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Principal (The St Leonards Academy)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/12343
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £90,379 to £104,687 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN38 8HH

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Monday 08 March 2021
Selection and interview dates: Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Wednesday 17 March 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The St Leonards Academy
Edinburgh Campus
St Leonards-On-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 8HH

Phone:         01424 448740
Email:          d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk.
Website:      https://www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018  Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.


About the role

Principal – The St Leonards Academy - University of Brighton Academies Trust

Teachers’ Leadership Pay Range L32-38: £90,379 – £104,687

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 visit our website to view our application pack and for more information about the role, the academy and trust at https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/.
Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Dylan Davies, Executive Director of School Improvement, for an informal discussion about the role by emailing  d.davies@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk.

We are committed 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.

In light of the current coronavirus situation, an online and video conferencing selection and interview process is planned.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

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.

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.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/12343
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £90,379 to £104,687 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN38 8HH