal and Executive Principal to lead school improvement across the secondary schools in the Trust. This model of leadership is successful in building leadership capacity within multi-academy trusts. The Trust is morally driven and highly ambitious to make the right decisions in the interest of our students. We are determined not to progress the status quo with our academies and would expect the appointee to be play an important role in planning our future landscape. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a relentless focus on ensuring that our students receive the very best experience in teaching and learning in every classroom, so that each one of them can achieve the outcomes their potential predicts is possible.

  • Lead at a senior level to enhance the work of Principals in raising outcomes through improvements to the quality of teaching and learning.

  • Have the drive and determination to successfully collaborate in creating a culture of high expectations that raise standards. 

  • Lead a strand of the trust IMPACT improvement model.

  • Work closely with the Principals and Executive Principal and be a member of the Trust’s Management Team.

In return we will offer:

  • The opportunity to join us at an exciting time working at either Kenton School – a vibrant and inclusive large secondary school, or Studio West - one of the most successful studio schools in the country.

  • Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

  • Access to on site gym facilities.

  • Fantastically resourced schools with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19.

  • A resettlement scheme of up to £6000.

The role will enable you to further build the school improvement skills required to lead a successful academy, as well as the interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills needed to positively engage all Trust and academy stakeholders. 

You will be accountable to the Executive Principal for school improvement. 

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Lee Kirtley, Executive Principal via 

How to apply:

To apply you can either complete the online form via selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form following the link below and return it to

Closing date: 12.00 Noon 16 May 2022

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).


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