We are looking for a successful educator with the appropriate level of experience to take on the role of Principal of Bovington Academy in order to take this unique academy to the next level of development.

Bovington Academy joined the Aspirations Academies Trust on 1 July 2019, having been inspected by Ofsted as a Local Authority school in October 2018 and rated as inadequate. Bovington is a unique school sitting amongst glorious Dorset countryside and serving both the local rural population and the local army base. The academy has enormous potential and we are developing very strong links with the army to develop a highly supportive education for the children in army families.

Aspirations Academies Trust is now looking for a Principal to creatively develop the academy, to embed and develop the Aspirations ‘No limits curriculum’, to grow the school into a 2 form entry school and to provide a high quality education that prepares pupils for a successful life in the 21st century.

Aspirations operate a very supportive structure allowing Principals to get on with the role of leading their school and to focus on developing a high quality education for their pupils.

The Principal will work as part of a coherent and supportive Aspirations Academies Region.

Bovington Academy is part of the South Coast region of schools. The South Coast region includes:

  • Magna Academy Poole (11-18)
  • Ocean Academy Poole (7-11)
  • Jewell Academy Bournemouth (3-11)
  • Atlantic Academy Portland (3-18)
  • Budmouth Academy Weymouth (11-18) – recently joined the Trust in September 2019
  • Bovington Academy (4-11)
  • Livingstone Academy Bournemouth (4-18) – due to open in 2021.

The aim is for the academies in each District to work together to provide a coherent education for all students from the age of 2 to 19.

If you would like to discuss the Trust’s vision for the Bovington Principal role before applying,  please contact Steve Kenning, Managing Director, at stevekenning@aspirationsacademies.org or on 07753 496548.

Please send a completed Application Form and a Cover Letter (no more than one side A4) setting out your vision for improving the education provision at Bovington Academy to: carolinebarringer@aspirationsacademies.org

Recruitment Pack & Job Description

Application Form – Aspirations Teacher 2019-09-06

Closing date for applications for Principal is 4pm on Friday 10th January 2020.

 Interviews Wednesday 29th January 2020 at Bovington Academy.

The Managing Director may request permission from the successful candidates’ schools for a 1 hour visit to their school to see them in context.

Interview process: A range of activities and interviews with the Managing Director, Deputy

Managing Director and Regional CEO.

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