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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 Hours

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 - L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

In choosing the Assistant Principal for the academy, we are looking for an outstanding leader, who can articulate the vision for our provision and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it. The successful candidate will be driven by a commitment to creating the best possible educational opportunities for the young people of Leeds, in order to raise aspirations and transform lives. That colleague must share in the trust’s vision that sees as sacred the need to ensure that children struggling most in mainstream schools become our priority.

What the school offers its staff

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is an Alternative Provision based in the South of Leeds that has changed the face of Alternative Provision, both locally and nationally. Opened in September 2017, The Stephen Longfellow Academy serves schools across Leeds to support some of the most vulnerable young people in the city to re-engage with education by following a bespoke curriculum offer that reopens the doors of opportunity that were, at one point, firmly closed. This is because our exceptional team of staff create personalised pathways that combine an academically rich curriculum with personalised therapeutic support. This allows significant numbers of students to re-engage in mainstream education or successfully enter further education, employment or training.

Inspected in October 2019, inspectors told us that, ‘Leaders want the very best for pupils and have established an effective alternative provision in a short period of time. They are working together well to make this school even better for the benefit of its pupils and their families.’ They also judged all areas of the academy to be Good. We hope to continue to further improve our provision with this new and exciting role.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Stephen Longfellow Academy

School type
Free School, ages 5 to 16
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Phone number
0113 468 5999

Arranging a visit to The Stephen Longfellow Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email janine.findlay@stephenlongfellow.leeds.sch.uk.

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