Vice Principal - Secondary
Purpose of the job:
Ingleby Manor Free School and Sixth Form is looking to appoint a Vice Principal to join us in September 2022 (or earlier by negotiation).
This post is flexible in its area of responsibility. It gives the opportunity to lead an area that you feel confident with, and we’ll give you the CPD in areas where you are less experienced. The role is exciting and developmental with the aspiration that you’ll progress to Principal in the future.
This is a very senior role, with a fast-track option into the role of Associate Principal for staff eager to take the next step when you feel ready. You will work closely with the Principal and we will also provide an opportunity to work with others at a similar level across the trust; high quality CPD are the hallmarks of philosophy.
This role will suit a leader who wants to make a difference to children’s lives by shaping their educational experience. You will be supported by a committed and talented professional team, including an extensive team of specialist subject leaders; you’ll always have friends to call on. The curriculum materials and specialist support is inspiring, allowing leaders and staff to develop the curriculum and innovate teaching practice.
Vice Principal is a challenging role but the support, and investment for you, and in you, is even greater; we want you to flourish and succeed. We’ll support you to do your NPQ qualifications through our double Teaching School Hub status as well as other CPD opportunities.
Ingleby Manor Free School and Sixth Form is at an exciting time in its development. 2019 saw the first set of GCSE results for the school, the school has made sustained improvements since.
We aim to be a vibrant centre of learning and a hub of activity for the whole of the Ingleby Barwick community. Our school will foster learning communities and promote and provide excellence in teaching, learning and relationships by setting high standards of behaviour, inclusion, and engagement, instilling high personal and collective aspirations. Our students will leave their time with us as successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens, ready to grasp every opportunity available to them in their future careers and wider lives.
This is a great opportunity to learn about and experience leadership at a very high level, using your passion and talent to shape education.
For an informal discussion about the role(s), please contact Andy Barnett, Senior Executive Principal, on 07583 057786.
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1. To undertake the full range of duties and responsibilities as required by the Principal as set out in:
- The School Teachers Pay and Conditions of Service
- The roles and responsibilities set out in the job description for the substantive post held by the applicant
- Any other duties commensurate to the post title and grade, which the Principal may deem appropriate
2. To have a ‘deep’ as their major role (i.e. Learning / Experience / Support / Leadership)
3. To ensure that intervention, challenge and support is provided across all curriculum areas to ensure the highest possible outcomes are achieved for students
4. To ensure all the Trusts systems and policies are implemented consistently and to a high standard
5. To ensure effective teaching and learning throughout the academy through effective monitoring, evaluating, challenging and developing staff and modelling excellent practice through their own teaching
6. To participate in continuous professional development and support /consultancy work in at least one other academy per year
7. To actively promote equality of opportunity for all students and staff
8. To act as Principal of the academy as may be required
Data security and confidentiality
- To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
- To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
- To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
- To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
- To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.
To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.
We expect you to:
- Be flexible in order to meet the constantly changing demand of the role
- Be prepared to undertake outreach work on behalf of the academy
- Keep up to date on educational development, strategy and thinking
- Actively pursue your own development as a potential Principal
- Show commitment to the rigorous continuous improvement of the academy
- Demonstrate a positive commitment to working with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, etc) to improve the performance of the academy
- Put ‘students first’ in everything you do
- Be committed to providing a high quality workforce in order to provide the best possible opportunity for all our students
This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the postholder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks, but sets out the main expectations of the academy in relation to the postholder’s professional responsibilities and duties. Elements of this job description and changes to it may be agreed at the request of the Principal or the incumbent of the post.
Postholders will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a Senior Leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.
Experience and Knowledge
Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate
- Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (A/C)
- Up to date knowledge in subject, national policy, pedagogy, classroom management strategies, research/inspection findings and statutory requirements (A/I)
- A knowledge of the new professional teaching standards (A/I)
- Significant experience at senior leadership level (A/I/R)
- An outstanding classroom practitioner with the highest expectations for the welfare and progress of all students (A/I/R)
- Have a thorough understanding of recent curriculum developments (A/I/R)
- Experience of monitoring and improving the quality of teaching and learning through rigorous quality assurance procedures (A/I/R)
- Proven experience of developing good working relationships with all stakeholders (A/I/R)
- Proven experience in the analysis of performance data for the purposes of target setting, monitoring and evaluation (A/I/R)
- Experience of strategic planning (A/I/R)
- Proven commitment to excellent and respectful behaviour from the whole academy community (A/I/R)
- Proven successful experience of leading whole school initiatives aimed at raising standards (A/I/R)
- Demonstrable ability to work effectively in a wide range of partnerships to achieve academy improvements (A/I/R)
- Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate teams effectively (A/I/R)
- Excellent communication skills in a variety of contexts (A/I/R)
- Lead, manage and co-ordinate staff through an effective team based approach (A/I)
- Ability to understand complex organisations and work with clearly defined line management and supervision structures (A/I/R)
- Ability to monitor and evaluate the work of others; to offer support and intervention where necessary (A/I/R)
- Commitment to raising standards and aspirations to ensure high levels of achievement and progress (A/I)
- Ability to work on own initiative and be pro-active (A/I/R)
- Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity and responsibility (A/I)
- A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
- A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (A/I)
- The postholder will require an enhanced DBS if offered the position (academy will arrange) (C)
- Further professional/academic study including NPQH or the desire to work towards it (A/C)
- Comprehensive knowledge of performance management requirements in an educational context (A/I)