Assistant Principal

The Richmond Hill Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 8 to Lead Practitioners range 12, £48,808 to £53,856

Job summary

Assistant Principal

Required for Easter or earlier

Leadership 8-12

The governors of our inspiring, friendly and rapidly improving academy wish to appoint an experienced, committed and highly skilled Assistant Principal to join our team. The new Assistant Principal will work alongside our Inclusion Leader to provide additional capacity to the SEND team and wider school leadership and take on an exciting role driving our community engagement and adult education programme. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership, school improvement and detailed and extensive knowledge of SEND.

The GORSE Academies Trust has an increasingly well-known reputation for changing the deal for children and young adults who come from some of the most impoverished parts of the country. Our central mission is to ensure that our children receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, respect, high expectations and personalisation.

Richmond Hill Academy joined The GORSE Academies Trust in November 2017 and is on the road to becoming the exceptional school which its community deserves.

Do you want to be part of our team and make a real difference to the lives of children in Leeds?

Are you interested in finding out more about the role and telling us about yourself? If so, please contact us via

In the first instance, an application pack including full job description is available to download directly from our website at . All applications should be returned to

CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Thursday 5th December 2019
Interviews: W/C 9th December 2019

Working in partnership with The Gorse Academies Trust Richmond Hill Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

• An honours graduate (or equivalent) with Qualified Teacher Status.
• Evidence of a commitment to further professional training.

Essential skills and experience

• Evidence of successful team leadership.
• Evidence of good organisational and management competence.
• Evidence of having led change and developed behaviour for learning through innovation.
• Ability to contribute to the continued professional learning of colleagues.
• Understanding of up-to-date curriculum developments and qualification and performance measure changes.
• Experience of the use of data to raise standards.
• Experience of engaging effectively with parents and carers in learning.
• Evidence of significantly improving achievement levels for young people.
• Evidence of analysing, using and interpreting assessment data.
• Evidence of having implemented and led whole school strategies.

Employee benefits

on going CPD

Cycle scheme
Specsaver scheme

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 614 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Richmond Hill Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Richmond Hill Academy

Richmond Hill Academy is a three-form entry school (630 places) with a 52-place nursery and Rainbow Base, a Resource Provision for children with complex communication needs.

Our school is very proud to be part of the GORSE Academies Trust. We have a dedicated staff, each one of whom is committed to securing the very best for the children in our care. We feel very fortunate to work with the children at RHA and we are excited by the journey the school is on. Our vision for our pupils is clear: we believe that every child who attends our school deserves an outstanding education, which will enable them to succeed at primary school and beyond. This is our unwavering aim and one that we will work relentlessly to achieve.

We know that children flourish and learn best when there is a successful partnership between home and school. We place a great deal of importance on the relationship with parents and carers; we are committed to building relationships which are built on trust, mutual respect, effective communication and support.

School location

Clark Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8PN