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Principal, Young People’s Academy

Leadership Scale L22 – L26, £74,089 - £81,371 per annum
Young People's Academy, Middlesex UB7 8AB
Closing Date: 21/02/2022

Job Details

We are looking to appoint an ambitious leader to drive improvement in provision and the transition of the academy to a new building which will provide an environment with first class facilities for our young people.  In the new building our improved vocational and recreational facilities will allow us to expand  post 16 education and increase its ASD provision such that is has capacity for up to 110 students.

You will be an experienced senior leader, with demonstrable success of leading a service for children who have social, emotional and mental health needs.  You will have the ability to lead change and raise standards, alongside a desire to create an outstanding service for our young people.  This is a rare opportunity to make a lasting contribution to services locally and truly change the opportunities for young people  as we look to provide the best opportunities for independence for our students beyond school.

You will not work alone.  We are collegiate and as a result, there is the opportunity to engage with peers in internal professional networks as well as benefit from a supportive Executive Team who are highly committed and dedicated to success.

Young People’s Academy (YPA) is a co-educational secondary special school for students with social, emotional and mental health needs and some students have co-existing conditions, such as Autism.   YPA is part of an established family of specialist academies that make up Orchard Hill College Academy Trust, which is currently comprised of 15 academies across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. The Trust was established by Orchard Hill College and together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs.

Further details and how to apply

For the full information pack including the job and person specification, please email info@pentir.com. For a confidential discussion about the role, and details on how to apply, please contact Mike Phillips (07830-313915) at our advising consultants, Pentir.

Closing date: 21st February 2022

Young People’s Academy and Orchard Hill and College Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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