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Assistant Principal - SENCO

Leigh Academy Blackheath, London, SE3 8SY

This job expired on 12 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    12 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Assistant Principal - SENCO job summary

Are you an inspirational leader and qualified SENCO who is passionate about inclusion and driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background? Then why not join the growing leadership team of Leigh Academy Blackheath in January 2023. With the support of the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, the successful applicant will lead a talented and experienced SEND department, and take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy, SEN information report and provision made by the school for pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities. The successful candidate will also work closely with staff, parents/carers and other agencies.

At LAB, we consider the SENCO to be a leader of quality first teaching, and expect the successful candidate to provide professional guidance to all staff in order to help ensure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to secure an inclusive education. Candidates considering the role should have experience in leading a SEND department and collaborating with external agencies.​​​​​​​

We will expect the Assistant Principal to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos where every child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way. Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.

We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards, preferably in a non-selective setting.

This is an exciting time to join our growing leadership team; this role is an addition to our existing structure. You will be expected to play a key role in developing the strategic vision for LAB even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic excellence and develop our core values. The successful candidate will work closely with the Deputy Principal and Principal and will have management responsibilities for key subject areas. This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders;
  • have recent experience of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Careers related programmes, although this is not essential.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
718 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Helaina English (Office Manager and PA) on
helaina.english@leighacademyblackheath.org.uk. Visits will be offered the week beginning of 3rd October 2022 and will be hosted by Emma Smith - Principal. Please ensure you offer Helaina a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Helaina English (as above) in the first instance.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 12th October 2022 (am)
Shortlisting date Wednesday 12th October 2022 (pm)
Interviews and assessment activities Monday 17th October 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Advisor) on talent@latrust.org.uk.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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