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Principal - Bede Academy (North)

Principal - Bede Academy (North)


Leadership Scale: L28 – L39 D.O.S.E


A school where character counts: Our unique ethos demands a unique leader.

Bede Academy is Emmanuel Schools Foundation’s first 3-18 school and opened in September 2009 with Nursery, Primary provision and Secondary provision across two sites in Blyth on the Northumberland coast.

Nearly 10 years on, and at the heart of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, at Bede Academy (North) we pride ourselves on offering an excellent secondary education as part of an all-through Academy with a Christian ethos to 11-18 year olds. With a particular emphasis on business, ICT and enterprise, we have a large and expanding sixth form and a unique inclusion policy. Rated as “Good” at our last Ofsted inspection, your inspiring leadership will take us to the next level.

Leading and managing this Christian-ethos Secondary Academy where character counts, you will build on our high standards of behaviour, appearance and attitude. In particular, we will look to you to raise ambition and attainment for every one of our 1300 students. At the same time, and working closely with the Principal of Primary Years, you will coach and mentor your team so they too can achieve their full potential, and will be an exemplar of best practice and imaginative thinking.

A committed and practicing Christian with a genuine love for children and young people you will also be a high-achieving graduate and qualified teacher with substantial secondary leadership experience. This will have given you deep understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies, proven ability to lead staff development, and real passion for improving lives and outcomes. Whether you already have experience as a Head Teacher or are currently a Deputy seeking an exciting role for your first Headship; above all, you will be ready to take your next step – and are poised to bring your vision to life.

For an application pack and further information, please visit

Or call Mrs Jeanette Seagrave on 01405 813 000 to arrange an informal conversation with the Executive Principal, Mr Jonathan Winch.

Application deadline: 4:00pm, Friday 30 November 2018

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted during early December.

Emmanuel Schools Foundation and Bede Academy (North) take their responsibility for safeguarding children very seriously and successful applications will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS, along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.



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