Assistant Vice Principal – Director of Sixth Form

(Leadership Scale (Outer London) L9- L14)
Location: Carew Academy, Church Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7NH Hours: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: 27/04/2023

Job Description

Assistant Vice Principal – Director of Sixth Form

Salary: Leadership Scale (Outer London) L9- L14

Contract Term:  Permanent, Full time

Start Date: 1st September 2023

Location: Carew Academy, Church Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7NH


Carew Academy is an outstanding special school situated at the edge of Beddington Park in Wallington. It has 230 students aged 7-18 with a wide range of ability levels and additional learning needs, including complex needs. There are plans for the school to move to a purpose built Free School in 2023.

Carew Academy strives to develop the full potential of everyone within its school community and provides a broad and wide-ranging curriculum. Enriching experiences are offered such as residential and curriculum visits and students can access a full range of therapies on site.

Carew Academy is a vibrant and welcoming school and offers many opportunities for professionals who want a rewarding career enabling young people to achieve their full potential. To find out more about us visit


We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to lead the curriculum provision and pastoral care across a Key Stage, and to take a school wide lead on key areas of responsibility.  This will be determined with the successful candidate looking at their strengths and experience.  Your teaching background and length of service is not important; what is important is that you have high expectations, love a challenge and will be highly visible around the school and throw yourself into all aspects of school life.  The role includes a teaching commitment of 8 hours a week, your subject specialism is not important.

Lower School students have enrichment activities every afternoon which include Rock Climbing, Swimming, Horse Riding and a huge range of other sports. All our Upper School students all take part in subject specific overnight trips to support their learning.  We are developing additional BTEC qualifications in our Sixth Form to support our learners gain the work and life skills they need for future success.

Our curriculum is at an exciting time of evolution – as we begin to develop and embed a completely holistic therapeutic approach to everything we do.

Please Click here to see the job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Carew Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit

Application Guidance

For informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Clare Price (Principal’s PA) on 0208 647 8349 or to arrange a time to discuss further.

To apply for the role please contact Lisa Nagle, Office Manager for an application. If you have any queries, please contact

CV applications cannot be considered.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

 Applications close: Thursday 27th April 2023

Interview: TBC


Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

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