Assistant Principal - SEND Lead

Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £41,065 to £62,426
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Thomas Deacon Academy have an exciting opportunity to appoint an outstanding dynamic, driven leader to join their SLT as Assistant Principal – SEND Lead.
The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring each SEND student acquires the necessary knowledge, skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as a global citizen.

We are looking for a leader who has demonstrable experience in raising achievements of learners with complex needs and can work strategically across KS2 to KS5 to deliver key priorities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Principal who is looking for a new and exciting challenge and comes at an exciting time for the Academy. From September 2020 we are expanding our curriculum offer and, combined with an additional intake of Year 7 students, this enables us to create more opportunities across the Academy.

The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern, light and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.

Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.

The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.

In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.

In September 2019, TDA received a very positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and students’ behaviour. These aspects of the academy have been maintained alongside the identified areas for development being addressed.

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply please click on the below link where you will be directed to the application page alternatively please visit the Vacancies page of our website

If you have any questions regarding this post or would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR Team on 01733 426063 or e-mail

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 2323 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Thomas Deacon Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Queen's Gardens, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2UW