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Headteacher at Northampton International Academy

Scale/Salary: £72,306 - £103,334 (L24 – L38)

Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 27 March 2020, 5pm

Interviews: Week commencing 20 April 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 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 guide our academy in its next stage of development and continue the journey of shaping NIA into a centre of excellence.

Your effective leadership will bring people together and ultimately make NIA a high performing member of our Trust.

This is a chance to lead one of the biggest schools.   We are looking for a leader to maximise the opportunities in order to create a unique educational experience.

It’s an exciting challenge, for which we require an exceptional professional.  Already a senior leader, you will be able to demonstrate an impressive record of success and a high level of tenacity and initiative.

East Midlands Academy Trust is looking for a Headteacher who will:

  • Be an outstanding leader, who is able to articulate the vision for the academy and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it
  • Have a clear vision and determination to build and achieve excellence
  • 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 visits to 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.  

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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EMAT teaching Employment Application Form new version Jan 2019 25th Apr 2019 Download
NIA Headteacher Recruitment Pack Final 02nd Mar 2020 Download
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