April 2, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Assistant Head of College (Assistant Principal)
Leadership scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Closing Date
April 26, 2024


From September 2024, we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Head of College (Assistant Principal). This will be a career defining role, and the successful candidate will work alongside the Principal and Vice Principal, to support the academic and pastoral development of its students.

We are looking for an individual who can confidently establish and develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders. They will be a highly effective and inspirational teacher and leader, with strong behaviour management and experience of leading highly successful teams at a secondary level. We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve beyond expectation. Prospective Assistant Principals will be experienced middle leaders who have worked in roles such as Heads of Departments or equivalent.

As a community we believe in working collaboratively and sharing good practice. If you want to be part of a team which embraces innovation and creativity then we are interested to hear from you.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within their own subject.
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential.
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude.
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations.
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the Academy.

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to find out more about the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange a call with Mathieu Stevens (Principal Designate) by contacting Lauren Crawley, via Please ensure to offer Lauren a range of dates/times that you would be available for a phone call.

Application closing date: 9 am, Friday 26 April 2024.
Shortlisting date: 2;30 pm, Friday 26 April 2024.
Interview date: Wednesday 1 May 2024 (based at Leigh Academy Rainham).

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on 01634 412 258 or

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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