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Job reference: 007060
Salary: Starting salary £100k per annum + performance bonus + private healthcare
Closing date: 25/04/2024
Department: Teaching
Location: Leigh Academy Bexley
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Full time
Start date: September 2024

Job Description

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. To view the structure of the senior leadership team from September 2024, please click here.

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.

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack.

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) - 

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 / 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.

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