Assistant Principal

John Cabot Academy, Bristol


Job details

Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time, job share
Salary Lead Practitioners range 12 to Lead Practitioners range 17, £54,122 to £61,196 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

We are looking for an ambitious and inspiring Assistant Principal to join our supportive and talented team at John Cabot Academy. This Assistant Principal position is required on a one-year fixed term basis to cover maternity leave.

The Academy welcomes applications from candidates interested in the role on a part-time or Job share basis.

The vision for John Cabot academy is to create an Academy where professional learning is what stimulates staff and enables our students to develop a lifelong love of learning. It is one where strong pastoral systems provide the boundaries and safety which allow our students to develop their sense of self and place and leave us with self agency. Finally it is one where we provide moment of awe and wonder for our students. This could occur in a lesson one Friday afternoon or on a trip canoeing in France – but they are the moments which students remember, which cause ‘lightbulbs’ to go off, which develop their sense of self, and ultimately can change the course of their lives.

Your opportunity:
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. We provide excellent training and development opportunities within the Federation, including a full induction programme for newly qualified and experienced teachers. Training is both local and/or delivered through our excellent stand-alone training facility at the CLF Institute. For teachers, the CLF Institute aims to provide a continuum of development through each career stage from initial teacher training (ITT), for newly qualified teachers (NQT), recently qualified teachers in their early career development, to successive stages of leadership through to Headship and beyond.

What we are looking for:
An enthusiastic, positive professional who is committed to supporting all children to achieve and enjoy learning, within our community of learners
An experienced, well-organised professional who is committed to working alongside and leading others to realise the vision for learning at John Cabot Academy and ensure excellence for all
Someone that will be excited about providing, demonstrating and facilitating a love of learning for life
This exciting opportunity offers the chance to undertake an Assistant Principal role within the Cabot Learning Federation. You will work positively with the Principal and Vice Principal to identify priorities and opportunities for academy improvement that support the achievement of outstanding outcomes. You will also lead on the delivery of one of an academy’s strategic aims and rigorously ensure that the academy’s systems are working smoothly and effectively on a day to day basis.

You will be an inspiring leader who, through leading by example, will promote high expectations and support the delivery of high attainment for all students. You will be an effective team player who is dynamic, creative and able to play a significant role in the strategic direction and development of the academy.

Please download the full job description and person specification via the CLF careers website.

About the Cabot Learning Federation
The Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies and eight primary academies, an all through provision, Digitech Studio School and a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and two secondary phases.

John Cabot Academy is a forward-thinking Academy based in Kingswood Bristol. John Cabot Academy provides education to 1125 students Key Stages 3 to 5. The children at John Cabot Academy are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. They benefit from a hugely positive and supporting learning environment.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree and Qualified Teacher Status
• Evidence of continuous professional development
• Experience of leading/co-ordinating professional development and inset training
• Recent and relevant leadership development/training

Essential qualifications

• Degree and Qualified Teacher Status
• Evidence of continuous professional development
• Experience of leading/co-ordinating professional development and inset training
• Recent and relevant leadership development/training

Essential skills and experience

• Professional and up to date understanding of curriculum within the new Ofsted framework
• Professional understanding of safeguarding within a school setting
• Ability to write reports, keep accurate records and communicate effectively
• Ability to work well with a range of audiences, including parents/carers and other professionals
• Ability to lead and manage a team
• Understanding of curriculum and assessment of pupil progress
• Understanding of cross-curricular teaching
• Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality
• Proven ability as an excellent classroom teacher
• Experience of leading an aspect of whole school development
• Experience in effectively deploying and managing staff
• Experience of working in more than one school
• A track record for leading a school to improved performance, as demonstrated by Ofsted judgements and/or student outcomes over time
• Leadership of a curriculum or pastoral team

Employee benefits

As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
Access to our pension scheme – Teacher Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programme
Health and wellness sessions and discounts
Flu Jabs
Annual CLF conferences which provides CPD opportunity
Comprehensive Induction process
Competitive salaries which are reviews annually
Cycle to Work Scheme

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1129 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website John Cabot Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Woodside Road, Bristol, BS15 8BD