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Assistant Principal - SEND Lead

Location
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
College
Thomas Deacon Academy
Hours
Full Time
Salary
L16
Posted
16th March 2020
Start Date
To be confirmed
Expires
21st April 2020 11:59 PM
Contract Term
Permanent
Job ID
1097607
Start Date
To be confirmed
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1097607

Thomas Deacon Academy have an exciting opportunity to appoint an outstanding dynamic, driven leader to join their SLT as Assistant Principal – SEND Lead.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring each SEND student acquires the necessary knowledge, skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as a global citizen.

We are looking for a leader who has demonstrable experience in raising achievements of learners with complex needs and can work strategically across KS2 to KS5 to deliver key priorities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Principal who is looking for a new and exciting challenge and comes at an exciting time for the Academy. From September 2020 we are expanding our curriculum offer and, combined with an additional intake of Year 7 students, this enables us to create more opportunities across the Academy.

The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern, light and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.

Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.

The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.

In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.

In September 2019, TDA received a very positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and students’ behaviour. These aspects of the academy have been maintained alongside the identified areas for development being addressed.

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


At this present time it is difficult for us to determine an exact interview date and the way in which the interview will be conducted. If we are unable to arrange face to face interviews we will look into other options that will allow us to appoint into this post.

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Safeguarding Statement:

Thomas Deacon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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