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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L23 - L27: £76,122 - £83,956 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Associate Principal will be responsible to the Executive Principal for the operational leadership, internal organisation, management and control of the school on a day to day basis; providing leadership for, and management of key school staff and all students; and taking specific accountability for:

  • Quality assurance and monitoring cycles

  • Teaching staff recruitment and performance

  • Attainment and Progress outcomes

  • Curriculum design and implementation

Our ideal candidate will be/ have:

  • An outstanding practitioner

  • At least three years of successful secondary school experience within a leadership role

  • Experience from more than one school

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

  • A strong team player who will work in partnership with staff, governors, parents and the wider community

  • We want our pupils to be happy, have fun and enjoy being engaged in their learning and challenged in their thinking. We strive to ensure they are fully prepared for the rapidly evolving future that lies ahead of them, standing shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world.

What the school offers its staff

Unity City Academy is a successful and growing provider of 11 to 16 education in the east end of Middlesbrough. The Academy has recently achieved an Ofsted “Good” rating in all categories and has over 900 students on roll, 70% of whom are pupil premium. UCA is part of AET which in turn means we have access to a wide range of training and educational opportunities.

Unity City Academy has an incredibly passionate staff body that strives to ensure that children do not just achieve academic excellence but that our students are worldwise, cultured and proud of their individuality.

As part of the UCA family you will have:

  • A huge amount of job satisfaction working with the local community to best support young people in the school;

  • Access to training and personal development packages such as the opportunity to complete a wide variety of NPQs ;

  • A robust CPD schedule which has different tiers depending upon your need and position within the academy and based upon the core principles of learning.

  • The ability for career progression in a growing Academy;

  • The opportunity to be brave and creative in well-resourced classrooms;

  • The chance to work in an Academy which strives to be at the centre of its local community, providing the highest standards of education and a strong desire for every child to succeed;

Unity City Academy has six maxims which drives our vision and aspirations. These are:

  • Excellence is a habit: high expectations and high performance;

  • Aim high: results without excuses;

  • Individuals matter: equality and diversity;

  • Community and family: people first;

  • Worldwise: citizens of tomorrow;

  • Culture: fun and fundamentals.

Commitment to safeguarding

Academies Enterprise 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 robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
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About Unity City Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
918 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about Unity City Academy. As Principal, it is a genuine pleasure to serve the local community and the students of the school. We passionately believe that every student should achieve the best they can. We call this “choosing a remarkable life”. There are six core areas which can be found across Unity City Academy: Excellence is a habit where high expectations and high performance are the norm; All students aim high, achieving results without excuses; Individuals matter where equality, diversity and difference and celebrated and understood; We are a community and a family at UCA and we always put people first; We are worldwise citizens of tomorrow but also fiercely proud of our Teesside roots and our place within the north-east; Culture is really important to us - it’s important to have fun. We are on a journey to adopt the High Performance Learning (HPL) philosophy and framework. This is a well-researched approach that sees all students as potential high performers who are not limited by ability. As Principal, I am determined to ensure that your child gets the best education possible and that they can achieve their dreams without limit. Students are invited to take part in a range of extracurricular activities and enrichment. We ensure that as well as academic success, our young people develop really positive characteristics that are needed in future life. These include curiosity, enthusiasm, empathy, resilience and self-belief. I would strongly encourage you to visit the school, be it as a potential student with their parent or carer, a business looking to get more involved in the school’s curriculum or as anyone in the community that has an interest in the learning of young people. We look forward to welcoming you to Unity City Academy in the future.

Arranging a visit to Unity City Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mhussain@academiesenterprisetrust.org.

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