Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 31 May 2020
Interview dates: Thursday 11 and Friday 12 June 2020
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The St Leonards Academy
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Principal – The St Leonards Academy, part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust
- Teachers’ Leadership Pay Range L31-37: £85,826- £99,424
- A relocation package may be available for the successful candidate
Do you have a passion for teaching and the drive to improve outcomes for students?
We are seeking an inspirational, strategic leader to realise our vision for The St Leonards Academy; to achieve outstanding status and to improve the standards, achievements and aspirations of all its students.
About the Academy
Based in St Leonards-on-Sea, to the west of Hastings, East Sussex, The St Leonards Academy is a large coastal community secondary school with approximately 1500 students. It offers high quality modern facilities with state-of-the-art ICT provision, following a major capital redevelopment and extension programme in 2012. The academy has extensive grounds, large playing fields and excellent sports facilities. It also hosts a special facility for 18 young people with physical disabilities or severe autism. It is a popular school, full in each year group.
This is a fantastic time to join the academy. It retained its Good rating from Ofsted in 2017, its second Good judgement since opening as an academy in September 2011. This outcome was a well-deserved recognition of the continuing improvements that have been made to deliver the best possible outcomes for students. It has also been awarded TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) Ambassador school status. We are now seeking a Principal to build on these solid foundations. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to shape and lead the next stage in the development of the academy.
About the Trust
As the principal of St Leonards, you will be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, the fifth largest multi-academy Trust in the south east. We work collaboratively across our network of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all rated Good and Outstanding, sharing ideas, insight and best practices to help our students and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence. Close connection with our sponsor, the University of Brighton, allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits our academies and their pupils.
A great place to live and work
There is a strong community spirit in this diverse coastal community, and a thriving arts and culture scene. Stunning sea views, a long sandy shingle beach, numerous green parks and gardens, beautiful regency architecture, quirky fishermen’s cottages, a historic old town and affordable housing make Hastings and St Leonards a great place to live and work.
How to apply
Please refer to our candidate pack for more information about the role, the Academy and the Trust. To apply please visit the Trust website: https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/
We arecommitted to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.