Assistant Principal (SEN Inclusion responsibility)- The Discovery Academy

The Discovery Academy

JOB REFERENCE: 000083         

Required: As Soon as Possible

Assistant Principal (SEN/Inclusion responsibility)

L12 to L16, Actual Salary (£61,882 to £68,400)


The Alpha Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal who will be based at the Discovery Academy, to join our high performing strategic team. Applicants will need to have whole school leadership experience and be able to evidence their impact on academy priorities. Responsibilities of the role will be based on the development priorities of the Academy, with a specific remit of SEN and Inclusion, working with other leaders to ensure high academic outcomes and expectations in all key stages. Leadership responsibilities can be subject to change based on the needs of the Academy; this post will have a teaching responsibility.


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, skilled individual to join our friendly and professional Leadership Team. The successful applicant must be able to contribute as an outstanding teacher to both pupil outcomes and teacher development.


The successful candidate will be an experienced Senior Leader or show potential in development to the next level of leadership following a successful trajectory in their career to date. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of raising standards and school improvement, evidencing the impact their leadership has already made in their existing role. The suitable candidate needs to evidence their ability to be self- motivated, dynamic, have good personal management skills & good relationships and the ability to work collaboratively both within the Academy and with partner schools. Alpha Academies Trust are committed to a programme of Leadership development to secure the best leaders and ensure succession of leaders within our Trust schools.


Alpha Academies Trust sets a very clear vision for all of its educational providers: to champion the life chances of learners in the community it serves. This vision is systematically implemented in The Discovery Academy.


At the Discovery Academy our purpose is that we are committed to “delivering ambitious, high-quality teaching and learning every lesson, every day that overcomes inequality and allows every student to achieve success”.  As an Academy we have created a culture around our core values of Pride, Respect and Commitment to ensure high expectations, positive relationships, and support for all students.  We believe having high expectations of behaviour and attitudes enables teachers to teach and students to develop in a caring, supportive environment.


The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional

development and leadership opportunities. The Alpha Academies Trust offers a benefits package which includes a discounted gym membership, free on-site parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme.


Alpha Academies are committed to staff development and all staff are encouraged to be members of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is financed by the Trust and colleagues are encouraged to access their resources and embark upon their qualifications.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service, as well as an online social media check along with other stringent vetting and induction processes. Please note, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, 


Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at


Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Tuesday 9th January 2024 at 9:00am

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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