Job Description

Assistant Principal – Safeguarding 

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary: L15 – L19 Inner London

You are an excellent leader; we are a top performing Trust. Together, we can create truly exceptional schools.

About the Role

City of London Academies Trust (COLAT) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal for Safeguarding from January 2023. You will be responsible for all safeguarding matters in the Academy as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. You will ensure the safeguarding policies of the academy are sector leading, up to date and implemented on the ground.

About Us

COLAT is driven by the ambition to be the best. We believe exceptional leaders create exceptional schools; they transform lives and shape the future of every student.

COLAT currently oversees six secondary academies, three primary academies and one sixth form centre all located in north, south and east London. We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising, and entrepreneurial ethos. We are also committed to providing training and development to all our staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.

At City of London Academy, Southwark, we offer high-quality education in a vibrant, innovative learning environment, where students and staff feel valued and supported. We are passionate about helping every student achieve their full potential in a caring, inclusive community.

High-achieving and oversubscribed, City of London Academy is renowned for being more than just a school; we are dedicated to nurturing every student’s holistic development.

City of London Academy Southwark is based in the heart of an evolving community in Bermondsey and we value the diversity of our workforce. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds to join our team.

About you

We are seeking an Assistant Principal for Safeguarding from September 2023 or January 2024. You will have a firm understanding of all statutory matters relating to safeguarding as well as a clear knowledge of what this means on the ground. You will have effective leadership skills and have whole school experience or extensive proven experience at MLT and it is desirable that this will be in a pastoral role e.g. Head of Year.

If you match our ambition and want to join our dedicated team of professionals, we would love to hear from you. Candidates must address the person specification in no more than 1,000 words. Applications must be submitted via the TES portal.

If you require any other details, or would like an informal discussion, please contact

Closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Friday 6th October 2023.

Interview date is to be confirmed.

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

City of London Academies Trust Company Registration No. 04504128.

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