The Assistant Principal will work closely with the Deputy Principals, students and families, the wider SLT and the academy teams in sustaining a journey of improvement, development and innovation to benefit our students. The Assistant Principal will be fully engaged with the SLT in planning the curriculum and delivery to enhance the offer to our students and to take full advantage of the proposed new buildings, which will include technical/vocational facilities.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and change lives. The successful candidate will have a unique chance to lead on system design and will be the perfect platform for Headship in the future.
Specific responsibility will include supporting the Deputy Principals in professional duties: To assist in mutually agreed areas of school leadership and management, including Teaching and Learning, Attainment, Performance Management of Teaching staff and to fully deputise for the Deputy Principal in their absence.
Addington Valley Academy is special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. The school opened in 2020 and provides 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.
The new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students and includes sensory gardens, indoor sensory rooms, soft-play area, and a large cookery room along with other facilities to encourage students to learn skills to live independently. Students access specialist support enabling them to learn and achieve in a nurturing and aspirational environment.
Addington Valley Academy is a rewarding and inspirational place to work and the whole school community comes together to create the best possible outcomes for its students. This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a further expansion for the 2022-23 school year. To find out more about us visit www.addingtonvalley.org
Addington Valley Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.
For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Tine McMenamin via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.
Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 24th April 2023
Shortlisting: Monday 24th April 2023
Interviews will take place on: Friday 28th April 2023
Orchard Hill College and 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.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.Apply