VISIONARY REQUIRED Principal Great Western Academy, Swindon Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience This is a unique opportunity for a successful and experienced senior leader to deliver a strong vision for our brand-new Academy. Great Western Academy will open in September 2018 with its first cohort of 150 Year 7 pupils and up to 80 Year 12 pupils.The Great Western Academy Trust is seeking an inspirational and innovative leader who will create an exceptional learning environment from ground level up. We intend to make GWA outstanding from the start so that all pupils will enjoy a wide and rich curriculum and benefit from well-designed, attractive surroundings that will enable really effective teaching.Dynamic and forward-thinking, you will be committed to embracing the challenges and opportunities of the current education agenda. You will possess the enthusiasm and skills to achieve the highest standards of progress, attainment and personal development for all pupils and staff. A fantastic communicator with strong influencing skills, you will be able to build effective links and working relationships with parents, businesses, the community and other stakeholders. You will be able to inspire trust and confidence across the entire Academy community and be a successful Ambassador for the Academy and the Great Western Academy Trust.In return for your vision and dedication to achieving a high quality learning experience for all, you will enjoy the advantages of a highly competitive remuneration package.An applicant's briefing pack with full information about Great Western Academy and the role is available on the New College, or follow jobboard instructions and we shall email you the full information pack.Closing Date: Monday 20 February 2017Short-listing Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017Interviews: Wednesday 8 March and Thursday 9 March 2017The first day of interviews will include various tests, presentations and questionnaires. Those who are successful during Day 1 will be invited to attend the interview on Day 2.