We are looking for an experienced individual who has a proven track record of outstanding departmental leadership and can demonstrate significant impacts, to join our senior leadership team to build on the school’s current achievements and drive the school forward on its journey of success. This role will involve rigorous leadership of achievements and standards at Key Stage 5.

Accrington Academy is part of United Learning, a successful national group of independent schools and academies which share a mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and improve the life chances of the children and young people in their care.

Accrington Academy has a strong local reputation and has been oversubscribed for several years. We are a successful school, with expanding 11-18 provision, and the majority of students spend their entire journey with us. United Learning is ambitious for the school as it builds on its strengths in line with our Framework for Excellence: promoting the best in everyone, powerful knowledge, education with character, leadership in every role and continuous improvement.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead our thriving and successful Sixth Form. As Assistant Principal responsible for Key Stage 5 Achievement and Standards, you will understand what makes first-rate educational provision as we prepare young adults for the next stages in their education and support them in reaching their destination choices. You will demonstrate a clear commitment to the school and its wider community. Your experience and enthusiasm for education will inspire and challenge both students and the teams of staff you work with.

At Accrington Academy Sixth Form we hold a strong and unswerving belief that every student can succeed, regardless of their background. We have a nurturing environment where no matter who you are, we will support you to unlock your full potential. We offer a range of A-level and BTEC subjects and are committed to providing our students with an exceptional post 16 experience.

This is the perfect career development opportunity to work in a forward-thinking school where student welfare, experience and success is at the heart of everything we do.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is currently closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with recruitment for September, to enable this, it may be necessary for interviews to be conducted remotely.

Due to the current closure and social distancing requirement we are currently unable to offer any tours of the Academy but if you have any questions about the role please contact the Headteacher, James Kerfoot on or for an informal conversation on 07415799342.

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United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. A DBS (previously CRB) check is required for all successful applicants.

Start date: September 2020

Closing date: 15th May 2020 (12 noon)

Shortlisting: 18th May 2020

Interviews: TBC