Deputy Principal

City of Peterborough Academy, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 20 to Lead Practitioners range 26, £63,806 to £73,903

Job summary

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior leader to help shape the future of the City of Peterborough Academy. This position is available from Easter or September 2020, following the internal promotion of the current Deputy Principal.

The role:
You will be an exceptional senior leader with a demonstrable commitment to helping all pupils achieve their best, despite their background. With high expectations for behaviour, you will motivate staff and pupils through high quality leadership and management.

You will be an innovative manager, able to analyse and interpret Academy data to support clear, strategic decisions. You will be well supported by the senior leadership team at the Academy and the Education Support Team of the Trust, to ensure that the overall Academy vision is achieved.

We are looking for someone that is dedicated to providing pupils with the best education possible and has the vision, passion and proven track record in school improvement to ensure significant improvements in pupil performance across the Academy. Great teamwork, leadership and communication skills are a must, along with an effective management style that encourages innovation and confidence and builds upon the positive culture amongst staff.

About us:
The City of Peterborough Academy was opened in September 2013 by Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) after a £13.8m capital build. Based on Reeves Way in Peterborough, the academy has quickly grown from strength to strength. A dedicated team of staff aim to help support every child in reaching their full potential. Additionally, we have been described as a truly ‘inclusive school’ at our recent National Inclusion Quality Mark inspection and have also been awarded 'Centre of Excellence Status'.

Both our Academy and Greenwood Academies Trust are committed to supporting pupils and staff alike. Providing pupils with the highest-quality education is of the utmost importance but we recognise that in order to achieve this, teachers and staff must be properly supported with strong leadership, a climate of trust, research and innovation, and ongoing CPD opportunities.

In return:
You will be joining a Trust that is dedicated to valuing and developing its workforce through ensuring a fair workload and offering access to CPD opportunities through the Greenwood Learning Alliance. You will be able to share specialist best practice and work collaboratively with colleagues in other academies locally and across the East Midlands and be fully supported by our Education Support Team.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential qualifications

• Degree level qualification.
• Postgraduate professional Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Essential skills and experience

Experience in a Teaching or Head of Department position in a similar setting.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 823 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website City of Peterborough Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About City of Peterborough Academy

School location

Reeves Way, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5LQ