Deputy Head Teacher, London and Essex

Closing date:

Lion Academy TrustLondon and Essex

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible or in the next relevant term
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L13-L18 based on experience
Contract term: Permanent

4 posts.
To Start as soon as possible or in the next relevant term

The Lion Academy Trust is a non-profit making educational charity with over twenty years of experience in running schools in and around London and currently comprises of four primary schools in North London and is expanding.

The Lion Academy Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and so achieve rapid educational transformation. Our trust comprises of both traditionally sponsored Academies and schools ?that have chosen to convert to academy status.

The Lion Academy Trust has secured elite partnerships with specialist groups and private sector companies to support the vision and principles of the trust, such as Institute of Education, London Leadership Collaborative (A five London Borough Leadership Development Collaborative). The Institute of Education has recently awarded us with the Professional Development Gold Award, which recognises the Lion Academy Trust as an outstanding practitioner of professional development.

We support a range of school improvement services including brokering support from our Specialist Leaders of Education to assist other schools.

We run a series of internal networks including NQTs, subject leaders, EYFS leaders, SEN and Inclusion leaders. Alongside our internal programmes we also facilitate and host licensed national programmes such as National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders and Headteachers.

We provide a range of low cost central services to our Academies and provide significant savings which are ploughed back into teaching and learning. The Executives Forum, comprising of all Heads of Schools, working with the CEO and Executive Principal is the key decision-making group in the Trust. We have secured a number of high profile Senior Executive Advisors who support schools with specific development projects and monitoring impact outcomes.

The Lion Academy Trust Board of Directors are seeking to increase capacity by appointing a Deputy Head Teacher who is a dynamic, ambitious committed and enthusiastic leader, who will proactively demonstrate skills and inspire staff. The successful candidate will also work closely with the Trust Executives and the trust board to move our schools forward, ensuring that our pupils have the best possible education and school experience.

Lion Academy Trust have high expectations, ambitious and hardworking staff and above all happy and enthusiastic children with a thirst for learning.

We are seeking a Deputy Head Teacher who is:

  • an innovative, creative and strategic thinker
  • able to lead, motivate, challenge and inspire whole school communities
  • committed to achieving the highest possible standards of learning and teaching
  • dynamic and enthusiastic with the vision and energy to help lead schools to excellence
  • friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills and a passion for teaching
  • experienced in school improvement with a proven track record of success and strong leadership in developing teaching and learning.

We can offer you:

  • Vibrant schools situated in a culturally diverse area of north London with all the rewards and opportunities this brings
  • Lively, friendly and aspirational children who are determined to make the most of their schooling
  • A dynamic and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who want the best for their children.
  • Innovative CIPD which is of the highest quality.
  • Career progression and leadership opportunities
  • A supportive and forward thinking Trust Board, Parental Advisory Body and parent community.
  • Excellent opportunities for further professional development, through the Lion Academy Trust.

Equal Opportunities

Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application Information

For further information, please email; you can also visit the LAT website:  

Closing date: Noon on 22nd January 2018
Interviews will be held on: 31st January 2018

For an informal discussion, or to arrange a site visit, or if you have any questions, please contact Hayden Tyers, Director of Schools & Deputy Chief Executive Officer with the Lion Academy Trust on 0208 539 6777 ext 119.

Job location

More about Lion Academy Trust
Type: English Primary Schools
Address: School Improvement Centre, Canterbury Road, Leyton, London, E10 6EJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85396777
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