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  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 December 2021

Job details

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

Job summary

We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint an exceptional candidate to join us as an Assistant Principal at Ebbsfleet Academy. The successful candidate will work alongside the Principal to support the academic and pastoral development of its students. The Assistant Principal will hold a whole academy responsibility of Inclusion/SEND and therefore should be a qualified SENCo looking for their next steps into senior leadership. Our ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to raising educational attainment for children and young people with SEND 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 in 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 an Inclusion/SEND department and collaborating with external agencies.

This role, with its wider strategic development of Inclusion/SEND within the academy, will be highly rewarding, giving the successful candidate 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 practices. If you want to be part of a team that embraces innovation and creativity then we are interested to hear from you.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Ebbsfleet 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.

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack for more information.

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

An excellent leader who is passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within their own subject and the field of Inclusion/SEND
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

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
672 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About The Ebbsfleet Academy

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 Karen Hugill - hugillk@theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk. Visits will be offered in January 2022 and will be hosted by the Principal. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following the latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer 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 Karen Hugill (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date: Monday 24th January 2022
Shortlisting committee: Tuesday 25th January 2022 - successful candidates informed
Interview date: Wednesday 2nd February 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Co-ordinator) on 01634 412 263 or holly.neve@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.

School location

Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0BZ

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