Assistant Principal: Student Development, Leeds

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Abbey Grange Church of England AcademyLeeds

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14-18 Plus access to an individually tailored CPD package
Contract term: Permanent

Ref: AG11

Abbey Grange is a thriving, highly successful and over-subscribed 11-18 Church of England convertor Academy which serves communities right across the city of Leeds. Our students come from all over the city to receive an education in which we all work together to challenge them academically, support them pastorally and help them develop socially and spiritually. Abbey Grange is part of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust.

Our goal is to become an outstanding Academy that delivers on our mission - In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower' and we are well on our way to achieving this. Ofsted graded us a 'good' school in February 2017 and we celebrated our GCSE results in 2017 with 78.5% of our students achieving 5 standard passes including English and Maths (old 5 A* - C measure).

Due to retirement we are seeking to appoint an inspiring and exceptional Assistant Principal: Student Development which has a specific focus on the holistic pastoral care of all students in the Academy, including leading on safeguarding. As well as having exceptionally high standards of behaviour we also recognise that students need to be fully supported in school and that this at times will involve working closely with parents and outside agencies to ensure that our students receive the best possible support at school and at home. You will be first and foremost an outstanding teacher within your specialism and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of leading strategies that have resulted in rapid and sustainable improvements.

To ensure a career path towards Vice Principal positions you will lead on behaviour, safeguarding, attendance and exclusions. This exciting and challenging role will include working alongside our existing pastoral team and the Senior Leadership Team to secure high standards of behaviour and attendance in order to support the progress and improved outcomes of each student.

We actively welcome applications from talented colleagues currently in a middle leadership role looking for promotion to SLT, as well as those currently on SLT and looking to develop their career.

You will:

  • Provide a role model of exemplary teaching practice within your specialism
  • Be ambitious, highly motivated and driven to inspire and lead change and have the focus to ensure successful outcomes are reached
  • Inspirational to colleagues and students –sharing best practice

We can offer:

  • An Academy and Senior Leadership Team that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active part on our journey to becoming ‘outstanding’
  • Tailored CPD with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • A staff team which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy as we develop the Multi-Academy Trust. If you are looking to join a learning community with happy positive and polite students and staff then we want to hear from you.

Visits to the Academy are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Anne-Marie Roper.

To apply please download recruitment pack and email completed application form to
Miss Fuller – Payroll & HR Assistant –  

The closing date for applications is 21 March 2018 at 9.00am with interviews scheduled to take place w/c 26 March.

Abbey Grange C of E Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Principal: Mr Jon Norden

An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

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More about Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Butcher Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 275 7877
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