Assistant Principal

Walthamstow Academy, London, E17 5DP

6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    5 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£62,000-£68,000

Assistant Principal job summary

Assistant Principal

Closing date: Wednesday 5 October 2022 8am

Interview: Week Commencing 10 October 2022

Start Date: January 2023

Salary: £62,000-£68,000

Job Introduction

We seek an outstanding and innovative Assistant Principal with the ability to be a role model, build teams, and empower others. We are looking for someone who is committed to securing high standards of learning and teaching in order to raise academic achievement. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our large enrichment programme and share expertise across a growing group of Academies and independent schools within United Learning.

The core purpose of all Senior Leadership roles is to be a role model to staff, as well as to improve achievement and attainment for all groups of students by focusing on improving progress, learning and teaching. We rotate specific responsibilities to enable the team to gain valuable experience in different areas of leadership.

As an Assistant Principal, you will be responsible for leading on aspects of Academy improvement which play to your strengths and interests. You will be an outstanding practitioner, and a strong leader of people and teams, who will look to you for outstanding line management, support and challenge. We know that outstanding leaders have transferable skills and are confident and effective in all aspects of their leadership but we also recognise that as a senior leader, you will need support and challenge yourself so that you can grow to be the best you can be – we will make this happen. You will relate to the Academy’s ethos of “the best in everyone” and enjoy working with a rich, diverse group of young people in a dynamic and vibrant learning environment. Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning. As part of the largest group of Academies and independent schools, we offer outstanding professional development and career progression across both the maintained and independent sector. To conclude, we need someone who is passionate about making a difference. Our students are amazing, so are our staff. If you have the qualities to be part of the team to take outcomes for the Academy to the next level, please get in touch.

Job Purpose (specific purpose to be discussed at interview and agreed upon appointment)

  • To support the Principal in transforming leadership at all levels of the Academy
  • To work with all SLT in promoting the Academy’s vision and aims, developing and implementing policy, and monitoring and evaluating progress
  • With the Principal, to build leadership capacity within the middle leadership team and provide opportunities for them to flourish
  • To be a role model to all staff and students demonstrating positive leadership behaviours, confidentiality and discretion

To be a line manager who is approachable and who develops others by supporting and challenging them to be the best they can be.

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About Walthamstow Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1096 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level. In 2022, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.5. At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with between 25% and 50% typically progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone. We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always strive for the best.

The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character, and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 89% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.

Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 37% of students being eligible for Pupil Premium. Almost 60% have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Walthamstow Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff, what we have achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in coming to work with us. It starts with someone like you believing you can contribute further to our community.

What we Offer
Here at Walthamstow Academy, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated and this includes your employee benefits.
We work with Perkbox to offer you over 250 exclusive benefits, all through their easy-to-access platform and app. Featuring a huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants nationwide, and savings on food, technology and clothes shopping.
Discounted Gym Memberships through Perkbox, you can access a range of gym membership discounts at over 3000 sites across the country. We also provide free use of our school gym 24/7 with weekly participation of sporting tournaments on offer. We also have our own gym in the academy!
Cycle2Work Scheme provides you with a bicycle and equipment such as lights, locks and panniers so that you can cycle to work and in your spare time! As this is a salary sacrifice scheme, you can save money through income tax and NI deductions.
Tax-Free Childcare you can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year)
Car Lease Scheme, as a Group, we have partnered with SG Fleet to launch the Novalease scheme for all staff, providing you with access to great discounts on car leasing through a direct debit scheme. You can also exchange a portion of your gross salary in return for any lower CO2 emission car of your choice.
Support and Continuous Professional Development is available for staff at all stages of their career

About United Learning

United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

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