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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are now recruiting for the role of Head of College (Vice Principal) for Leigh Academy Blackheath to join an outstanding leadership team supported by a talented and dedicated staff body. This is a truly rare leadership opportunity within a very successful and financially sound, mature and geographically local multi-academy trust that combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support that encourages collaboration for success.

We are a values-driven Academy with an unshakeable belief in human potential and are proud of all our students. We have the highest expectations of them in terms of academic achievement, personal development, attitude, behaviour, attendance and appearance. Staff are dedicated and committed to students being stretched, challenged and supported in all their learning experiences so that they can reach their full potential and learn essential life skills to help them succeed in an ever-changing world.

Our curriculum offer is broad, innovative and inclusive with a rich variety of subjects that allow students to aspire, strive and thrive. Lessons, delivered in world-class learning facilities, are stimulating and challenging, meeting the needs of all our students. Our enrichment and extension opportunities support the development of our students as well-rounded, life-long learners.

Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly skilled leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential. We are looking for ambitious professionals who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards. Specific responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate post appointment.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world 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.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff atLeigh Academies Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.Click here to view the current benefits package,and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

What the school offers its staff

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 Helaina English (Office Manager and PA) - helaina.english@leighacademyblackheath.org.uk.

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 Helaina English (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date: Monday 22nd April2024, 9.00amShortlisting date: Monday 22nd April 2024, middayInterview date: Thursday 25th April 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Charlotte Herberts(LAT Talent Team) oncharlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About Leigh Academy Blackheath

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
895 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01634 412 258

Arranging a visit to Leigh Academy Blackheath

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Isabelle.cochrane@LATrust.org.uk.

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