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Assistant Principal - Teaching, Learning and CPD

Rushey Mead AcademyLeicester

The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. The Trust draws its educational excellence from the established track record of the high quality education provision of Rushey Mead Academy, the Trust's first convertor academy.

TMET provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.

Rushey Mead Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed, diverse and happy school with a long history of success.  We have been rated by Ofsted as outstanding since 2007 and became one of the first Teaching Schools in 2011. 

Assistant Principal: Teaching, Learning and Continuous Professional Development

Rushey Mead Academy, The Mead Educational Trust, Leicester.

Salary: L10 – L14

As of September 2021, we have a rare senior leadership opportunity within an outstanding school which is ranked in the top 1% nationally for progress 8 and where there is a strong academic ethos and high expectations.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as an Assistant Principal at Rushey Mead Academy.  The successful candidate will play a huge part in leading and evolving teaching, learning and continuous professional development which is based on research to ensure it contributes to the success of the school as an outstanding provider of education.

Our successful candidate will be a highly motivated leader and have high expectations with a drive and commitment to ensure excellence for all; regardless of students starting points and backgrounds.  

We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership with a proven track record of school improvement and change management.  You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work incredibly hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their very best.

This is a unique opportunity to lead in a school where:

• expectations are high and all pupils are supported to meet them;

• professional learning for staff is integrated within the school day;

• a coaching culture is continually developing staff practice;

• a knowledge rich curriculum in each subject which gives students access to the best which has been thought, said and created in every field of human endeavour!

• there is a calm orderly environment so as staff can implement our Rushey Principles of Direct Instruction;

• you will be able to draw upon the strength and expertise of colleagues across the Trust.

We wish to hear from you if you are:

• an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;

• a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;

• a knowledgeable and reflective school leader who is immersed in research;

• confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;

• able to develop children to achieve their very best, 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.

Our successful candidate will receive;

• an exciting career opportunity to be part of a growing Trust and an outstanding academy which is committed to staff development and career progression;

• the opportunity to assist in leading a large outstanding school, supported by a dedicated academy leadership team;

• development opportunities to work both within Rushey Mead Academy and across the wider Trust;

Suitable and interested candidates are able to discuss the role with the Principal, Gulbanu Kader, by arranging a telephone call or a visit. To schedule an appointment please contact Kajal Patel on

Closing date: Sunday 18th April 2021 at midnight

Proposed Interview date week beginning: Monday 3rd. May 2021

TMET are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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