13 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    26 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Pay Scale commensurate with experience + performance bonus

Job summary

We have a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful, mid-size multi-academy trust. The Trust is now seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as the Vice Principal (Head of School) at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy; 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 and highly motivated 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 an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards, preferably in a non-selective setting.

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 Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. The successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership team and will have management responsibilities for multiple faculty areas.

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.

Please click here to access the full Candidate Briefing Pack.


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.

Application Process:

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidates and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

Suitable and interested candidates are able to discuss the role with the Principal, Mr Wayne Barnett, by arranging a telephone call or a visit (subject to current guidelines). To schedule an appointment please contact Naomi Jeffery, Office Manager, on naomi.jeffery@scwa.org.uk or 0208 331 2217. To submit an application in full, please do so online.

The closing date for applications is noon 26th April 2021. Interviews and associated activities are scheduled to take place on 5th and 6th May 2021. If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact the LAT Talent Team on 01634 412 240 or talent@latrust.org.uk.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

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.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Employee benefits

What we can offer you:

a competitive salary;
an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression in the future;
the opportunity to assist in leading a large and successful academy;
security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a
larger group of talented principals to share best practice and innovation;
development opportunities to work both within the academy and across the wider Trust;
the opportunity to implement the Trust’s ‘small school’ philosophy to drive further academic

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1588 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

As a Stationers’ school and part of the Leigh Academies Trust, our students have access to an incredible range of opportunities in industry, commerce and education. The commitment of the Governors and Trust members is outstanding. They work tirelessly to provide advice, financial support, work experience, mentoring, apprenticeships and enrichment opportunities. ‘Stationers’ students’ are highly regarded by further education institutions and employers.

School location

145 Bexley Road, London, SE9 2PT

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