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Principal - St Peter's Academy - Fenton

Principal - St Peter's Academy - Fenton


St Peter’s Academy                      Fenton, Stoke–on-Trent

Salary: £ Attractive six figure salary + private healthcare + relocation assistance

Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2015

A challenging yet wonderful opportunity to build our future

St Peter’s Academy, which moved into a state-of-the-art new building in September 2013, is a mixed 11-16 academy that serves the whole community of Stoke-on-Trent and welcomes students of all faiths and none. Christian values combined with the highest standards and aspirations for students are at the very heart of the school’s ethos.

St Peter’s faces significant challenges, yet has enormous potential to become ‘outstanding’ in time. Revitalised and enthused staff under the leadership of an experience interim Head is already paying dividends. Combined with sound finances and fully supportive sponsors in Woodard Academies Trust and the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education, this all makes for a wonderful platform from which to drive rapid and sustainable progress.


We are seeking a strong and empowering Principal with a track record of success who can harness the genuine optimism and willingness of staff, leaders and sponsors to deliver a dynamic learning environment with high aspirations and successful outcomes for students.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have strong, proven leadership and management skills together with successful experience at Headteacher or Head of School level
  • Be passionate about promoting and supporting a vision of education which transforms lives and futures within and across communities
  • Have educational strategies and managerial expertise to accelerate the rapid progress of student standards and achievement and to move the Academy to Ofsted “outstanding”.
  • Support the Christian ethos of the Trust


In return, we offer:

  • Outstanding, state of the art amenities to facilitate an exciting new chapter of our story
  • Supportive and determined Sponsors who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence
  • A professional and committed team of talented staff with the capacity and desire to raise student achievement


If you believe you can provide outstanding leadership, which inspires and motivates others towards excellence and ensures the very best education for all our students, then we would like to hear from you.

In the first instance please call please call Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 07961 375 759 or

Your early application is appreciated and strongly recommended.

Our Academy is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.



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