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Assistant Principal, London, N1

City of London Academy IslingtonIslington

Could you be part of the team leading one of the best schools in the country?

At City of London Academy Islington we aim to provide an exceptional level of care and education for every individual student. The Academy, which opened in September 2008, is a mixed, non-selective Academy, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing excellence in education and opportunities for all. In our Ofsted inspection report (March 2019), we were rated outstanding in every category; personal development and behaviour, teaching and learning, student outcomes and leadership and management. We have been graded outstanding overall. This inspection outcome and our results reflect the aspirations, determination and hard work of all students and staff at the Academy and we are always exceptionally proud of what we achieve together. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and a wealth of opportunities outside of the classroom.

City of London Academy Islington is part of the City of London Academies Trust, a multi-academy trust with schools in North, East and South London. We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial ethos.  We’re also committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our teaching staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.

We will offer you:

• Students who are eager to learn, well-behaved and very proud of their school

• Exceptional focus on continuous professional development

• A culture of high expectations of students and staff

• An appetite for creativity and continuous improvement

• A dedicated, caring and experienced staff team

• Purpose-built teaching and learning facilities

• A supportive and committed Governing Body and leadership team. 

From you, we need:

We believe exceptional staff create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that exceptional staff should be supported too, with all the opportunities needed to develop and achieve their goals.

Dynamic and motivational, you will match and surpass what we have already achieved. This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to sustain and develop further as an excellent provider of high-quality education. You will be working with a team whose mission it is to sustain and further develop excellence in everything we do.

Committed to creating an environment that promotes academic, cultural, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal achievement, you will be a strong leader and qualified teacher currently performing to an outstanding level at middle or senior leadership. Skilled in leading and coaching staff to be successful practitioners, you will have made a significant contribution to a school, relating to its leadership, student outcomes, pastoral systems and ethos. Above all, you will have the drive and determination to sustain and further develop City of London Academy Islington as a centre of excellence for education.

How to Apply: 

If you would like to make an application, please visit Opportunities to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to Lisa Hancock, PA to Principal, by email at 

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 an enhanced DBS, prohibition from teaching and medical checks. 

Closing Date: 9:00am, Monday 11th October 2021

City of London Academy Islington, Prebend Street, Islington, London, N1 8PQ.

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