We Are Seeking A New Principal

Principal – Orchard Mead Academy, The Mead Educational Trust 

Salary: Group 7

Start date: negotiable


‘Making a positive difference’.


It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Orchard Mead Academy and The Mead Educational Trust which has a national profile for excellence in teaching, leadership and student outcomes.

Based in a modern, state-of-the-art setting, Orchard Mead has much to commend. First and foremost – its community, which is impassioned and supportive. Alongside them is a talented team that is prepared and ready to be stretched and enthusiastic students that have a thirst for knowledge.

Since joining the trust (as a sponsor-led academy), the entire team has worked with great commitment and effort to move the school positively forward. As our new principal, you will give us the additional capacity and direction required to truly fly.

We are looking for an ambitious, collaborative and visible leader with a strong moral purpose – an inspirational figurehead who will hold an enduring commitment to our young people. You’ll undoubtedly have a proven track record of school improvement, but above all you’ll be willing to embrace new ideas and work collaboratively within our trust to realise sustainable, positive change for our academy and beyond.

To aid this improvement journey, you will have access to a unique blend of resources and talent pooled from a high-performing multi-academy trust. Whether you are an existing Principal who has led a school to great success or a talented Vice Principal ready to make the step up, what is crucial is that you are utterly relentless in your pursuit of excellence and you have a real grasp on what structures need to be in place to underpin sustainable improvement.

In return, we can offer unparalleled support within a successful and growing organisation, that will enable you to build an outstanding academy at the heart of a family of schools. The culture within our trust compels, empowers and challenges leaders to be influential and impassioned educationalists. If you think you would like to join us on this journey, we’d love to hear from you.

More information is included in our recruitment pack, and please contact us for answers to any questions or queries.

OMA Principal Recruitment Pack

Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 1st April 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th April 2020

11th March 2020