Assistant Principal - Sixth Form, Camden, London

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The UCL Academy, CamdenCamden, London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15 – L19 ( £63,986 -£69,820)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious Assistant Principal – Sixth Form, who has the experience, skill, vision and enthusiasm to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist Academy from September 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for another colleague to join our leadership team on our journey to outstanding in all areas. We have excellent facilities, a caring and welcoming school community with committed staff and a supportive leadership team. 

The key responsibilities for the Assistant Principal post will include: 

It combines leadership responsibilities in three distinct areas: 

• Teaching, learning and progress within Level 3 (the Sixth Form);

• Pastoral oversight of students in Sixth Form;

• Curriculum development within one or more Faculties; 

Within the Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal will share significant responsibility for ensuring

  • the development of the distinctive culture, ethos and community of the UCL Academy
  • the use of innovative teaching and learning strategies within a Level and Superstudio 
  • high expectations and standards of behaviour and attainment for students and staff within a Level, Faculty and where appropriate, House
  • the future development of the Academy 

The Assistant Principal will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Sixth Form Superstudio and for maintaining good order and discipline amongst students in their care within Faculty, Level and House.  

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  We pride ourselves on high academic aspirations and a caring and inclusive environment. We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology. Our students are able to take advantage of our sponsor University College London’s world class facilities and expertise from their very first school day, and are exposed to university life throughout their Academy career. Staff from both institutions work collaboratively, with those from the university working aspirationally with the academy’s students.

Our school vision of educating the whole person and state of the art building and facilities are underpinned by a rigorous and innovative connected curriculum that provide an exceptional learning environment for our students and supports great success for the whole student body. The UCL Academy is an exciting and supportive environment in which to work and develop your career. 

Key Dates: 

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday, 20th March at midday

Interview date: Friday 22nd March 2019 (please keep this date in your diary) 

Recruitment for this post will take place on Friday 22nd March. If shortlisted you must be available to attend on this date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as the Academy may start shortlisting prior to the closing date.

We Offer:

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration; theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics;
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development and intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning; 
  • Flexibility in start and finish times, longer holidays and more Academy planning days than normal INSET arrangements;
  • A whole school wellbeing strategy and designated Academy Wellbeing Lead;
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources and to work within our connected curriculum;
  • Suitable IT equipment for all teaching staff;
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, free counselling and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

How to Apply:

To apply please request an application pack from Tim Field by emailing or you can contact Tim Field or Orla Batchelor on 0207 259 8770 for further information. 

Closing Date:   Wednesday, 20th March at midday (12pm)

Interview date: Friday 22nd March 2019 (please keep this date in your diary) 

Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.



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More about The UCL Academy, Camden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...