Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU

Principal of Kenton School

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Full time

£102,159-£117,197 (Subject to pay award) (Starting Salary negotiable)

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Required January 2023

Northern Leaders Trust (NLT) is a progressive and ambitious multi-academy-trust and we are looking for a dynamic, experienced and inspiring leader to play a critical role in continuing our mission to establish Kenton School as a good school.

As Kenton School’s Principal you will not only model high-quality leadership, you will also have the drive and determination to work across the Trust.

You should be able to demonstrate a proven track-record of school improvement as a senior leader either at Principal or Vice Principal level, the ability to successfully motivate and develop teams, leading and implementing change, plus the professional credibility to positively engage all stakeholders.

Accountable to the Executive Principal and the Trust, you will be responsible for developing the shared vision and strategic plan for Kenton School, which has a large and diverse population of students and sits at the heart of the community.

If your values align with ours and you have a passion to ensure that all students across our schools achieve their potential, whatever their barriers, background or social status, you can expect our full support and a generous rewards package which includes:

• Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme

• Access to on site gym facilities

• A commitment to flexible working approaches and staff wellbeing

• Fantastically resourced school building with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19 and free on-site parking

• A resettlement scheme of up to £6000, subject to conditions.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Lee Kirtley, Executive Principal (

To apply, please download an application pack at

Closing date for applications - 9 am, 17th October 2022

Interview dates: 19th and 20th October 2022


Closing date:

17 October 2022

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