Published
September 2, 2021
Location
Category
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal.
Salary
Leadership scale commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
September 27, 2021

Description

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal. The successful candidate will work alongside the Vice Principal/ Head of School to support the academic and pastoral development of its students. The Assistant Principal will hold a whole academy responsibility of inclusion and SEND and therefore should be a qualified SENCO looking for their next steps into senior leadership. As SENCO you will need a strong commitment to raising educational attainment for children and young people with SEN and have a willingness and ability to develop specialist knowledge and keep up to date with local and national developments.

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. Candidates considering the role should have experience in leading a SEND department and collaborating with external agencies.

The role of SENCO can be highly rewarding, as you’ll have the opportunity to directly contribute to pupils receiving the support they need to achieve their full potential.

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What we are offering:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with the profile of the post
  • Bespoke CPD with mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • The opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge
  • 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
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​

Application process

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

Suitable and interested candidates are able to discuss the role with the Principal, Numera Anwar, by arranging a telephone call or a visit (subject to current guidelines). To schedule an appointment please contact Sarah West, PA to Principal, on
sarah.west@stroodacademy.org or 01634 717 121. To submit an application in full, please do so online.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th September. Interviews and associated activities are scheduled to take place on either Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th October. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact the LAT Talent Team on talent@latrust.org.uk.

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