Principal of The St Leonards Academy, Hastings

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St Leonards AcademyHastings

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L31 – 37 - (£82,293 - £95,333) – (a pay award is pending)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Principal of The St Leonards Academy

Hastings, East Sussex 

L31 – 37 - (£82,293 - £95,333) – (a pay award is pending)

On a day to day basis, the postholder reports to the Executive Director of School Improvement. The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the post.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational, strategic leader to realise our vision for The St Leonards Academy to achieve outstanding status and to improve the standards, attainment and aspirations of all its pupils. We are an innovative Academy with dedicated and determined staff, united by our values. We have approximately 1500 pupils and have the highest expectations that each and every pupil will achieve personal and academic success.

In 2017 we secured our best ever GCSE results and were awarded recognition of 'exceptional results' by the SSAT. In February 2017, we were judged 'Good' by Ofsted and the inspection team recognised that we are on the journey to becoming outstanding.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust believes that education transforms lives. Enriched by the University of Brighton’s contribution, we want to ensure that the 7,500 pupils in our academies are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for life-long learning. 

We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing ideas, insights, best practice, our academies can support each other to improve. 

The successful candidate will be able to:

Provide inspirational, strategic and professional leadership of The St Leonards Academy, to realise the Trust’s vision of achieving outstanding status for the Academy and to improve the standards, attainment and aspirations of all students.

As an Academy we will support your professional development, work life balance and aspirations.

Visits to the Academy are highly recommended and we look forward to welcoming you.

Closing date for applications:   Friday, 19th October 2018 by 12:00 noon 

Interviews will be held:                   Monday 29th October & Tuesday 30th October 2018 

Please contact Syvonne Wilson on (Direct) 01223 907 976, (Switch board) 01223 907 979, (Mobile) 07500889504 or for a confidential conversation or to arrange a school visit.

All completed applications to be sent to Syvonne Wilson email: by 12:00 noon on Friday 19th October 2018. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. 

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More about St Leonards Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Edinburgh Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1424 448740
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Building on a platform of success, the Hastings and St Leonards Academies have brought together three mutually supportive and collaborative schools which have been part of the Hastings Federation since 2008.

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