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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

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) - Inclusion/SEND. The successful candidate will work alongside the Vice Principal/Head of School to support the academic and pastoral development of its students. The Assistant Principal will hold a whole academy responsibility of inclusion and SEND and therefore should be a qualified SENDCo looking for their next steps into senior leadership. You will need a strong commitment to raising educational attainment for children and young people with SEND and have a willingness and ability to develop specialist knowledge and keep up to date with local and national developments.

We are looking for an individual who can confidently establish and develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders. They will be a highly effective and an inspirational teacher and leader, with strong behaviour management and experience of leading highly successful teams at secondary level. We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired and to achieve beyond expectation. Candidates considering the role should have experience in leading a SEND department and collaborating with external agencies.

The role of Assistant Principal for Inclusion/SEND 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.

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.Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

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

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

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) viastella.poulter@leighacademyrainham.org.uk.

Visits will be offered in March 2024 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.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19th March 2024 (noon)

Shortlisting date: Tuesday 19th March 2024 (pm)

Interview date: Tuesday 26th March 2024

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.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Rachel (Recruitment Advisor) on 01634 412 258 or rachel.cribben@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.

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
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
405 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01634 412 258

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 Isabelle.cochrane@LATrust.org.uk.

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