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  • Start date details

    January 2025 (or earlier dependent on successful candidates availability)

  • Closing date

    22 July 2024 at 2:43pm

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Head of College (Assistant Principal) to join us from January 2025 (or earlier dependent on successful candidates availability). The successful candidate will work alongside the Vice Principal to support the academic and pastoral development of its students.

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. Prospective Assistant Principals will be experienced middle leaders who have worked in roles such as Heads of Departments or equivalent.

The role of Assistant Principal 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 that embraces innovation and creativity then we are interested to hear from you.

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

What the school offers its staff

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Leigh Academy Rainham and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.

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

Further details about the role

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 Stella Poulter (Office Manager) via stella.poulter@leighacademyrainham.org.uk.

Visits will be offered and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please ensure you offer Stella Poulter 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 Stella Poulter (as above) in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd September 2024, am

Shortlisting date: Monday 2nd September 2024, pm

Interview date: Friday 6th September 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on01634 412 258orrachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust, consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Including online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Leigh Academy Rainham

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
631 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

In September 2021, we opened our doors to the 180 founding students of our co educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy. A sense of humour is also essential!

Arranging a visit to Leigh Academy Rainham

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email joinus@latrust.org.uk.

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