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Head of English/Associate Assistant Principal

Academy: The High Weald Academy, Cranbrook

Salary: Competitive

Start Date: September 2019 (or earlier if possible)

Closing Date: 10am, Friday 17 May 2019

The High Weald Academy

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students.

We are looking to appoint our next inspirational and dynamic leader of English to lead us in achieving exceptional things with our students and to develop a creative and innovative curriculum.  For the right ambitious candidate there is also the chance to play a key role as part of the senior leadership team. This is an ideal opportunity for a successful colleague to consolidate their experience in a high impact environment whilst gaining experience for their next step.

Later this year we will be moving in to our state of the art new building which means that you will have the chance to establish the highest expectations and standards in a brand new and purpose built learning environment.

You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress. Your previous experience as a leader is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and your team of committed and dedicated staff as well as your ability to motivate and inspire. Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school leaders who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

High Weald is a small, non-selective co-educational academy that serves the communities of Cranbrook, Staplehurst and the surrounding areas, where every student on roll is supported and challenged to reach their own personal excellence.

Salary/Grade: Competitive

Start date: September 2019 (or earlier if possible)

Suitable candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications: 10:00 am, Friday 17 May 2019

Brook Learning Trust

Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The High Weald Academy as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. Brook Learning Trust, working with The High Weald Academy, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

Application information:

Completed application forms should be sent to by 10:00 am, Friday 17 May 2019

To arrange a school visit and/or an informal telephone call with the Executive Principal, please contact Amanda Lee, HR Manager for the Brook Learning Trust on 01580 712754  ext 331 or

Dates of interviews to be confirmed.


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  1. Application Form
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  2. Equal Opportunities Form
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