Primary Principal

Mill Field Primary School

Salary: £75,000, + access to a PRP scheme

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Accountable to: Trust Executive Principal and the Local Accountability Board (LAB)

The White Rose Academies Trust – leading the way in Education!


This role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the rapidly improving White Rose Academies Trust on its journey to World Class.


Mill Field Primary School is a vibrant, friendly and ambitious school, proud to be at the heart of a truly diverse and supportive community. The foundation of the school is built upon the employment of great professionals, an engaged and supportively challenging governing body and wonderful pupils.


The role of Principal of Mill Field Primary School provides a first class career opportunity to lead a vibrant school through academisation, a significant programme of capital investment and enables the successful applicant to create their own vision in partnership with a highly proactive and supportive Trust.

In addition, this career defining role also enables the successful applicant to play a key part in the Trust’s primary growth strategy and enjoy the future career opportunities that this strategy will present.

We believe the school is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious education professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented leadership teams in the country.

Core Purpose of the Principal:


The Principal is accountable for all aspects of the educational outcomes and welfare of students within the school, being responsible overall for ensuring educational success within the wider framework of relevant national legislation, best practice and the values and vision of the school.


Job Description:


In selecting a Principal for this career defining role, we are looking for an outstanding leader who is able to articulate a vision for the school and who will inspire and empower others to share in the achievement of this vision. The successful candidate will be driven by a commitment to create the best educational opportunities for young people, to raise aspirations and transform lives.


Overall purpose of the post of Principal:

In line with, and building on the Trust’s vision, the Principal will:

  • Lead by example, articulating clear values and moral purpose, and focusing on providing excellent education for all pupils.

  • Be committed to supporting each child through their learning journey from 3 - 11 and beyond.

  • Develop positive external relationships at a local and strategic level, in partnership with the Trust and others, to promote the continued development of the school, as a central resource for the community.

  • Develop a high-quality curriculum comprised of academic excellence and vocational creativity.

  • Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their skills and knowledge.

  • Be a role model for all in our community.

  • To create and manage a complex institution.

  • To recognise and develop sustainable commercial opportunities.

The Trust provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.


Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020 - 10am

Shortlisting Date: Monday 30th November 2020 - 12pm onwards

Invitation to Interview: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Interview Day 1 : Monday 7th December 2020

Interview Day 2 : Tuesday 8th December 2020

Confirmation of appointment: Friday 11th December 2020

Start date: Monday 19th April 2021 (or sooner by negotiation)

To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org by the closing date of Monday 30th November 2020 - 10am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.


PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US.



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