- Leadership Spine
Assistant Principal Raising Achievement and Aspirations job summary
Our opportunity for you
Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth & QEMS is a popular oversubscribed school in Tamworth with a very large and expanding Sixth Form. Following an increase in our middle leadership numbers and increased numbers in Yr7 and Post 16 students, we are looking to recruit an Assistant Principal to be part of our senior leadership team and join an inspirational team of teachers to develop and strengthen the Academy further. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, tenacious and well-qualified leader to join our Academy. You will be supported in your career through our extensive CPD programme including the opportunity to complete nationally recognised qualifications. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee by committing to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.
Potential candidates are welcome to book a slot to visit the Academy before applying.
• Hours: 40.75 (part time/flexible working requests will be considered)
• Weeks: 52
• Contract: Permanent
• Start date: September 2022
• Salary: Leadership Spine
• Closing Date: Monday 16th May 2022 at 09:00 hrs (interviews will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May)
• As part of the leadership team contribute to the raising achievements and aspirations agenda across the academy.
• Specific responsibilities to be determined based on candidates strengths and experience.
• The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest ‘School Teachers Pay and Conditions’ document. The job description will be reviewed regularly to reflect or anticipate changes on the job, commensurate with the salary and areas of responsibility.
With the Principal, the post holder will:
• Work with the Governors to implement the Academy’s vision and values
• Contribute to the leadership of the Academy
• Take the leading role in promoting excellence, equality, diversity, high expectations and aspirations amongst all members of the Academy community
• Be accountable for areas of the Academy development plan and self-evaluation process
Culture and Ethos
• Contribute as a member of the Senior Team to the development of the strategic direction of the campus
• Represent the academy and its interests in meetings and other relationships with parents members of the community and a wide range of organisations and agencies
• Support the development of middle leadership in line with the vision of the Vice Principal and the Principal to drive forward student outcomes and support a culture where staff are valued, respected and wellbeing is considered
• Be seen as a role model in terms of industry, innovation, commitment and the positive impact upon young people’s lives and education.
• Participate and play a lead role in planning for designated major academy events such as Open Evening and other major academy events
Curriculum and Teaching
• Lead on pupil premium strategy to ensure that those students are receiving support to achieve
• Develop and implement a plan to engage with parents and the community to give greater links to ensure that the curriculum and teaching is supporting development in culture and aspirations
• Line management of key curriculum areas
• Ensure appraisals and staff performance management mechanisms are in place, regularly reviewed and improved to support staff development and improved outcomes
• Implementation and development of the student coaching and mentoring mechanisms across the campus
• Monitor, review and evaluate the work of teams and individuals in the context of Academy policies and plans.
• Ensure that policies and practices are inclusive and updated as and when necessary.
• Establish, lead and chair, as necessary, meetings of groups of staff.
• Take a full and committed part in your own performance management, as well as those of your team members.
• Advise the Executive Team of the performance of staff, ensuring that the good practice is recognised and praised and that any potential areas for development can be managed.
• Provide advice and guidance for staff in terms of their development within the profession.
• Assist with the effective induction of new staff, as required.
To line manage:
• Line manage relevant individuals/Curriculum Areas as directed by the Principal/Vice Principals.
Any other appropriate duties and responsibilities relevant to the post as directed by the CEO or Principal.
What we can offer you
• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
The local area
Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links. Tamworth boasts a range of historical sites and leisure attractions, including: Tamworth Castle; the Tamworth SnowDome and Drayton Manor Amusement Park. Within a 20 minute drive from the town, you can find yourself in the beautiful, open Staffordshire countryside or Birmingham‘s bustling city centre:
• Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42, junction 10
• Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
• Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away
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All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post
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