Assistant Principal – English (MAT wide), Nottingham

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Archway Learning TrustNottingham

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Start date: 1st September 2018 or earlier if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range 17 – 21 (£58,388 - £64,415)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Archway Learning Trust is based in the heart of the city of Nottingham providing high quality learning experiences for our students from the ages 3 – 18. The Trust was previously Bluecoat Academies Trust formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. The Trust comprises of Bluecoat Aspley Academy which includes the Sixth Form, Bluecoat Wollaton Academy, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Bluecoat Primary Academy and The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

We are committed to giving every child the very best start that we can by offering outstanding teaching and learning and exceptional personal support in an inclusive, faith based environment. The Trust believes in and offers equal opportunities for everyone.

Our aim as a Trust is to be recognised nationally and internationally as we develop our innovative approach to inclusive, enriching and balanced cross curricular teaching, preparing young people for life long learning based firmly on our Christian principles. 

As our Assistant Principal for English, you will play a pivotal role in working Trust wide to support our secondary academies in successfully raising achievement of our students. You will be responsible for the strategic development of all aspects of English learning and attainment across the Trust, and will work closely with English leaders within the Trust to coach, develop and support them in creating outstanding practice. 

The Trust offers an excellent package for its employees, in addition to the salary package, to include:

  • Commitment from the Trust in supporting our staff in becoming outstanding teachers and leaders with many opportunities for CPD and further career development
  • State-of-the-art buildings with excellent learning facilities
  • Opportunity to work with a highly motivated team, led by exceptionally experienced and talented senior leaders
  • The advantage of working with a successful academy group, with a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Access to the Teachers Pension scheme
  • Access to the Employee Discounts scheme to include discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more
  • Access to the Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

In return the Trust is seeking a leader who has a proven track record of raising academic standards with the ability to work in partnership with the Principal at each of the academies to provide strategic direction. It is important you possess excellent managerial and communication skills providing appropriate support and challenge to secure student attainment, achievement and progress. We seek someone who has demonstrable experience of leading innovation, change and improvement at local, regional and national level. 

For more information about the Archway Learning Trust, please visit

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the role informally, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 0115 929 7445 (Ext: 3202 or Ext: 3102).

To apply for the role, please download the ‘Teacher Application Form’ from the ‘Vacancies’ section on our website and submit to clearly demonstrating your suitability for the role. 

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 19th March2018. 

Provisional interview date: w/c 19th March 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, Barred List check, the receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks that are required for the post. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Archway Learning Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Aspley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 5GY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 9297445
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Our growing family of academies is based in and around Nottingham and includes children from their first day at nursery all the way through preparation for university and lifelong learning.

The Trust is made up of both Church of England academies and...