London Screen Academy
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to apply for what we believe is one of the most significant roles in post 16 creative education in the country. Recently judged Outstanding in every category by Ofsted, we are on a mission at LSA to diversify the creative industries and ultimately empower a new generation of storytellers to create stories that change the world.
Opening in 2019, LSA is in its fifth year and now at an incredibly exciting part of our evolution. Our ambition is to deliver the best film and television education for post 16 students in the world. Over the previous four years we have worked hard to build and establish the framework of what world class creative education looks like. We constantly think hard about what this looks like, how we build the machine that creates a consistently world class curriculum, combined with sector leading teaching and learning and continually evolves according to the skills needs of the creative industries.
We’ve made significant steps towards this and we are now looking for the right candidate who will be the visionary to amplify this work and take it to the next level to help us meet our ambition of being a truly world class school.
This role will be leading our Level 3 Film and Television department which is the largest at LSA and a critical central position to our success. Responsible for leading a team of four Heads who each oversee their own department, this position is accountable for the education of around 750 students at LSA. The post holder is responsible for setting the culture of the departments, helping to shape and define what world class creative education looks like and ensuring that the exceptionally high standards of LSA are maintained.
At LSA we are fortunate to work with some of the best talent in the sector and due to our founders and fundraising work we have access to high quality resources and our connectivity directly into industry is unparalleled. Combined with this, we have a wonderful cohort of bright, thoughtful, diverse young creative students who have chosen to come to LSA. This fortunate position means that many of the traditional barriers to success in education are lower which creates exciting opportunities. Because of this we feel there is a responsibility on us to truly deliver on our ambition, so our mindset is less about how to survive that has become too common in education, and more about how we ensure that we make the absolute most of this incredible opportunity. This work is hard as it requires us to fully commit to thinking deeply about what the best possible education looks like and having the vision to chart a course where there are no current models.
The candidate for this post should be inspired by this prospect and, as we all are at LSA, humbled by the prospect of the responsibility and scope of the mission. We are also fortunate to have an exceptionally strong group of department Heads and the candidate must be equipped to inspire their performance and manage the team in a way that drives the ambition of the organisation through all of their teams so that it reaches our students through carefully thought out lessons and curriculum.
We are truly thrilled to be looking for this exciting new candidate to join LSA and our Senior Leadership team. The opportunity to create the best education possible, whilst having the genuine connections with industry that lead to authentic outcomes for our wonderful students is a genuine joy and privilege.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact. We look forward to hearing from you.
Vice Principal, London Screen Academy