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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership scale, commensurate with experience

Job summary

As a high performing, popular and expanding academy, we are now recruiting for the brand new role of Assistant Principal for Mascalls Academy; 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 successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school into an outstanding provider of education. We will expect the Assistant Principal to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos where every child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way. 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, preferably in a non-selective setting.

This is an exciting time to join our growing leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in developing the strategic vision for Mascalls Academy even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic excellence and develop our core values. The successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership team, with a specific area of whole school responsibility that will both develop and complement your existing skills and interests and will model our human scale approach to education by driving our small schools philosophy. The successful candidate will work closely with the Vice Principal in leading their assigned College and will have management responsibilities for key subject areas.

We believe that promoting a culture of positive appreciation and acknowledgement of support for our staff, ensures a happy working environment and a team ethos that means Mascalls is a truly wonderful place to work. View our Staff Wellbeing Charter here.

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack for more information.

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. 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.

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 Lorraine Hughes (PA to the Principal) on lorraine.hughes@mascallsacademy.org.uk. Visits will be offered throughout the week beginning the 24th January and the week beginning the 31st January and will be hosted by the Principal, Will Monk. Social distancing and other Covid- secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines.

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 Principal. Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Lorraine Hughes in the first instance.

The closing date for submitting your expression of interest is Wednesday 2nd February 4pm; interviews will then be conducted on the 8th and 9th of February.

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

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. As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1216 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01634412200

About Mascalls Academy

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving, mixed, multi-disciplinary comprehensive academy with outstanding arts and sports facilities.

We pride ourselves on academic excellence and strength of individual character within a culture of aspiration and success.

Our pastoral care ensures that the individual is supported to be the best that they can be, our broad curriculum identifies the core knowledge that enables students to attain success across a wide range of subjects and our teaching utilises the most up to date and efficient strategies to embed learning.

Our students are happy, they are polite and show respect. They are challenged every day to achieve the highest possible standards and develop a personal discipline that will build on success years after they graduate from our academy.

We are incredibly proud of our students and take every opportunity to celebrate their achievements across their entire school life from classroom to club. As a community they support and encourage each other and know that together they are capable of incredible success.

In partnership with parents we work closely through the seven-year journey from the very first day to the confident, knowledgeable and disciplined graduates leaving our academy as young adults.

School location

Maidstone Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT

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