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Assistant Principal- Inclusion and SEND

Keyham Lane West, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 1RT
Orchard Mead Academy
Full Time
L12 - L18
11th January 2023
Start Date
To be confirmed
27th January 2023 09:05 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1299550

Assistant Principal: Inclusion and SEND

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: April 2023

Salary: L12 – L18

The Mead Educational Trust is an energetic and dynamic family of 13 primary and secondary schools in and around Leicester. As a family of schools, we use our collective strength and talents in order to make a positive difference to our children, young people and communities. Every person who works for TMET has a role in helping our children succeed, from caretakers to teaching assistants to IT professionals.

At the heart of all we do is a commitment to provide our children with access to a world-class education, our schools with excellent school-to-school support, and our staff with high quality professional development. Our people really are our greatest asset and we are always looking for ways to help them develop and grow their careers. We have a brilliant team of staff who support and encourage each other, within and across our schools and central Trust.

TMET provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as an Assistant Principal at Orchard Mead Academy. Orchard mead believes in every leader being a leader of SEND and is a unique opportunity to take your place as SenCo on our senior leadership team.

The successful candidate will have a strong motivation to improve the life chances of students in an area of high need. You will have a strong moral purpose and want to be part of a team determined to ensure students at Orchard Mead thrive and have access to the best in terms of their education.

This is a unique opportunity to lead in a school where:

  • there is a highly committed staff team;
  • professional learning for staff is prized and integrated within the school day;
  • there is a rich curriculum in each subject which strives to give students access to the best which has been thought, said and created in every field of human endeavour!
  • you will be able to draw upon the strength and expertise of colleagues across the Trust. 

We wish to hear from you if you have high expectations of student attainment and behaviour and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at level subject or pastoral leadership;
  • able to communicate in a clear and compelling way and able to work well with teams;
  • able to drive to lead on school culture and ethos, with students and their families;
  • able to develop children to achieve their very best, regardless of background or circumstance;
  • keen to contribute to and draw upon the expertise of staff across the Trust;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with staff and other stakeholders. 

Our successful candidate will enjoy:

  • an exciting career opportunity to be part of a growing Trust and an academy which is committed to staff development and career progression;
  • coaching from established leaders;
  • a compelling opportunity to be part of school transformation. 

Suitable and interested candidates are able to discuss the role with the Executive Principal, Rita Hindocha by arranging a telephone call or virtual meeting. Please see contact details in the attached documents.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2023 9am

TMET is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.



Safeguarding Statement:

Orchard Mead 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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