This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Contract type
Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal. 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 SENCO looking for their next steps into senior leadership. As SENCO you will need a strong commitment to raising educational attainment for children and young people with SEN 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 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. Candidates considering the role should have experience in leading a SEND department and collaborating with external agencies.

The role of SENCO 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 which embraces innovation and creativity then we are interested to hear from you.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1360 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About Strood Academy

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​

School location

Carnation Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX

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