Assistant Principal (Inclusion), Chelsea, London

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Chelsea AcademyChelsea, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: INNER LONDON LEADERSHIP SCALE + Private Healthcare + Chelsea Academy Benefits
Contract term: Permanent




We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join us as AP Inclusion. You will be an excellent teacher that wants join a welcoming and collegiate leadership team who aspire for every student, no matter their background, to succeed at school and in life.

Chelsea Academy is a high performing, inspirational community of learning with high expectations, underpinned by a culture of “no excuses”. We are currently graded Outstanding by Ofsted and Statutory Inspection Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), are one of only 20 World Class Schools and are a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network. We are significantly oversubscribed at Year 7 and Year 12 and currently have over 1100 students on roll. 

This is an exciting and newly created post for an ambitious and experienced middle leader who is ready to take the next step into school leadership. We are looking for someone to lead key aspects of the pastoral system and work closely with the Vice Principal (Inclusion) to ensure that our students are happy, safe and confident young people. The successful post holder will have a range of responsibilities and training will be provided to ensure they are confident across all areas of the remit. However, the ability to relate to students and parents as well as the desire to ensure that even our most vulnerable and challenging students succeed is key to this role. You will need to demonstrate at interview that you have the resilience for the role and have a track record of improving the life chances of inner-city young people. You should be able to demonstrate that you are a high profile, reliable member of staff that is committed to inclusion.

The role is varied and has been designed to prepare the post holder for a Vice Principal role in three to four years’ time. There is a mix of whole school responsibilities, statutory duties and line management of pastoral and curriculum areas which will allow the post holder to develop and excel in the brief. Specifically you will be responsible for:

● The pastoral curriculum including thought for the week and coaching notes (with our Academy Chaplain), SRE (with our Curriculum Leader for Personal Development) and drop down days for KS3 and KS4. 

● Line management of the Chaplain

● The extracurricular programme (after school clubs and all activities that take place out of school time)

● Trips and visits including becoming the Educational Visits Coordinator

● Line management of the Chelsea Champion and Kick London programmes

● Student Voice and leadership at KS3, 4 and 5

● Anti-bullying and anti-discrimination work.

● The pastoral QA cycle

● Responsible for the House System and House Leaders

● Named Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

● Deputising for the VP Inclusion when needed

● Line management of some Heads of Year and Department Areas.

● Member of Core Leadership Team.

To apply, you need to show evidence of being a successful middle leader and have a minimum of two years of middle leadership experience including relevant pastoral experience.

How to apply

You need to write no more than 3 sides of A4 explaining why you are suited to the role and the impact that you have had in your current or previous roles. You will also need to complete an academy application form.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) on, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member. We are also offering the opportunity for you to visit the Academy before making an application for the role. Please contact my PA, Lauren Allen, to arrange a place on either 0207 376 3019 ext. 0002 or A tour will take place on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 4pm. 

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application. 

Closing Date: Friday 16th March, 12 noon  

Interview Date: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March

Matt Williams


Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

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More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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