Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    22 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
L 10 - 14 £52,723 - £58,135

Job summary

As we continue our growth and mission to develop an exceptional education for our students, we are now looking to recruit an additional Assistant Headteacher. This role would suit an experienced education professional who is an outstanding teacher of their subject. They may have a successful track record in middle leadership or already be a senior leader looking for a fresh challenge. Either way, proven whole school influence and sustained impact is an essential prerequisite. The ideal candidate will have a passion and talent for supporting the behaviour and learning of all students including those in our AP at the same time as a commitment to our highly inclusive culture which targets minimal exclusions.

A drive to continue the ongoing improvement trajectory of our academy is a given and this role will have a specific focus on continuing to build positive attitudes to learning by all students. A natural and ambitious team player with experience of a high-performance culture is welcomed. Our team goes above and beyond to support each other and our students so it is critical that this aligns with the candidate’s own values and ethos. Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to their own professional development eg through NPQ or other CPD. All should be looking forward to ongoing development of their own practice and that of the academy team as part of our collaborative and supportive Trust offer.

We are looking for someone who:
• secures excellent teaching and learning through exemplary classroom practice.
• is passionate about education and developing a love of learning in children.
• leads by example, demonstrating integrity, resilience and clarity.
• is approachable, enthusiastic and creative.
• strongly believes in the power of collaborative working.
• has sound knowledge and understanding of school systems.

In return, the successful candidate will:
• be joining a strong and dynamic ‘student centred’ team of professionals.
• work in a school with high aspirations for all of its students and staff.
• be provided with excellent CPD and career opportunities.

It is an exciting time at Da Vinci Academy, and you will be part of our future development and the adventure to continue raising standards as we build an exceptional academy together as one team.

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

For more details about our academy and to apply please visit our website:

Please submit the equal opportunities form along with a fully completed application form, supported by a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) which details your reasons for applying and how your experience meets the requirements outlined in this pack.

Completed applications should be sent to

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
668 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01332 831515

About Da Vinci Academy

Inspire our students to succeed – be part of something special

Having converted to academy status at the heart of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017, Da Vinci Academy is now a successful secondary school with around 670 students and an increasing school roll (oversubscribed in KS3 and also next year’s intake). In summer 2019, we were proud to be the most improved Progress 8 school in Derby and in October 2021, we were rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. We are described as a ‘proudly inclusive school with a big heart and huge ambition’. A student centred philosophy is supported by an unwavering commitment to the achievement of successful outcomes for each and every young person. Together with the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, a strong and clear vision is in place - one team changing worlds. Our vision is achieved by supporting all to Aspire, Believe, Learn, Achieve. This is what we all firmly believe in and strive for at all times. The benefit of our close-knit academy community is a real team environment where people genuinely care for each other and where students and staff alike can really shine.

Arranging a visit to Da Vinci Academy

It is important that potential applicants are able to find out as much as possible about both our academy and the role as they consider making an application. We welcome visits and can be flexible around timings of the day to suit. We are committed to doing all we can to support those interested in researching more about what it is like to work in our proudly inclusive, ambitious academy as part of our ‘one team’. Pre-application visits are therefore very welcome. We can also arrange a phone call with our Headteacher or other suitable members of staff. To arrange such an informal discussion ahead of and around making an application, please email Jenny Linthwaite, Human Resources Officer - email

School location

St Andrew's View, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4ET

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