Principal - The Crescent Academy

The Crescent Academy, Pinewood Crescent, Meir, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6HZ
£64,417 - £74,615
26 Sep 2018
26 Oct 2018
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CrescentStrapLine_colourwbg.jpgThe Crescent Academy Vacancies


Pinewood Crescent, Meir, Stoke on Trent, ST3 6HZ

Age range: 3-11   Number on roll: 694

Executive Principal: Mr David Alston

Principal: Mrs Jackie Williams



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The Crescent Academy, Stoke on Trent.

Required for September 2019:


Principal Group 4 Primary School 3-11; range L21-27 NOR 695


“Enriching the lives of our children.”

The Crescent Academy is a warm and friendly school and places its nurturing ethos at the core of its daily life. It is a school where achievement is high, due to the skill, hard work and professionalism of all of its employees. It is a school that adults and children are proud of.


Due to the retirement of both its Executive Principal and Principal, the Trustees are looking to appoint a highly experienced, innovative and visionary school leader who can build upon the many strengths of this very large, urban primary academy. Crescent is a stand-alone academy.

The new Principal will work alongside the governing body, leadership teams and staff, to develop and deliver a strategy for a prosperous future for the children, their parents and all staff.

Person Specification:

This role would suit a forward-thinking and dynamic school leader who has a successful track record in school leadership and is looking to develop their practice in a collaborative and supportive environment. The successful candidate will lead the strategic development of the school and will be an outstanding role model for all.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • NPQH is desirable
  • Substantial school leadership experience
  • A deep understanding of working in a high Pupil Premium school


We are looking for an excellent role model who can:

  • Develop and apply their vision for The Crescent Academy, through collaboration and with sensitivity.
  • Continue to develop a sustainable programme of leadership development.
  • Determine, implement and monitor the quality of teaching and learning across the academy.
  • Maintain a healthy budget balance whilst ensuring the efficient and effective deployment of high quality professionals and resources.
  • Empower the whole academy family to achieve success

In return, you will:

  • Lead a highly respected and valued primary academy
  • Be joining a strong, collaborative and dynamic family of professionals
  • Work in a school with high aspirations for all of its pupils and staff
  • Be provided with excellent support from the Governing Body
  • Receive a Teachers Pension and a highly competitive salary, negotiable according to experience and evidence based track record

Process and timescale

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th October 2018

Visit days: 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th October.

Long Listing: 5th November

Preparation for written task:  6th-16th November

Presentation of proposal to Governors: 26th or 27th November

Short Listing: 27th November

Interview Dates: 4th and 5th December


Applications forms can be found on our school website.  To arrange a school visit on one of the above days please contact the Principals’ PA, Rebecca Thorneycroft, on 01782 318145 or

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