Assistant Principal with responsibility for English Standards across the Trust (L12-L16) Discovery Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Job description

To line manage the English Head of Faculty at the Discovery Academy and develop outstanding policy and practice that can be shared across the Trust and within local partnerships.
To manage a school improvement network within the Trust that supports the development of all teachers of English
Identify and develop an English school improvement offer that can support work within the trust or commissioned work externally.
To work with leaders to create progressive curriculum pathways in English from KS1-KS4
To identify training opportunities and routes that could enhance the skill set of existing staff and promote the recruitment of specialists into English.
To act as the champion of creativity and innovation and to work closely with the Teaching and Learning SLT lead to develop Teaching.
Represent the Trust at network events that promote English
To be accountable for leading, managing and reporting on the English provision across the Trust.

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Recent and relevant personal and professional development
Recent and relevant leadership and management qualification(s)

Essential skills and experience

A track record as an effective and efficient subject teacher of students of all abilities.
Significant and successful leadership and management experience.
Proven track record of managing change to make a demonstrable impact on performance.
Experience in developing effective working relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders in and out of the Academy.
Experience of strategic development planning, implementation and evaluation with clear and measurable successful outcomes.
Experience of developing individualised learning in students and staff using the full range of resources to support it.
Successful experience of Academy self-evaluation and its use in strategic planning.
A good knowledge and understanding of national education priorities, policies and programmes.
A well-developed philosophy of high aspirations and expectations that every student receives a good education and achieves high standards in the Academy.

Employee benefits

Relocation allowance of £2,000

About Discovery Academy

Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0GA
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