The Ladder School (AP Free School)


The Trustees of the Mercian Trust, together with the Project Steering Group of the Ladder School (AP Free School), Walsall, seek to appoint a Principal Designate to shape the completion of the pre-opening phase of the school and lead the new school in its founding / pioneering years.

The Ladder School (Alternative Provision Free School) will be an outstanding and purposeful school where all students are empowered through knowledge and self-confidence, to take responsibility for themselves and their community. The Ladder School is a new free school being created in response to the demand from local secondary schools (commissioners) for high quality Alternative Provision places and the needs of employers (partners) to foster the workforce of tomorrow.

Do you have the vision and drive to lead a School which is committed to changing the lives of disadvantaged, disengaged students (who would otherwise be at risk of permanent exclusion from school) enabling their transformation into young adults ready for the world of work?

Do you have a track record of securing excellent results within challenging contexts?

Do you have the ambition to establish, nurture and lead a team of pioneers to redefine alternative provision in Walsall and the surrounding area?  If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!

The full job description and application form are available on the job vacancy section of schools within the Mercian Trust.

You can also call Mr Dan Parkes, Chair of the Project Steering Group (01922 621951 Ext 321) to discuss the post.  Completed applications should be returned to:

Advert Principal Designate Ladder School January 2018

Job Description Principal Designate Ladder School January 2018

Application Form Principal Designate Ladder School January 2018 (PDF)

Application Form Principal Designate Ladder School January 2018 (MS Word)


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