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E-ACT Parker Academy – Headteacher


The Parker E-ACT

Closing date for applications:

February 5, 2024

Overview of role

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about E-ACT Parker Academy and E-ACT as a multi-Academy Trust.

E-ACT Parker Academy

E-ACT Parker Academy is a thriving 11-18 academy situated in Daventry, Northamptonshire. It has a proud inclusive culture and ethos running through everything it does.

At Parker, academic excellence is important, ensuring that all students strive for their very best and have both the ambition and resource to be able to achieve greatness. We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. However, academic excellence is only part of the ‘Parker experience.’ There is a big focus on developing the whole person. A strong programme of enrichment, PSHE and wider experiences is key to ensure that Parker students are truly global citizens. A strong academic and pastoral offer provides the foundations for all Parker students to truly thrive. In its last Ofsted inspection, the Academy was rated “Good with outstanding features.”

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our synergised approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams.


E-ACT is a trust that is going places! With recently winning MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time for us. We are proud to lead a community of 28 academies, educating over 18,000 pupils serving some of the most disadvantaged young people. We provide education in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Oldham, Buckinghamshire, Northants, Sheffield and Walsall.

We are entering a new paradigm in E-ACT where we aim to become ‘best in class.’ Without exception, all 28 E-ACT academies have been rated by Ofsted as “Good” or “Outstanding”for leadership and personal development. 97% are rated “Good” or “Outstanding” for behaviour and 93% for quality of education. & Pupil outcomes are above the national average at Key stage 2 and secondary attainment is improving at twice the national average.

Our recent success is down to a clarity of purpose and a dedicated, talented staff committed delivering nothing but excellence for all of our children and young people.  We foster a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders.

We have learnt a great deal as MATs have evolved over time and are all very excited about our next phase of growth and development.

Our need

We are looking for an exceptional school/academy leader to take us forward on the next steps of our journey and to provide the young people of Daventry with a truly outstanding educational experience. We are hell-bent on providing the very best experience for our pupils and to ensure we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality staff in both teaching and professional services. You will need to be ambitious for both staff and students, to ensure that the Academy is not only high performing but an asset for the local community.

If you are an outstanding leader who has the creativity, courage and commitment to enable our staff and pupils to achieve our ambitions, then please get in touch.

Please note Final Interviews are planned for Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February

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How did you find out about this role?

All applications will be acknowledged

For candidates invited to interview, these responses will be explored further, together with the other elements of the Person Specification.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and eligibility to work in the UK.

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Further Information

Should you have any queries or would like a confidential conversation, please contact Pentir, our advising consultants.

Mike Phillips

07830 313915
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Maureen Nicholas

07540 222519
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Further Information

Should you have any queries or would like a confidential conversation, please contact Pentir, our advising consultants.