Open Event

Our next Open Event is on Thursday 1 December 4-6pm. To book your place email enquiries@addingtonvalley.org. Free onsite parking is available for visitors.

Deputy Principal (Head of Secondary School)

(Leadership Scale 14 – 17 - £61,479 - £65,918 per annum)
Location: Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey

Closing Date: 15/03/2021


Job Description

Start Date: September 2021 (potentially sooner due to candidate availability)

The Deputy Principal will work closely with the Principal, students and families, the wider SLT and the academy teams in sustaining a journey of improvement, development and innovation to benefit our students. The Deputy Principal will be fully engaged with the Principal in planning the curriculum and delivery to enhance the offer to our students and to take full advantage of the proposed new buildings, which will include technical/vocational facilities.

Specific responsibility will include supporting the Principal in professional duties: To assist in mutually agreed areas of school leadership and management, including Teaching and Learning, Attainment, Performance Management of Teaching staff and to fully deputise for the Principal in his absence.

Deputy Principal – Job Description and Person Specification AVA

Further Information

Addington Valley Academy (AVA) is a co-educational Special School which will have 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs in the Croydon region. All our children have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We opened in September 2020 with an initial cohort of 22 ASD year 7 pupils in a temporary site based in Croydon.

This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a planned relocation to a newly constructed school building for the academic year 2021-22 with a fantastic learning environment designed to meet the needs of autistic children.

It is anticipated that as the school grows the salary scale will grow to L18-21 when the school is at 150 students.

Addington Valley Academy benefits from being part of Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education across London, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Application Guidance

AVA Applicant information pack Feb 2021

We welcome any questions you may have, or if you wish to discuss the roles informally you can contact us via email at jobs@addingtonvalley.org

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via the online application process on our TES landing page.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

There will be an opportunity on Monday 8th March to meet with the Principal remotely and hear at first hand our exciting plans before the closing date. You should email the Principal’s PA directly via tmcmenamin@addingtonvalley.org to reserve a place for this Zoom meeting.

Meet the Principal: Monday 8th March 2021

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 15th March 2021

Interview date(s): 22nd – 23rd March 2021

OHC&AT 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.

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we offer our sincere condolences as an organisation and express our gratitude for the exceptional and tireless service she gave to our country and beyond for seventy years …

Read more

Celebrating the Commonwealth Games

Addington Valley celebrated the upcoming Commonwealth Games by taking part in sports included in the Games. Students enjoyed Basketball, Cricket, Boccia, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Athletics activities, providing new experiences and opportunities to process their skills. We were delighted to …

Read more

Cricket with Jonny Gale

We were delighted to welcome cricketer, Jonny Gale to our school today, Jonny is an opening batsmen for the England Learning Disabilities cricket team. He also captains Surrey County Cricket Club’s disability team for players with learning and/or physical disability. …

Read more

AVA wins Best School Building at Prestigious Awards

What an accolade! Addington Valley Academy was awarded ‘Best School Building’ at the National Education Business Awards last week. The awards recognise excellence in the education sector and were presented at a gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel. This …

Read more