- Leadership scale points 8 - 12 (£50,151 - £55,338)
Assistant Principal job summary
Darton Academy are looking to appoint an Assistant Principal to join our academy in April 2022 on a full-time permanent basis. The successful candidate will support the Senior Leadership Team of the academy, working within the ‘Deeps’ as assigned by the Principal. You will provide proactive support to the Principal / Vice Principal / AAB members to ensure that the leadership and management of the academy operates at the most effective level possible.
We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits to our staff including:
• Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.
• Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
• Training and development opportunities
Darton Academy is now the highest performing secondary school in Barnsley for Progress 8. We are a happy and vibrant school who serves the communities of Darton, Kexborough and surrounding areas. We are within easy reach of Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield, as the academy is located minutes from J38 of the M1. All students are valued, regardless of their background or ability. We treat our young people with respect, and give them all the opportunity to achieve their potential. Our goal is for all our students to leave us as happy, well-qualified, confident young adults who go on to excel in the local sixth-forms, colleges, universities, and the wider world.
Our amazing building offers exceptional facilities, we have superb sports facilities, modern science labs and excellent performance spaces. The school is continuing to develop its ICT infrastructure and use of mobile and new technologies to support and enhance learning.
This role would be a wonderful opportunity for any candidate with existing senior leadership or middle leader experience, who wishes to take their career to the next level. You would be joining an academy that places learning at the heart of everything it does and with high quality CPD being available to all staff.
We continually reflect on our practice and that of the school as a whole and look for ways in which we can improve the experience of our learners. You must be able to demonstrate the same level of passion and commitment. As a Senior Leader you will be a highly visible part of our school community and must therefore model the highest levels of professionalism, whilst being able to develop strong working relationships with staff and students.
If you believe you have the experience, vision, passion and drive required for this role then we would like to hear from you.
Closing date: Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 10am
Interview date: w/c 14 February 2022
The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.
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About Darton Academy
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 1172 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
"Darton Academy is a happy and improving school where all students are valued regardless of their background or ability. We combine high expectations and high standards with a strong sense of kindness, inclusivity and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning, and to encourage all students to be respectful, determined, hardworking, confident and ambitious. Young people need skills and qualifications to operate in an increasingly competitive workplace and we want everyone to leave Darton Academy able to live a life full of opportunity and choice. Our academy has a strong achievement-focused culture where all staff do whatever it takes to make sure all students make excellent progress. This really matters: academic results open doors for our young people. We’re committed to caring for each student, nurturing their individual strengths and passions while providing them with valuable opportunities for character development, leadership and educational visits. We are also committed to investing in our staff with weekly high quality CPD in teaching and learning alongside regular Director Support. Leadership opportunities at all levels ensures genuine career development is available. As a Delta school there are many associate teaching posts as we understand that some staff wish to remain in the classroom. Our goal is for all our students to leave us as happy, well-qualified and confident young adults who go onto excel in local sixth forms, colleges, high quality apprenticeships, universities and the wider world. It is an exciting time at Darton Academy. Whether you are a prospective member of staff, a parent/carer or a member of our community please contact us if you wish to see us in action during the working day.” Elaine Briggs, Associate Principal.
Arranging a visit to Darton Academy
For an informal chat about this position please call Elaine Briggs, Principal, on 07539 379091.