As of Easter 2024, we have a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful, local multi-academy trust. Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Principal at The Leigh Academy; the successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school into an outstanding provider of education.
Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards.
This is an exciting time to join our leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in developing the strategic vision for The Leigh Academy whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. The successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership team, will deputise for the Principal and will work with significant autonomy, this is a great opportunity for those seeking headship in the future. To view the structure of the senior leadership team, please click here.
This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.
For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at The Leigh Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.
We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:
- an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
- a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
- confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
- able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
- approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
- able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders
- experienced in delivery of International Baccalaureate programmes (IBMYP, IBCP, IBDP) - preferred but not essential
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 visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Stacey Thomas (Office Manager and PA) - email@example.com. Visits will be offered and hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please ensure you offer Stacey 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 the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Stacey Thomas (as above) in the first instance.
Application closing date: Monday 4th December, 2023 (9am)
Shortlisting date: Monday 4th December, 2023
Interview date: Friday 8th December, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.