May 12, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are now recruiting for the role of Head of Sixth Form (Assistant Principal) for The Halley Academy
Leadership commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 11, 2023


We are now recruiting for the role of Head of Sixth Form (Assistant Principal) for The Halley Academy 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.

The Halley Academy is a multicultural values-driven academy with an unshakeable belief in human potential and is extremely proud of all its students.  The academy has the highest expectations of students 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. Ofsted judged The Halley to be “Good” overall with several “Outstanding” features in June 2022 which represents a significant transformation from the failing academy which joined LAT in March 2018. Our Sixth Form is currently rated “Outstanding”, one of the best providers of post-16 education in the local area.

The curriculum offered at The Halley Academy is broad, innovative and inclusive with a rich variety of subjects that allow students to aspire, strive and thrive. The academy is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to deliver the prestigious IB Middle Years Programme in Key Stage 3 and the IB Career-related Programme in Key Stage 5.  The Halley recently opened its state of the art Tallow Chandlers Design and Engineering Centre where students can develop their technical skills and engage with high quality programmes such as IB Diploma courses and T levels from 2023.

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 upon with the successful candidate post-appointment.

For our successful candidates, being a member of staff at The Halley 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 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.

What we can offer you:

  • a competitive salary along with private healthcare and an opportunity to earn a performance bonus;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression in the future;
  • security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a larger group of talented Principals and Vice Principals to share best practice and innovation.​​​​​​​

For our successful candidates, being a member of staff at The Halley 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.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.​​​​​​​

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 will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting the Principal (Interim) directly at Please ensure you offer 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 Principal (Interim) about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Ben Russell directly at the aforementioned email address.

Application closing date:         Monday 22nd May 2023 (9am)
Shortlisting date:                       Monday 22nd May 2023
Interview date:                           Thursday 25th May 2023

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact LAT Talent Team on

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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