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Principal - The de Ferrers Academy


The de Ferrers Academy

Salary £100k per annum

We are looking for an experienced Principal to lead this next chapter of The de Ferrers Academy’s journey. You will commit to the vision of the Trust:

To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

You will expect children to aspire and achieve. As a creative and tenacious leader, you will build consistent levels of excellence and deliver great results across the whole school.

You will be proud to lead The de Ferrers Academy and inspire that pride in your colleagues and pupils. It has a wonderful tradition and is a unique setting, providing quality education for 2200 students across three campuses, including a new, modern Sixth Form campus in Burton-upon-Trent.

You will be an established secondary leader, with a strong track record as a headteacher in different settings.  You will have the skill and vision to realise the huge potential of education. You take overall responsibility for the performance of the academy. To do this well you will need to learn quickly, develop strong structures and provide clear strategic direction to the talented staff team. In turn, you will be supported by the Chief Executive and Director of Education.    

There is already much to be proud of at The de Ferrers Academy, but room to grow in pursuit of excellence. As we enter the next phase of our development, we need to build on successes and embrace future challenges.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful teaching and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve.  We have a close and developing relationship with Ambition Institute, among other partners, and we have a variety of opportunities for development.


The annual salary for this important role is £100k p.a.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact the Chief Executive of The de Ferrers Trust, Ian McNeilly, at or on 07742 298143.  

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy office.

Closing date: 14th June 2019

Interviews will take place over a 2-day period week commencing 24th June 2019

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date and sent to


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.