Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    24 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L12 (£56,506) - L16 (£62,333)

Job summary

Astra Vice Principal - Teacher Training and Assessment

Full Time, Permanent

Salary: L12 (£56,506) - L16 (£62,333)

Start Date: 01 September 2021

For September 2021 we want to appoint an aspirational, skilled and enthusiastic professional to lead the Astra SCITT and Assessment Only provision. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the quality of teacher recruitment and training in Buckinghamshire, so that children across the county benefit from the best teacher training and development. Strategic thinking, networking, planning and delivery will all be part of the role, which sits within the staff of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School.

This is an opportunity to join a highly successful organisation as we embark on the next stage of our development. The Astra SCITT, judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018, is a highly successful teacher training enterprise, training around 80 teachers a year, with placements in schools across the county. The school has also been designated as the Teaching School Hub for Buckinghamshire, and will be working closely with over 200 schools to provide superb training and development for teachers for the benefit of students. We welcome applications from all sectors of education, not just those with a secondary background.

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Applications should be submitted by completing the application form here. Applicants should respond to the following written task, in no more than 750 words, as part of their application:
'What are the most important characteristics of an outstanding school led ITT partnership provision, and how would you address the main challenges to that provision in the current context?'

Applications are welcome from candidates who would like to apply for both posts advertised. In this case please complete both written tasks.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Stephanie Rodgers (Principal of Astra Teaching School Hub – Buckinghamshire)

Closing date: Wednesday 21 April 2021, noon. Please apply as soon as possible. Suitable shortlisted candidates may be called for interview before the closing date.

To apply for the post, please email a completed application form and written task to Alison McAloon (Head’s PA & HR Officer).


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore successful candidates will berequired to complete relevant safeguarding and an enhanced DBS checks.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1354 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Dr Challoner's Grammar School

Boys' Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form, situated on the edge of the Chilterns a short walk from Amersham station. Aspirational staff and students, with an atmosphere that values resilience and kindness. Also a Teaching School and SCITT, so unparalleled opportunities for staff development

School location

Chesham Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5HA

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