Academies Executive Principal (AEP)

Job Description

Salary: £70,000-80,000
Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Required from September 2019 (or earlier by arrangement)
Start Date: 2019-03-05
Deadline: 2019-03-22

Are you passionate about school improvement, the need to raise achievement and inspired by improving the lives of children? If so join our highly successful Academies Improvement Team by applying for this new post.

This new role is a flexible one which combines interim leadership of DNEAT academies and mentoring of leaders within the Trust as well as elements of the role of the Academies Group Executive Principal (AGEP).  The Academies Executive Principal (AEP) will be a member of the DNEAT Academies Improvement Team of AGEPs along with the Academies Improvement Director.

The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) has a proven track record of improving schools and is entering another significant and exciting phase of growth. We seek an outstanding leader to play a pivotal role in further developing our organisation in order to ensure high quality education for children across Norfolk and North Suffolk within the context of our inclusive Christian ethos, vision and values. We have had an extremely successful year in 2018 characterised by improved standards and successful Ofsted outcomes. An Ofsted review of the Trust in March this year found:

‘recent inspections of Trust schools and Trust-wide assessment information reflect a positive pattern of ongoing change. Pupils are making better progress because the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is improving. High-level ambition and raised expectations are at the heart of this cultural shift’.


We are looking for outstanding educational leaders, who command the respect of head teachers and can make a significant contribution to their success. You will have a proven track record of school improvement, with the ability to read a school, understand what is required and coach others to success.

You will have the personal qualities to work effectively with individuals within the organisation and beyond, to challenge where necessary and to create a culture of learning and improvement across the primary phase. You will be skilled in working in partnership with others, helping to create a team.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and verification of identity and qualifications.

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Application Form

How to Apply

Please send completed applications to:

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact: 01603 881721 (Hannah Bannister, PA to the Executive Office for DNEAT) to arrange a call with a member of the Academies Improvement team.


If you would like to be considered for both of the current Academies Improvement Team vacancies (this and the AGEP: Academies Group Executive Principal role) please clearly indicate this on your application paperwork.


Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 22 March 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April 2019

Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust. Company no: 8737435.