This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership scale commensurate with experience

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal for January 2022. We are especially keen to hear from those with an English specialism as this will complement the leadership structure we have in place at Strood Academy, ensuring all subject areas are represented. 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 also holds a whole academy responsibility; this will be discussed and agreed upon appointment based on your experience and own area(s) of interest.

We are looking for an individual who can confidently establish and develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders. You will be a highly effective and inspirational teacher and leader, with strong behaviour management and experience in leading highly successful teams at a secondary level. We expect all of our students to be challenged, to be inspired, and achieve beyond expectation; as an Assistant Principal, you will have a fantastic opportunity to influence this and bring it to fruition.

As a community, we believe in working collaboratively and sharing good practice. If you want to be part of a team that 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:

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Strood Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

​​​​​We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge of the English curriculum
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​​​​​​​
Application process

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

Suitable and interested candidates are able to discuss the role with the Principal, Numera Anwar, by arranging a telephone call or a visit (subject to current guidelines). To schedule an appointment please contact Sarah West, PA to Principal, on or 01634 717 121. To submit an application in full, please do so online.

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th October 2021. Interviews and associated activities will take place week commencing 18th October before breaking up for half term. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact the LAT Talent Team at

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust, and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.​

School location

Carnation Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX

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