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System Leaders. Unique Opportunities. Exciting Times.

17 Mar 2021   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   Competitive Salary
Application Window Closes Noon 14th April 2021
Interview Dates 22nd April and 26th April
Start Date 1 September 2021
Duration of Post Permanent
Salary Competitive
Applications Completed applications are to be sent to Human Resources at:

The Wellspring Trust invites you to find out more about Unique Opportunities and System Leader roles. Truly, these are Exciting Times!

We will open three brand new schools in:
Scunthorpe, North Lincs, 16-19 Special, 60 places, September 2022, Principal Designate appointment 1 September 2021,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, SEMH Special, 80 places, September 2023, Principal Designate appointment 1 September 2022,
Selby, North Yorkshire, Generic Special, 100 places, September 2023, Principal Designate appointment 1 September 2022,
and are looking for the right people to lead them.

We might be a good fit together if you are:
Experienced | Ambitious | Energetic | Values-driven | Highly motivated | Kind, caring and considerate

The Trust operates a community of nearly thirty schools in Yorkshire and Greater Lincolnshire. We are committed to a values-driven, inclusive vision for education and seek to expand our network of great schools and great leaders in all sectors of education.

You may wish to considering joining us alone. You may wish to bring the resource and expertise of your current school with you. We are open to ideas and are pioneers of the Executive Headship/ System Leader model. Eight of our existing School Leaders are Executive Principals with up to five schools under their direction. Wellspring offers exceptional career opportunities for senior school professionals and the freedom for them to realise their vision.

To date, Wellspring has opened eight brand new schools and has a further three in pre-opening. We do not intend to stop there. New and exciting opportunities are arising all of the time. We need dynamic, expert people to grow with us. If you dream of opening a new school and want the support of the best in the business to do it… it might be worth a chat. Opening new schools is just one of our areas of expertise. We are intellectually curious and professionally generous. We grow through learning from one another. We are a team of teams, all of which complement one another.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

For an informal and confidential conversation please contact Natalie Hardman at

The application window closes at noon 14th April 2021. Shortlisted candidates for the post will be notified 16th April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 22th April and Monday 26th April. The Principal Designate will take up post 1 September 2021 and will have one full academic year to make the preparations for the opening of the new school.

Please complete the attached application form and return to  CV’s will not be accepted.

Application Form

System Leaders JD & PS

System Leaders Advert Pack

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All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post. References will be taken up prior to interview.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.



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