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Deputy headteacher at NIA

Scale/Salary: Competitive  

Start date: September 2020  

Contract type: Full Time  

Contract term: Permanent 

Responsible to: Headteacher 

Closing date: Friday 22nd May 2020, 5pm   

Interviews: Week commencing 25th May 2020 

NIA is an all-through Free School for pupils aged 4 to 19 situated in the centre of Northampton, with an eventual capacity of 2,220 pupils compromising 420 primary, 1500 secondary and 300 post-16 pupils.  
We are looking for an exceptional, committed Deputy Headteacher with a proven record in educational leadership to share our ambition and strategic vision to build upon the Ofsted ’good’ rating (July 2019). Your energy and enthusiasm will inspire, challenge and empower all members of the school in achieving the vision, and fostering an environment in which learning thrives.  
Having opened our doors in September 2016, the academy has expanded annually reaching capacity in full by 2022.  The successful candidate will work closely with the leadership team to drive the academy in its next stage of development and continue the journey of shaping NIA into a centre of excellence.  
This is a chance to be part of one of the biggest schools 
East Midlands Academy Trust is looking for a Deputy Headteacher who will:

  • Support the Headteacher in delivery of the school vision, for all learners. 
  • Dynamic leader with strong leadership skills. 
  • Inspire and motivate children and staff, ensuring all are valued and supported to be the best they can be
  • Be passionate about making a difference for every child  
  • Maintain and develop the excellent relationships between the staff, governors, parents and the wider community  
  • Work closely with the Trust and its academies  

In return, we are able to offer:

  • A ‘good’ school which has a wide range of high quality provision within and beyond the curriculum.  
  • Well behaved students who are highly motivated.  
  • You will be supported by a dedicated and committed team of staff, including a strong leadership team.
  • A school that is respected in the community.  
  • Support from cross Trust systems and school improvement leaders.
  • Stable, effective, established systems for a wide range of processes.  

We welcome enquiries and are happy to arrange informal, confidential discussions or a virtual tour of the academy.  Should you be interested, please contact Hena Mahmood on 07711 925992 or email  
If you are interested in this vacancy, we would like to hear from you.  In order to consider your application in full please download an application form and submit together with a supporting statement setting out why you feel that you are suitable for this role.  Please ensure this statement contains evidence of measurable impact of your leadership and achievements.  

You can download a recruitment pack below.   
The closing date for applications is Thursday 21st May 2020, and interviews will be held week commencing 25th May 2020.

Completed applications to be returned to   
All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.  All positions will involve appropriate checks and an enhanced DBS check. 


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