Published
February 5, 2024
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Short Summary
Due to the success and expansion of Leigh Academy Tonbridge, we are now recruiting for the role of Head of College (Vice Principal)
Salary
Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
March 06, 2024

Description

Due to the success and expansion of Leigh Academy Tonbridge, we are now recruiting for the role of Head of College (Vice Principal) to join an outstanding leadership team supported by a talented and dedicated staff body. This is a truly rare leadership opportunity within a very successful and financially sound, mature and geographically local multi-academy trust that combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support that encourages collaboration for success.

We are a values-driven Academy with an unshakeable belief in human potential and are proud of all our students. We have the highest expectations of them in terms of academic achievement, personal development, attitude, behaviour, attendance and appearance. Staff are dedicated and committed to students being stretched, challenged and supported in all their learning experiences so that they can reach their full potential and learn essential life skills to help them succeed in an ever-changing world.

Our curriculum offer is broad, innovative and inclusive with a rich variety of subjects that allow students to aspire, strive and thrive. Lessons, delivered in excellent learning facilities, are stimulating and challenging, meeting the needs of all our students. Our enrichment and extension opportunities support the development of our students as well-rounded, life-long learners. Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly skilled 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 ambitious professionals who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards. Specific responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate post appointment.

For our successful candidates, being a member of staff at Leigh Academy Tonbridge 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 enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record 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.

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 Becky Green (PA to Principal). Visits will be offered w/c 19th and 26th February and will be hosted by the Principal. Please ensure you offer Becky 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 becky.green@latonbridge.org.uk in the first instance.

Closing date for applications                        Monday 11th March 2024
Shortlisting date                                             Tuesday 12th March 2024
Interviews and assessment activities           Monday 18th March 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Recruitment Team) on elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

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