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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Range 8 -12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential • A good degree in your subject area • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or equivalent • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practice • Excellent organisational and personal management skills • Effective behaviour/classroom management • Ability to demand high standards • Up to date knowledge of educational theory and practice in relevant key stage(s) • Strong understanding of guidelines on safeguarding • Experience of leadership • Experience of project management • Able to work to tight deadlines • Able to be innovative and progressive • Able to lead and work effectively with teams • Strong understanding of using data to assess and inform teaching and learning and targeting appropriate intervention • Experience of dynamic and successful team leadership at middle leader/senior leader level • Experience of leading and implementing strategies which have ensured high standards of student achievement • Experience of teaching intervention groups at relevant key stage(s) • Ability to work independently and be a team player • Ability to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies • Ability to enthuse and direct students and staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement • Understanding of self-evaluation • Strong ICT skills • Commitment to both self and team development • Able to make difficult decisions and relay these effectively Desirable • Leadership / Management qualification / training (e.g., NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH) • Understanding of ‘The Deeps’ • Experience of carrying out management investigations • Comprehensive knowledge of performance management requirements in an education setting • Experience of leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff • A track record of examination success in more than one school

What the school offers its staff

As an Assistant Principal, you will be part of the Senior Leadership Team of the academy, working within the ‘Deeps’ as assigned by the Principal. You will proactively support the Principal / Vice Principal / AAB members to ensure that the leadership and management of the academy runs at the most effective level possible

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About Don Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1079 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01302 651035

At Don Valley Academy our ethos is ‘Changing lives through belief and collaboration’. We believe that our core purpose is to prepare young people to enter a fast moving and rapidly changing environment. To prepare them for such a challenge we work to develop their skills, knowledge and resilience which in turn will enable them to achieve the highest possible qualifications. Don Valley Academy works with the students to ensure that they learn in a happy and caring environment. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement all students are encouraged to take part in extra curricular activities outside the classroom. The Mission of the Academy is 'Changing Lives'. To improve educational outcomes for the North of England, creating a sustainable organisation that improves our society and the wider community. It is essential for our success to maintain high standards at all times and this is only possible with collaboration between staff, parents and students. Our challenge is to provide the global education that gives our students the tools necessary to compete in the world market and by working together we can do this.

Arranging a visit to Don Valley Academy

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

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