Assistant Principal Fullhurst Community College, Leicester, Leicestershire

Job description

Due to our expansion we are seeking a dynamic, inspirational and committed Assistant Principal.

This exciting and new role will see the successful applicant lead teaching and learning at Fosse Campus, our newly developed site for students in years 7 and 8. Working alongside our Deputy Principal and Assistant Principal for standards on Fosse Campus and under the strategic direction of our Senior Deputy Principal for teaching and learning, the successful applicant will lead on improving both the quality of teaching and learning for students at Fosse Campus.

As a college, we are very proud to have been the Department for Education Pupil Premium Secondary Regional Champion, Leicester Mercury School of the Year and shortlisted for the Pearson's 2018 National School of the year. Within our context the progress students make at Fullhurst is exceptional, something recognised in our most recent Ofsted inspection which stated: ‘ There is a clear-sighted focus on improving GCSE outcomes, combined with a deep-seated moral commitment to serving the needs of the young people in the area’.

We passionately believe in transforming the lives of young people from one of the most deprived communities in the UK. With almost 50% of our students from disadvantaged backgrounds, we know that our success is genuinely doing this. If you want to be part of our continued success and if you believe in improving the life chances of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds we look forward to receiving your application.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status and undergraduate degree is essential.

Evidence of recent and relevant professional development or training is desirable.

Additional qualification e.g. National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH),National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL), Masters etc. is also desirable.

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning pedagogy.

Knowledge of comparative data for target setting and analysis of performance.

Knowledge of current curriculum developments at both Key Stages 3 and 4.

Knowledge of broader educational issues e.g. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), Pupil Premium etc.

Knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning strategies to raise attainment and progress of disadvantaged students.

Understanding of the process of strategic planning.

Awareness of good self-evaluation processes (including basic HR procedures).

Good knowledge of safer recruitment and child protection issues.

Understanding of financial management and planning is desirable.

About Fullhurst Community College

Imperial Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1AH
LA Maintained School
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