Assistant Principal with responsibility for English Standards across the Trust, Stoke-on-Trent

Closing date:

Discovery AcademyStoke-on-Trent

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12 to L16
Contract term: Permanent

Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required January 2020 

Assistant Principal 

With responsibility for English Standards across the Trust

L12 to L16

Relocation allowance £2,000

The Alpha Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal who will be based at the Discovery Academy, with responsibility to support standards of English across the Alpha Academies Trust. This is a unique opportunity to impact on standards, not only within the Discovery Academy, but to co-ordinate improvement across Trust academies. The role will be underpinned by a passion to take a key role in developing teaching and learning in the Discovery Academy. 

The successful candidate will be experienced and will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of raising standards in English for the last 3 years. The successful candidate must be an excellent practitioner, able to lead by example and inspire others.

This is an exceptional opportunity. All academies within the Alpha Academies Trust are presently judged good by Ofsted and this appointment aims to strengthen further its school improvement offer. The Discovery Academy, where the role will be based, is a very popular and oversubscribed Academy in Stoke-on-Trent with outstanding facilities and a state-of-the-art learning environment. The Alpha Academies Trust seeks to develop the very best leaders. This role should attract ambitious leaders, who have a credible track record and want to take advantage of high quality professional development. 

The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website,  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact The Recruitment Team to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.  

Closing Date for this Post:   Monday 14th October 2019 at 9:00am

Interview Date:         Week commencing Monday 21st October 2019.

More about Discovery Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Discovery Drive, Stoke- on -Trent, ST2 0GA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1782 882100
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