March 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
From September 2023, we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal with English responsibility
Leadership scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Closing Date
April 16, 2023


From September 2023, we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal with English responsibility. 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.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Leigh Academy Bexley and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and 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.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Pam Morey (PA to Principal) at Visits will be offered throughout and will be hosted by a member of SLT. Please ensure you offer Pam a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with John Dixon (Principal) about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Pam Morey in the first instance (as above).​​​​​​​

Closing date for applications                       Monday 1st May 2023

Shortlisting date                                            Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Interviews and assessment activities         Tuesday 9th May 2023

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) as above.

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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