Director of Arts and Sports

Sir Herbert Leon Academy

  • Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Bletchley, Buckinghamshire / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Fern Grove
Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 3HQ
United Kingdom

Highly competitive salary, negotiable dependent upon experience + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Recruitment and Retention Allowance / Relocation Allowance

Full Time, Permanent

Easter 2024 start date

Are you a great teacher looking for a new challenge?

If so, we want to hear from you!

A rare opportunity for a Director of Arts and Sports who will be leading across PE, Art, Drama, Music and Design Technology has arisen. We warmly welcome candidates from any of those subject specialisms who have significant experience within their teaching career but especially those who can teach Music or Drama. If you are looking for career progression and the opportunity to inspire colleagues and students, this is an outstanding opportunity.

Overview and career development recruitment incentives:

  • We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of Arts and Sports and future leader who will join us as our new Director of Arts and Sports and strategically lead this curriculum area.
  • This is the perfect role for candidates who want to gain further middle leadership experience and have aspirations to move onto SLT in The future
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next stage of your career.

Sir Herbert Leon Academy, Bletchley, South Milton Keynes, is a comprehensive 11-16 mixed school with 670 learners and a dedicated team of around 100 teachers and support staff. Our priority is focused on providing a nurturing environment that values both academic achievement and personal development.

Being a relatively small secondary school, Sir Herbert Leon offers an environment where staff can build strong connections with both colleagues and students. As we journey towards elevating aspirations and outcomes for the local community, our core purpose is clear-to expose all young people to a range of opportunities, both personally and academically. We aim to equip them with the skills and mindset needed to live fulfilling and successful lives.

The Senior Leadership team at the Academy strongly emphasises the well-being of our colleagues, prioritising mental health and a healthy work/life balance. We have implemented systems that empower our staff to thrive, including a centralised behaviour system, a clear management structure, and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Join us at Sir Herbert Leon Academy, where the commitment to grow strong relationships, prioritising well-being, and striving for excellence in education shapes a community dedicated to the development of every individual.

To find out more about Sir Herbert Leon Academy and what the local area has to offer please Click here.

Please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a school visit, to arrange please contact Stevie Louise Marshall on

The role is due to commence January 2024

Closing date: 29th January 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. To find out more visit: https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3926?c=aet

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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