Gable Hall School
Location: Mossbourne Federation, Stanford Le Hope, Thurrock Hub, Essex
Salary (£): Competitive
Closing Date: Monday 20th May at noon
Start Date: September 2024

Role Managed by

Caroline Olsen
Head of Executive Search
Our Team - Caroline Olsen (Square)


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We are embarking on an exciting phase of planned expansion. The Governors of the Mossbourne Federation are seeking an inspirational and driven Principal to join us in September 2024, to lead Gable Hall School on a rapid school improvement journey.

The ideal applicant will be passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to achieving excellence and the drive and influencing skills to work effectively with students and staff to inspire them towards rapid improvement and, in the longer term, towards outstanding achievement.

Mossbourne students deserve to receive the very best educational experience, and achieve results of which they can be proud, regardless of background or starting point. The successful candidate will build, develop and lead a senior academy team who shares your ambition and commitment to advance the strategic development of the academy.

You will have a proven track-record of accomplishment and successful leadership of outstanding classroom practice across all secondary key stages, be that as Principal or Vice Principal, and may have completed your NPQH.

As part of our Federation Leadership Team, you will draw on expertise and support from our tried and tested school improvement approaches, but also bring your own ideas, energy, passion and determination.

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, we welcome your application.

Please note that CVs or incomplete application forms will not be considered. All other applications will be considered; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Mossbourne Federation reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline.

The Mossbourne Federation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To arrange a tour of Gable Hall School and Sixth Form or to speak with one of our leadership team about the role, please contact our partner Caroline Olsen on