Principal - North Gosforth Academy

Come to work in a thriving community. The Gosforth Group is a multi-academy trust consisting of four schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy, North Gosforth Academy and Jesmond Park Academy) committed to providing a superb education for students from Year 5 through to Year 13.  In the next few years two new schools will open – Gosforth Great Park Academy [y5 to 11] and Callerton Academy [y7 to 11].

North Gosforth Academy is an increasingly successful school which joined the MAT after several years of school to school support following an Ofsted inspection where it was rated ‘Inadequate’. 

At North Gosforth Academy, we are well positioned to move from strength to strength. The teamwork and dedication of all staff is helping to ensure that all students can ‘Create their future!’

We are seeking an inspirational, dynamic and industrious Principal to join an exciting phase of the Academy’s and MAT’s development. You will work guided by the MAT Executive team and in close partnership with your fellow principals at our other schools.

What we need:

  • An outstanding leader whose professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm are always manifest
  • The ability to ensure the highest standards of behaviour, mutual respect and attendance
  • An organised, digitally competent person, able to formulate and secure school improvement 
  • A passion for strategic leadership
  • The ability to secure excellent achievement across all key stages
  • An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
  • Consistently high expectations of pupils and yourself
  • A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum
  • A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Complete commitment to the core values of the Gosforth Group

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A Sixth form with considerable future potential
  • A school with its community at heart
  • Low cost membership of our gym and excellent sports facilities

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

We are absolutely committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. 

We hope you’ll visit our websites to find out more about us.

Visits will take place on the following dates:

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th November 2020

To apply:         

Please refer to the Applicant letter for full details of how to apply

Closing date for applications:

12 noon on Friday 20th November 2020


Monday 23rd November 2020

Interview dates:

Wednesday 2nd December and Thursday 3rd December 2020