City of Peterborough Academy

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly improving academy and lead the staff, pupils and community on its improvement journey.  With the support of the Trust, the successful candidate will transform the educational opportunities and life chances of its deserving pupils.

About Us

Our academy was opened in September 2013 by the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) after a £13.8m capital build. Based on Reeves Way in Peterborough, the academy has quickly grown from strength to strength. A dedicated team of staff aim to help support every child in reaching their full potential. In addition to this we have been described as a truly ‘inclusive school’ at our recent National Inclusion Quality Mark inspection, not only have we been recognised as an Inclusive School but also been awarded 'Centre of Excellence Status'.

About the role and you:

The successful candidate should be a motivational leader with a proven track record of school development. Supported by the Trust’s Education Support Team, you will have the opportunity to lead the academy to ensure the delivery of first class educational excellence. You will work together with staff, stakeholders and Trust colleagues to develop outstanding learning experiences and deliver an innovative curriculum for all pupils in the academy. 

The successful Principal will be:

  • Professional and have the personal qualities to be an inspirational leader;
  • Able to motivate and support staff and be passionate about enhancing their development;
  • Resilient and dynamic;
  • Able to build relationships with colleagues, parents and pupils quickly and effectively;
  • An excellent classroom practitioner and curriculum developer, keen to lead by example;
  • Be accomplished in raising achievement as a teacher and a leader. 

In return, we are proud to offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and keen to learn pupils;
  • A dedicated, hard-working and supportive staff who are values driven.

Being part of the Greenwood Academies Trust you will:

  • Receive opportunities to be innovative, creative and be supported and challenged by an expert and experienced team;
  • Be able to share specialist best practice and work collaboratively with colleagues in other academies locally and across the East Midlands and be fully supported by our Education Support Team;
  • Be eligible to access bespoke development opportunities that will include first class training and CPD opportunities through the Greenwood Learning Alliance
  • Receive a generous employer pension contribution and access to our employee assistance programme. 

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school by arranged visits.

Please email to arrange a visit. 

If you share our values and wish to be part of a leading education provider, we would welcome your application.

Interviews to be held 26/27 September 2019.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.