Head of School (Vice Principal)
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

Job reference: 004789

Location: Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

Closing date: 20/05/2022

Salary: Highly competitive + performance bonus + private health care

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Secondary Leadership

Hours per week: Full time

Start Date: September 2022

We are now recruiting for the role of Head of School (Vice Principal) for Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy; 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. The Head of School, working with the Principal, will drive this development forward to create an excellent all-ability secondary. 
We are looking for an individual with exceptionally high expectations and the drive to achieve even higher standards for existing pupils and future generations. 

Our successful candidate will be a talented and highly effective 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. 

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 at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and the wider 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.


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 will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Naomi Jeffery (PA to Principal) via naomi.jeffery@scwa.org.uk. Visits will be hosted by the Principal, Wayne Barnett. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer 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 Principal.

Before booking to visit the academy, candidates are encouraged to have an initial conversation with the Principal. This can be organised by emailing Naomi Jeffery.

Application closing date          20th May 2022 at 9am
Interviews and
assessment activities  
             26th May 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on elene.redelinghuys@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.


The closing date for this job has now passed.