Assistant Principal with responsibility for Science Standards across The Trust (L12-L16) - 674480

The Excel Academy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Job details

Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £53,856 to £59,528

Job summary

Required: Easter or September
Assistant Principal
With Responsibility for Science Standards Across The Trust
L12 to L16, £53,856 to £59,528
Relocation Allowance £2,000
The Alpha Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal who will be based at the Excel Academy, with responsibility to support standards of Science across the Alpha Academies Trust. This is a unique opportunity to impact on standards, not only within the Excel Academy, but to co-ordinate improvement across Trust academies. The role will be underpinned by a passion to take a key role in developing teaching and learning in the Excel Academy.
The successful candidate will be experienced and will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of raising standards in Science for the last 3 years. The successful candidate must be an excellent practitioner, able to lead by example and inspire others.
This is an exceptional opportunity and will allow the Trust to strengthen further its school improvement offer. The Excel Academy, where the role will be based, boasts some of the best educational standards in Stoke-on-Trent with outstanding facilities and a state-of-the-art learning environment. The Alpha Academies Trust seeks to develop the very best leaders. This role should attract ambitious leaders, who have a credible track record and want to take advantage of high quality professional development.
The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.
If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you. For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at
Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.
The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.
Closing Date for this Post: Monday 27th January 2020 at 9am
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1073 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Excel Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Excel Academy

School location

Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 6LG