Assistant Principal

Hethersett Academy, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3DB

26 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 April 2023

  • Closing date

    3 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 12 - 16

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • First degree or equivalent

  • QTS

  • Postgraduate qualification or working towards

  • Proven teacher, leader and educational strategist at secondary level

  • Outstanding classroom practitioner

  • Proven ability to develop high quality, academic curriculum that exceeds the needs of its pupils

  • Proven experience of raising standards of achievement through innovative and collaborative practice

  • Successful involvement in performance management, self-evaluation process / annual development plan

  • Evidence of designing and implementing effective initiatives for raising pupil attainment and improving the quality of teaching and learning strategies

  • Successful working relationships with all stakeholders, including pupils, staff, parents/carers and the wider community

  • Successful experience in leading and managing pedagogic changes at a team, and preferably whole school level

  • Proven practice in leading, motivating and supporting staff to achieve high standards

  • Direct and successful experience of Ofsted inspection

  • Able to lead, motivate and develop people of all ages to work individually and in teams

  • Able to instigate and successfully manage change

  • Able to analyse and use data to establish benchmarks and set challenging targets for improvement on an individual, team, department and pupil level

  • Able to make decisions, identify and solve problems based on thorough analysis and sound judgement

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to delegate, plan and manage time effectively

  • Personal resilience and the ability to maintain staff morale at times of pressure and change

  • The ability to access educational research and apply it in innovative ways in order to improve standards

  • Able to plan strategically for the future including teaching strategies and staff deployment

  • Able to evidence a commitment to on-going personal and professional development

  • A highly professional and positive role model acting as an ambassador for the Trust at all times

What the school offers its staff

Hethersett Academy is one of East Anglia’s best performing schools, judged as Outstanding by OFSTED in September 2022 in all areas. Ofsted have highlighted how much our pupils value their education with Hethersett Academy.

"Pupils flourish at this school. They attend regularly, arrive on time and present themselves impeccably. Pupils respect each other and their surroundings. Bullying is rare. Pupils know that if bullying does happen, staff deal with it effectively and promptly. Pupils have very high expectations of their own and others’ behaviour. They value every minute of learning time."

We are a growing village school with a strong history in the local community, with our convenient location just off the A11 also making us a popular choice for families in Wymondham and south Norwich.

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About Hethersett Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1052 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Hethersett Academy is one of East Anglia's top performing schools - recording the highest Progress 8 score in East Anglia in 2017 - and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted in all areas. We are proud of our strong academic approach, without neglecting the richness that comes from experiencing and enjoying sport and culture. We are a National Teaching School, and part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools, dedicated to ensuring that our young people have the greatest possible opportunities regardless of their background.

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