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The St Leonards Academy

The St Leonards Academy

About the school

Based in St Leonards on Sea, to the west of Hastings, East Sussex, The St Leonards Academy is a large coastal community secondary school with approximately 1500 students. It offers high-quality modern facilities with state-of-the-art ICT provision, following a major capital redevelopment and extension programme in 2012. The academy has extensive grounds, large playing fields and excellent sports facilities. It also hosts a special facility for 18 young people with physical disabilities or severe autism. It is a popular school, full in each year group.

In January 2017 the academy maintained a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, its second Good judgement since opening as an academy in September 2011. This outcome was a well-deserved recognition of the continuing improvements that have been made to deliver the best possible outcomes for students. It has also been awarded TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) Ambassador school status. We are now seeking a Principal to build on these solid foundations. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the next stage in the development of the academy.

We are proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a family of 15 infant, primary and secondary academies, located across Sussex. Enriched by the University of Brighton’s contribution, we want to ensure that the 7,700 pupils in our academies are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for life-long learning. We truly believe that education transforms lives. All of our academies are judged as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

We work collaboratively to help our students and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence. By working together and sharing ideas, insights and best practice, our academies support each other to improve.

It is important to us that our academies have a positive impact on their communities and that students understand the role they can play in the wider world. We work to ensure that parents and carers are actively engaged in their child’s learning.

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

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