Role: Principal – Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

Posted: Date: February 1st 2018

Salary: We offer a competitive salary depending on experience

Location: Portslade, Brighton

Job start date: September 2018

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday 7th of March 2018

Interview date: Interviews (2 days) will be held on 20th and 21st of March

Contract term: Permanent

“Parents describe the support their children receive as ‘absolutely fantastic’.”

Ofsted Inspection Report December 2016

Looking for your next significant challenge in a successful, growing community school?

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is a thriving 11-19 school rated Good by Ofsted (2016). Our results have been consistently improving for over three years and our Progress 8 score (0.3) is now the second highest in the city. Recognised as Brighton’s Most Improved School in the local media in 2017, our KS3 student intake grew over 80% year on year in 2017, and is set for further significant growth in 2018.

Aldridge Education is a charitable trust working in different regions across England where the opportunities and prospects for young people are often most limited, and where the introduction of our entrepreneurial approach to education can have most benefit.

Principal vacancy Portslade Aldridge Community AcademyWe are a values-driven organisation with a commitment to non-selective, inclusive schools, providing children and young people with an exceptional educational experience. Our goal is that, by the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice.

The defining characteristic of our trust is that the primary leadership of each school comes from its Principal, who shapes the distinct identity of their school within the community and the MAT. As Principal you will also benefit from the support of the Executive Principal for our South East schools and the Local Governing Committee.

You can find out more about our academies, support and resources on this website.

If you are an experienced leader with a record of excellence and able to demonstrate passion, determination, creativity and excellent team working skills we would like to hear from you.

We offer a competitive salary depending on experience. We are keen to consider professionals looking for their first headship or candidates with headship experience.

Please click on these links to download the Job Description, a covering letter from our Chief Executive, Chris Tweedale, and our Application form. To apply, please send your application form, along with a covering letter, to

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion with Andrew Weymouth, our Education Director, please contact No agencies please.

Shortlisted candidates must be available to attend on both interview days.

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