Assistant Principal

Whitefield Schools, London, E17 4AZ

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 March 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



1.0 FTE

Assistant Principal job summary

The Role
We are expanding our leadership team and seeking to recruit Assistant Principals to work in partnership with the Principal, to ensure that pupils across Whitefield School continue to have every possible opportunity to enjoy school and to make outstanding progress.

You will be expected to carry out the professional duties of an Assistant Principal as circumstances may require, and in accordance with the Trust’s policies and ethos under the direction of the Vice Principal.

To support and secure the commitment of others to the vision, ethos and policies of the Trust and academy and promote high levels of achievement.

The Assistant Principal role will be key in developing positive working relationships with and between all pupils and staff in the academy, and act as a positive role model to staff, maintaining high professional standards and levels of care.

About You
• You will be a qualified teacher with 5 years or more successful experience in a leadership role.
• You will have a strong track record of proven ability as an excellent classroom teacher coupled with experience of leading an aspect of whole academy development.
• You will possess excellent organisational and planning skills, with a strong desire, energy and vision to build on the school’s outstanding achievements.
• You will be required to teach and act as an excellent role model for colleagues; monitoring and evaluating the quality of curriculum planning, teaching and learning, and track pupils progress through accurate assessment, recording and reporting across the school.
• Lead groups of staff in development activities and evaluate outcomes.
• Comply with and actively implement Trust policies regarding Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Behaviour Management.
• Work with all the Senior Leadership Team in implementing the Academy Improvement Plan.
• Promote the Academy Trust ethos, attitudes and values in all aspects of work with pupils, colleagues support staff, parents/carers and visitors.
• Promote the academy and celebrate its success at every opportunity, and participate in training and the implementation of educational health care practises.
• Have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures and the Trust’s safeguarding policy.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and relevant SEN issues through INSET, wider professional development and research.

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About Whitefield Schools

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number

About Whitefield Academy Trust

With an ethos based on enjoyment, achievement and wellbeing for all, Whitefield Academy Trust seeks to open up the world for children and young people with SEND. Located in Waltham Forest, the Trust comprises Whitefield School (for pupils with complex needs including autism, learning difficulties and sensory and physical impairments), Joseph Clarke School (for children with vision impairment and /or additional needs), and Professional Development Services and the highly successful Project SEARCH East London.

We are expert in serving children and young people with SEND and giving them the tools, skills and confidence to move on to the next stages of their education and lives.Why join Whitefield Academy Trust?
Just as we seek to give our pupils an outstanding school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Whitefield Academy Trust a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers across our schools and services.

We are proud to offer:
• A wide-ranging and high-quality CPD programme which can be tailored around each team member’s unique skills and career aspirations;
• A welcoming and inspiring working environment in which colleagues look out for and support one another;
• Opportunities to share best practice and ideas with colleagues across the Trust;
• Wellbeing support mechanisms including practical and emotional support and a Staff Wellbeing Group;
• A strong mentoring scheme;
• A competitive teachers’ pension scheme, with defined benefits;
• Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other academy trusts for various employment entitlements;
• Interest free loans for bicycle purchase;
• Childcare voucher scheme;
• Refer a friend to work scheme and earn £300;

Arranging a visit to Whitefield Schools

For an informal conversation about the role please make an appointment with the Principal - Rachel Rai, please contact Jacqui Webb at j.webb@whitefield.waltham.sch.uk

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