Assistant Principal, West London

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Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)West London

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Start date: April or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10 - L14 (£57,494 - £62,621)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

The Assistant Principal for Teaching & Learning will be joining a committed and high-performing SLT team which has led the academy successfully through its planning and set-up phase.

Being an Assistant Principal at KAA is an extremely senior role and carries a large responsibility. The successful candidate will be joining a team that is firmly committed to making KAA one of the best academies in the UK. They should demonstrate a passion for education and an understanding of what a unique opportunity a new school like this represents. They should be a professional who read widely and think deeply about education and related issues, who are interested in research, and who take a proactive approach to their own professional development. They should be an outstanding teacher of their subject, able to model what is expected of others. They should be skilled in the classroom and have a proven track record of effective leadership and raising standards. All members of the SLT should understand and demonstrate through their own practice that we are all learners and, as such, should continually reflect on and improve on current practice.



Key Responsibilities

Training & Development

 -Working with SLT to design and coordinate the CPD provision in the academy, ensuring our training is consistently high-quality and challenging and helps to further embed the KAA Teaching & Learning approach.

- Oversee the induction and training of new staff. This is a big focus for a growing school like ours as we have a large number of new starters each year and need to bring them quickly up to speed.

- Develop bespoke provision for NQTs, Teach First and Schools Direct teachers, building on the success the academy has had in this area to date, as we increase our focus on ITT in years four and five.

- Co-ordinate the academy lesson observation schedule, including the use of video technology, to ensure that all staff understand lesson observation is a powerful learning tool and not a ‘performance management’ exercise.

- Work with SLT to set an overall strategy for continuous improvement in teaching and learning across the school. You will set an ambitious vision for T&L and help to deliver our objective of 100% of lessons at KAA being good and outstanding (with a focus on outstanding).



All SLT members at KAA have responsibility for…

Line Management

- The line management of a number of designated departments.

- Appraisal of a number of designated staff.

- Coaching/mentoring of teachers as required, and always being disposed to offer appropriate guidance and support to colleagues.

Leadership of vision and strategy, including

- Offering creative, innovative ideas about embedding outstanding teaching across the academy.

- Instilling an ethos of high expectations for behaviour and achievement in all students by expertly managing student behaviour and modelling for other staff what is expected.

- To ensure that no child is labelled and that no teacher talks about ‘ability’ or ‘potential’ as fixed attributes. At KAA we believe in a ‘growth mind-set’.

- Joint construction and implementation of the academy development plan, and personal responsibility for specific sections of the AIP and SEF.

- Leading staff training and development activity.

- Providing considered, balanced solutions to the most difficult and complex issues of school management.


Academy Culture

- Support the academies’ values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures

- Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

- Help develop an academy culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

- Vision aligned with KAA’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and other.


Teaching

- Modelling outstanding planning, teaching, and homework setting in their own lessons.

- Ensuring that both their own workbooks and those of their direct reports are exemplary models.

- Producing exceptional examination results for their own classes and taking personal responsibility for the results of the whole school.


Other

- To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the Academy’s priorities.

- To maintain a presence around the school to ensure that the highest standards of behaviour and site-usage are upheld.

- To undertake other related duties which may be required from time to time within a reasonable workload.

 - To articulate confidently and powerfully to a range of audiences, even without prior notice.

- To take personal ownership for the standards and success of the entire school.

- To write clearly and intelligently, fit for specific contexts and circumstances.

- To demonstrate, at all times, energy, resilience, initiative and profound attention to detail.



Job location

More about Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Silchester Road, Kensington, London, W10 6EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 313 5800
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