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  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

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Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Spine – highly competitive and negotiable

Assistant Principal – Science and Community job summary

Castle View Academy is a rapidly expanding (12 -16) academy based on the edge of Portsmouth, serving the community of Paulsgrove. We are part of the United Learning group, the largest multi academy trust in the UK, and we are seeking a driven, ambitious and aspiring leader to join our team.

Awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in June 2022, we have a relentless focus on high standards in all that we do. We work together to dismantle any barriers to learning and achievement and have a total belief that every student can be successful regardless of their starting point. We have a consistent and effective approach to behaviour which means teachers can focus on the main thing – teaching.

Teaching and Learning is at the heart of what we do. Every decision is driven by its potential to impact on student learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is informed by robust research, constantly reviewed, and tailored to our unique context.

The Role:

The role of the Assistant Principal is to ensure the climate for learning and the academy environment is one of high standards, incredible behaviour, mutual respect and optimism. As a figure head of the organisation the Assistant Principal is relentless in their pursuit of ‘excellence in all we do.’


As a member of the Academy Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal works alongside the Principal in defining and articulating the vision and values for the Academy and then implements this through their actions. They are committed to ‘Excellence in all we do’ and believe in the Castle View Leadership Principles.


  1. Ensure your moral purpose is known and understood by all, lead by example and ensure that you have students at the heart of your decision making.
  2. Be restless and aware of new ideas, have a detailed overview and understanding of data, ensure intervention is implemented clearly and with precision.
  3. Leave absolutely nothing to chance or let emotion get in the way of necessary action.
  4. Find opportunities to offer deep personal gratitude for the work of colleagues in an open and closed forum and create a culture of positive support and encouragement.
  5. Be relentless in the pursuit of excellent outcomes and better education opportunities for the community we serve.

Main Core Duties:

  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for the Leadership of Science
  • To Line manage the Science Department
  • The ensure the delivery of a high quality curriculum and assessment within Science
  • To lead the raising standards of achievement and maximising student attainment and progress in Science
  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for academy Enrichment, Trips and Visits
  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for Student Leadership and Voice
  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for Parent Engagement
  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for Community Events
  • To be the Senior Leader responsible for our Embley Partnership
  • Play a major part in securing outstanding outcomes in the classes you teach and across the Academy
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of children across the Multi Academy Trust

What we offer:

  • Discounted services including Perk Box, car lease schemes and wellbeing resources
  • Huge support and progression opportunities, part of the largest Academy Trust in England
  • A knowledge rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC
  • Collaborative planning with centralised shared units of work and resources, developed by Trust subject specialist’s.
  • Excellent support from United Learning central team colleagues
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm/strict’ behaviour system
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ instructional coaching, helping you to continuously develop and grow
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities
  • Opportunity to complete NPQs and Trust Leadership Programmes
  • Excellent views across Portsmouth, looking out at sea in a relatively new building

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About Castle View Academy

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

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