Assistant Principal

  • Contract type - Permanent
  • Salary range - L12-16 (£55,338 - £61,166)
  • Location - Co-op Academy Leeds
  • Closing date - February 10, 2022

Co-op Academy Leeds is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work. It is one of twenty-seven schools in the Trust, five of which are schools within the East Leeds locality. Whilst all schools in the Trust demonstrate a strong commitment to co-operative values and principles, the close proximity of the academies in East Leeds in particular has helped to facilitate co-operation across both the primary and secondary phase and reinforce our belief that these values and principles are crucially important. It is therefore vital that applicants are willing to fully embrace these, embedding them into the learning experiences for students and using them to drive up academic standards further. The Trust is a successful and highly collaborative partnership of schools committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities which it serves.

Following a review of the leadership structure at Co-op Academy Leeds, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Principal to add further capacity to our team. We are looking for someone who, alongside the Head of School and Vice Principal, will promote a culture of excellence by providing leadership capacity to enhance the strategic direction, vision and operational management at Co-op Academy Leeds. Providing specialist expertise and highly visible leadership, our ideal candidate will contribute in securing and driving forward the educational experience and will present as an outward facing professional within the academy, ensuring that the vision and priorities are clearly articulated, shared and translated into agreed objectives and operational plans which permeate all aspects of academy life and promote and sustain school improvement.

We would welcome applications from existing Assistant Principals wanting to further their career in a large and diverse secondary academy supported by a highly regarded Trust, as well as those from talented and ambitious Curriculum Leaders and Heads of Department looking to take their next step in senior leadership. So, if you’re a committed educationalist, steeped in the skills and knowledge of school improvement, with a belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things – please get in touch with us and consider applying.

For an informal chat about the role and the academy please contact Natalie Jones, Head of School, on


Please return your completed application form (Part A and B) electronically to Hannah Gorman, Trust HR Advisor at

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2022 at 12:00pm

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