Principal and Executive Head of School

Keynsham, Bristol
Wellsway School
Full Time
£102,157 - £117,197 FTE
19th March 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
20th April 2021 11:59 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2021
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1138693

Principal and Executive Head of School

L37 –L43 (£102,157 - £117,197 FTE)

Wellsway School and IKB Academy, Keynsham, South East Bristol

Are you an exceptional leader looking for the opportunity to take on a unique, career-defining role that involves combining the leadership of a school with executive support for an Academy?

Then the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust has the ideal opportunity for you.

Situated in a large, semi-rural setting in Keynsham, and with great transport links, Wellsway School is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive that shares a site with the IKB Academy - a purpose built 14-19 STEM studio school with excellent state-of-the-art facilities. Both are part of the well-established Wellsway Multi Academy Trust that runs 13 schools across the West of England.

Right now, we are seeking an outstanding school leader who’s looking to further their strategic leadership experience by combining the role of principal with that of an executive leader. Join us and, as part of the wider trust leadership team, you will be encouraged not only to contribute to school improvement work across the trust, but also work closely with the two primary phase schools that share our large and thriving campus.

This truly is a rare chance to take on a role with a unique portfolio that will enable you to broaden your leadership experience while retaining a substantive principal role. Accordingly, you will need an impressive track record to date and a genuine desire to help shape the future of our schools and their students.

In return we’ll offer you:

  • A competitive salary plus excellent benefits package
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • The chance to work with a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • A full and varied CPD programme offering teaching and leadership development
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across our multi-academy trust

The benefits on offer include a pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and a cycle to work scheme.

To apply

Read the JD/PS and Candidate Information Pack. Click on apply to be redirected to the Trust’s recruitment jobsite to apply online before the closing date.

Application deadline: 23:59 Tuesday 20th April 2021

Interviews to be held: 27 to 29 April 2021

No agencies please.

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.


Safeguarding Statement:

Wellsway School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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