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Thomas Deacon Education Trust

Vacancy: TDA Principal

Thank you for taking an interest in Thomas Deacon Academy and we extend a warm welcome to all prospective candidates.

Thomas Deacon Academy is the flagship school for the Thomas Deacon Education Trust (TDET). As a Trust, we work across all key phases of education to provide every child in our community with the best life chances and high aspirations. This an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to help shape the continuous improvements required to ensure all our pupils have access to the educational provision they deserve. You will join an ambitious, forward thinking and supportive team of professionals, contributing to regular networking meetings to enhance collaborative working across the Trust.

Thomas Deacon Academy and TDET are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Making an application

Applications must be made using the following link,

Please select quick apply to begin the application process. Application forms should be completed in full along with a supporting letter. CVs will not be accepted.

In no more than 800 words your supporting letter should demonstrate how your experience and knowledge make you the ideal candidate to drive and co-create the future at Thomas Deacon Academy.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 5 February 2019


Informal visits or informal discussions are actively encouraged. Our Director of Secondary
Education, Scott Hudson, will be happy to answer any questions and show you around. Please
contact Helena Hillson, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive on 01733 426046 or to make arrangements.

Please note the Academy will be closed for half term week beginning 18 February 2019.


Closing date: 5 February 2019
Long listing: 6 February 2019
Short listing: week beginning 11 February 2019
Interview date: 26 and 27 February 2019
Final interview date: 4 March 2019