Ada. National College for Digital Skills
Assistant Principal – Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes (with or without SENCO)
Nature of the Role: Maternity Cover – Full Time, Fixed Term (from January to Autumn half term)
Responsible to: Principal
Responsible for: Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitude of the Sixth Form
Welcome to Ada!
We are the Government’s National College for Digital Skills, the top performing institution for the new Computer Science BTEC and are passionate about educating, supporting and creating the next generation of digital pioneers.
As a small college in Tottenham Hale, north London, we have a very diverse student body from a wide range of backgrounds and are committed to using tech as a tool for social mobility. We offer a supportive culture for students and staff and our excellent industry links ensure you get regular formal and informal CPD to support your teaching and technical knowledge and development.
We are a specialist college where all our students are passionate about tech and we are committed to supporting them to progress onto highly skilled roles in the digital sector. All students study computer science for at least 60% of their curriculum, with regular off-curriculum industry projects with partners such as King Games, Deloitte and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
We are passionate about high quality teaching and learning, using industry’s problems to bring education to life for our learners and thinking of innovative new approaches to communicating some of tech’s more challenging concepts!
Our students achieve highly across all subjects and progress to an amazing range of destinations. In Summer 2020 these included: Deloitte, Vodafone, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, BT, BBC, Oxford University, Nottingham University, Queen Mary University and many more with over 70% progressing to their first choice destination.
We received Good with Outstanding features in our first Ofsted inspection in October 2018.
Purpose of the Role
We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational leader to play a central role in leading the sixth form alongside the Principal.
The Assistant Principal will work alongside the Principal as a member of the sixth form senior leadership team (SLT) in defining, articulating and implementing the shared vision and values of the college. They hold an important leadership role and are expected to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in working with the Principal on the implementation of the strategic direction of the college and working with individuals and groups to ensure the provision of a high quality of education for all our students.
The Assistant Principal is in particular accountable for the personal development, behaviour and attitudes of all Ada sixth form students as detailed in this job description. The Assistant Principal will also take on a number of other key roles commensurate with their experience and the seniority of their post, including oversight of support for students with special educational needs and disabilities.
Key aspects of the role:
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Attendance and Punctuality
Leadership & Management
Quality of Education
Alongside the Principal