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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L22

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Knowledge and understanding the curriculum and assessment at Key Stages 4 and 5
  • Implementation of performance management and target setting
  • Effective management of change and ability to promote new initiatives
  • Clear understanding of safeguarding issues, with experience in the successful implementation and monitoring of measures which promote and ensure the safeguarding of children
  • A clear vision of what makes an outstanding school
  • Experience of undertaking school self-evaluation and contributing to school development plans

Skills and abilities

  • Effective communication skills, particularly in marketing the UTC to prospective students and their families
  • Ability to prioritise, plan effectively and deliver on targets
  • Ability to deal sensitively with others and engender support and confidence
  • The ability to raise aspirations for pupils and staff
  • The ability to motivate others
  • Able to meet challenges
  • An ability to build sound relationships with the local community, Local Authority and other agencies
  • An ability to engage parents as partners in improving aspirations and standards
  • An understanding of how to work with Governors in partnership for effective school leadership
  • The ability to be open and approachable
  • Ability to think strategically and to innovate and be creative

Professional Knowledge and Understanding

  • The characteristics of effective schools and strategies that raise attainment
  • Strategies for promoting good behaviour and shared values
  • Strategies for developing effective teaching and learning across the curriculum
  • Understanding and knowledge of the use of data across the school to raise standards
  • Effective deployment of budgets to meet the school priorities
  • Role and importance of extended school’s provision

Leadership and Management

  • Lead by example, inspire confidence and motivate others
  • Commitment to being an inclusive school community
  • To uphold and develop the UTC’s ethos and values including equality of opportunity
  • Oversee financial planning, budget management and principles of best value
  • Maintain and develop successful partnerships working with other schools, stakeholders and agencies

What the school offers its staff

Aylesbury University Technical College is a unique school offering the very best of technical education with outstanding links to our specialist employer sponsors. Our UTC specialises in Computing / Digital, Health Care / Social Care and Building Studies (final cohort). Our curriculum embraces the core subjects at Key Stage 4 coupled with an innovative focus on our specialisms which is then further developed into our Sixth Form.

The UTC joined Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust on 1st November 2021. This has enabled an even sharper focus on professional development for staff with excellent support for teaching and learning and wellbeing. Shared practice across our schools lies at the heart of our Trust ethos and is already having an impact at the UTC.

Aylesbury UTC is a growing, non-selective school with students aged 14-19 who come from a very wide area including Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. We have an excellent reputation for supporting young people from diverse backgrounds in their pursuit for purposeful destinations. Our students successfully secure competitive university places, apprenticeships and employment positions. Importantly, we gain huge satisfaction from seeing students successfully joining local job sectors. We are proud of the careers focus throughout the school and we aim to support young people no matter what their chosen pathway.

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About Aylesbury UTC

School type
Free School, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
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School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
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