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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Starting salary £100k per annum + performance bonus + private healthcare

What skills and experience we're looking for

As of September 2024, we have a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful, local multi-academy trust. Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Principal at Leigh Academy Bexley; the successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school into an outstanding provider of education.

Our successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader. Personal qualities such as passion, commitment and a can-do attitude are incumbent to the role. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders is essential. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate Senior Leadership Team who are dedicated to deliver our core purpose ‘Education for a better world’. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate the impact of strategic leadership, excellent management and a proven track record of success in raising standards.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in developing the strategic vision for Leigh Academy Bexley whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. The successful applicant will facilitate a significant role within the senior leadership team, will deputise for the Principal on the rare occasion that they’re off site or absent and will work with significant autonomy.

This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of our community and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record at secondary level;

  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;

  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;

  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;

  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;

  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.


What the school offers its staff

Working for Leigh Academy Bexley:Leigh Academy Bexley joined Leigh Academies Trust in June 2023 and has provided outstanding academic support and pastoral guidance, so that students can lead fulfilling and successful adult lives: inquisitive, articulate and internationally engaged, our students are defined by their boundless thirst for knowledge, self-improvement and learning.

We believe in providing our young people with an education; one that unlocks curiosity, ignites ambition, and forges a social conscience, equipping our students with the tools they need to have an impact on the world around them. Our teachers lead with professionalism and scholarship; they are experts in their field. All of us are part of a warm and caring family of staff, Governors and Trust colleagues who have the highest ambition and a deep hunger to learn. Our staff receives regular, first-class training to achieve mastery of their craft, amazing support to flourish every day, and a sense of shared moral purpose about the best job in the world.

Our vision is that regardless of background and regardless of their starting point, students will leave us as kind, resilient, independent learners with the right behaviour and attitudes to ensure continuous progress and achievement, ready for the next stage of their education and beyond. We want our students to be successful in their chosen careers, in their relationships and in their interaction with the world. We aspire for Leigh Academy Bexley to be a highly effective and truly inclusive school, reflecting the vibrant, diverse, and dynamic community that we serve. We believe in connecting with our local community and championing our local area.

Further details about the role

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 Pamela Morey (PA to Principal) - pamela.morey@labexley.org.uk.

Visits will be offered and hosted by the Principal, John Dixon. Please ensure you offer Pamela 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 Pamela Morey (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date: Thursday 25th April, 2024

Shortlisting date: Friday 26th April, 2024

Interview date: Friday 3rd May, 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Charlotte Herberts (LAT Recruitment Team) on charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk / 01634 412 245.

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Leigh Academies 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 fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 Leigh Academy Bexley

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 2050 pupils
Age range
11 to 19

Working for Leigh Academy Bexley: Leigh Academy Bexley joined Leigh Academies Trust in June 2023 and has provided outstanding academic support and pastoral guidance, so that students can lead fulfilling and successful adult lives: inquisitive, articulate and internationally engaged, our students are defined by their boundless thirst for knowledge, self-improvement and learning.

We believe in providing our young people with an education; one that unlocks curiosity, ignites ambition, and forges a social conscience, equipping our students with the tools they need to have an impact on the world around them. Our teachers lead with professionalism and scholarship; they are experts in their field. All of us are part of a warm and caring family of staff, Governors and Trust colleagues who have the highest ambition and a deep hunger to learn. Our staff receives regular, first-class training to achieve mastery of their craft, amazing support to flourish every day, and a sense of shared moral purpose about the best job in the world.

Our vision is that regardless of background and regardless of their starting point, students will leave us as kind, resilient, independent learners with the right behaviour and attitudes to ensure continuous progress and achievement, ready for the next stage of their education and beyond. We want our students to be successful in their chosen careers, in their relationships and in their interaction with the world. We aspire for Leigh Academy Bexley to be a highly effective and truly inclusive school, reflecting the vibrant, diverse, and dynamic community that we serve. We believe in connecting with our local community and championing our local area.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Arranging a visit to Leigh Academy Bexley

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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