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Assistant Principal

The Spires College, Torquay, Devon

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary L12 -16

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint someone who is both an exceptional teacher and an ambitious, strategic leader to join our senior leadership team and to help lead the College towards ever greater success for our students. Candidates will be talented, articulate and dedicated to bringing positive outcomes for all young people in our school community.

The Spires College is grounded in a belief that all students deserve the very best quality education and the successful applicant will play a pivotal role in ensuring this is what we accomplish. This is therefore an excellent opportunity to build or extend a leadership profile towards headship, by making a significant impact on school improvement here at The Spires College.

This role is Assistant Principal with responsibility for safeguarding and attendance. This will include taking the strategic lead for these areas, ensuring that appropriate policies, provisions and systems are in place to support these areas, that these are used effectively and that their impact is evaluated. Further aspects of the role will be determined according to the skills and experience of the successful candidate, however the post holder will be given the support and training required to understand all aspects of school leadership.

The successful applicant will:
• Put children and young people first
• Be an excellent practitioner in the classroom
• Have a proven track record of school improvement at Middle or Senior Leadership level
• Have experience of leading teams and raising standards
• Understand and be able to articulate how they have used effective self-evaluation to raise standards
• Be confident to work with a degree of autonomy whilst also being collaborative and an effective team player
• Be an effective system leader with a clear understanding of process
• Have experience of developing the work of colleagues at various professional stages
• Be able to show how they have used performance management and accountability systems to improve performance
• Have proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others
• Be a committed, highly-competent, reflective and resilient individual
• Have a sense of humour and good interpersonal and communication skills

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 School with a bilateral stream. We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do. We have a modern, purpose-built building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike. The College is easily accessible from across much of Devon, with the A380 now providing easy access from Exeter and the A38.

Applying for the job

Please see the brochure for details.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Local authority maintained school
Education phase Secondary
School size 1092 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Spires College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email nosborne@thespirescollege.com
Contact phone number 01803 400660

About The Spires College

Co-educational, 11-18 college with a bilateral selective stream.

Arranging a visit to The Spires College

Please see the brochure for details.

School location

Westlands Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3PE

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