3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    27 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Salary - Leadership Spine points 11 to 15

Job summary

Assistant Principal: Support and Intervention
Salary - Leadership Spine points 11 to 15
Required for 1st September 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and collegiate Senior Leadership Team and to play a key role in driving forward our quest for sustained excellence. You would be joining a forward-thinking and supportive school, where colleagues are wholly committed to securing the best academic and personal development outcomes for our young people and the best opportunities for our staff.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant impact of successful school leadership and have the flexibility to complement the skills and experience of other team members. You must be prepared to ‘walk the talk’ and lead by example and be committed to the mantra that ‘people matter’.

The closing date for this application is 9am on Thursday 27 January 2022.
Shortlisting will take place on Monday 31 January 2022.
Candidates informed of interview on Tuesday 1 February 2022.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 February 2022.

Applying for the job

If you believe you have the energy, intellect, drive and commitment to take on this exceptional opportunity and join a Senior Leadership Team intent on taking what we believe to be a school oozing good features to even greater heights, then we would be very interested to hear from you. Please complete an application form together with a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role. This should be a maximum of 3 sides of A4, font style: Calibri size 11. Your supporting statement should include your vision for this role and should provide evidence of how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification, including:
• Your leadership skills, qualities and whole school experience that makes you an outstanding candidate for the post;
• Your vision for innovative and inspirational learning, support and progress;
• Strategies you have used to improve progress and learning in your current post, with specific examples of how you have challenged, supported and inspired colleagues, alongside an evaluation of impact;
• How this post fits into your overall career plan.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the School’s website: www.heles.plymouth.sch.uk or by e-mailing: blakey@heles.plymouth.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1300 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01752 334190

About Hele's School

I take great pleasure in welcoming you to Hele’s School! We are a school with a tradition of academic excellence, high aspirations and a big heart. A school that students and staff are proud to attend. A school where we never compromise our insistence that everyone is valued, learns, enjoys and achieves. Expectations for staff and students are high, but very simple; work hard both to do things right and to do the right thing…even when no one is looking!

Our mission is to support and challenge each individual, adult or child, to be the best they can be. We have a ‘no excuses’ philosophy based on growth mindset principles, which reinforces our belief that all of us can always improve, and that nothing is impossible. Quite simply, it isn’t about being ‘the best’ at something but being better than we were yesterday or today. It is for this reason that recognising and celebrating endeavour, as well as achievement, is something we hold dear.

We work hard at providing an inclusive, calm, and purposeful learning environment, and aim to ensure all students have opportunities to enrich their learning, to discover new skills and interests, and to master others through providing a breadth of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to excite and engage young people, wherever their interests or aspirations may lie.

I am extremely proud to lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff who are passionate about working with young people and are committed to ensuring that those entrusted in our care get the best life chances possible. Everything we do is shaped by our determination to ensure that each and every child has a positive and memorable experience of school; that they thrive, flourish and, crucially, are happy. We focus on opportunities to develop teaching and learning at every turn and, importantly, teachers at Hele’s have a resolve to be the best they can be in the classroom; our core purpose being to remove barriers to learning so that young people can be inspired, can aspire and can achieve. In return we expect a buy in to our belief that we all have an active role to play in making our school a great place to be, which manifests itself in every child displaying the highest standards of commitment to learning, pride and care.

Hele’s is a community committed to personal and professional growth of all, with dedicated staff and governance at local and trust level, supportive families and committed students. I have no doubt that the right candidate will be happy, supported and fulfilled being part of Team Hele’s, and will take great pride in what we can achieve together for our community and for each other. I do hope you are inspired to apply for this post and I look forward to reading your application.

Thank you in advance for the time and emotional investment that I know you will commit to this process.
With very best wishes.
Justine Mason

Arranging a visit to Hele's School

You may wish to visit the school to feel, hear and see for yourself what makes Hele’s such a special and exciting place to be. Please contact Mrs Verity Blakey (PA to the Principal) by e-mail on blakey@heles.plymouth.sch.uk or telephone 01752 334190 (direct line) should you wish to visit us during the working day; a warm welcome awaits you!

School location

Seymour Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4LT

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