Assistant Principal, Hertfordshire

Closing date:New this week

Goffs - Churchgate AcademyHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £48,602 to £53,521
Contract term: Permanent




Following the successful launch of our new school in September 2017, and its rapid growth in popularity and size, we are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome a colleague to our community and senior leadership team.  We are looking to appoint an inspiring and highly capable Assistant Principal from April or September 2019. The successful candidate will already have proven ability as a leader, and will have the skills and abilities to enable them to secure incremental improvements in a high-performing and extremely aspirational environment.   You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery; someone who is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement across all key stages, and who has a robust understanding of the strategies required to achieve this. The successful candidates must be able to lead and inspire staff and students alike.  

The exact job description and areas of responsibility for this role will be confirmed once the successful applicant has been appointed, and we therefore welcome applications from all areas of school leadership.

The successful candidates will:

• have a passion for learning and teaching in a comprehensive school

• be innovative and strategic thinkers 

• be an outstanding practitioner

• lead by example and act as a strong role model

• have an unfailingly positive, can do attitude with staff and students

• be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership and management skills

• have a proven track record of achieving outstanding student achievement both through their own practice and by leading other staff

• be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school

• have outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff

• be active learners, who constantly strive to improve, with the desire to progress

In return Goffs-Churchgate can offer you:

• The opportunity to lead on the strategic development, growth and success of a new school, which has already generated significant local interest and excitement

• A genuinely collaborative and supportive senior team, who are passionate about their work and very much enjoy working together

• An innovative, financially secure Multi Academy Trust

• Brand new teaching facilities and a highly professional working environment

• A highly aspirant school, with students and staff equally committed to that agenda

• Outstanding career development, including opportunities to lead projects in a range of settings and schools through the Generations Multi Academy Trust

• Personalised CPD considered best practice within Hertfordshire, including dedicated leadership development and bespoke coaching in a national “Leadership” school

Please contact Harriet Muxlow, HR Director, on 01992 624375, or by email at for further details.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 28th January 2019 at 9:00am

Interviews will be held w/c 28th January 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people

All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

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More about Goffs - Churchgate Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: College Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 9LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1992 624375
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The Goffs-Churchgate Academy is the first school to join the Goffs Generations Multi Academy Trust. This newly established school now has a new uniform, name, brand, leadership and curriculum, based on the hugely successful model in place at Goffs Ac...