Deputy Principal

Nethergate Academy, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 8HX

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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    5 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

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Key stages

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Full-time equivalent salary

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Deputy Principal job summary

Nethergate Academy is a great place to be!

If you want to be part of an ambitious, talented team of dedicated, remarkable people working together; if you are passionate about inclusion for an outstanding provision serving our amazing pupils and their families, then we are waiting to hear from you.

As a thriving all through special school for pupils aged 5-19, Nethergate Academy now has a unique opportunity within our dynamic Senior Leadership Team. We are seeking a highly motivated, inspirational, and energetic Deputy Principal. You will drive outstanding curriculum practice, lead teaching, learning and assessment across the academy. You will work in close collaboration with a second deputy principal and together you will have a responsibility for evaluating and responding to consultations about pupils for placement at the academy.

Are you a leader who:

  • Leads staff to deliver high quality learning experiences for all pupils, particularly those with complex special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the learning characteristics associated with SEND including autism and how to overcome barriers to learning within a person-centred approach
  • Has significant experience of SEND through leading a holistic, quality first curriculum and pedagogy that enables communication and interaction, social thinking, emotional and sensory regulation
  • Has a record of leading successful whole school development and improvement.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of assessment for SEND to drive pupil achievement, including EHCP outcomes
  • Has strong organisational skills and is relentlessness in driving educational improvement and raised standards for all pupils
  • Has significant experience of leading and developing others, in particular middle leaders
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Has previously led a team of people through change and improvement
  • Can adapt their leadership style to a range of scenarios, role modelling behaviours and ethics
  • Lives real values of kindness, respect, resilience, empathy, understanding, inclusivity and openness
  • Can effectively promote inclusion, pupil welfare and safeguarding.
  • Practices person centred approaches with unconditional positive regard for others.

In Return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

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About Nethergate Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
158 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

About Us
Nethergate Academy is an outstanding special academy in the City of Nottingham for 163 pupils with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. The age range is from 5-19 years. Many pupils are autistic, and some have SEMH needs.

Nethergate Academy offers:

Staff who are dedicated and committed to achieving excellence within a culture of learning.Amazing pupils who are a joy to teach: every day is different!
The opportunity to play a full part in a dynamic, thriving and diverse school community, contributing to the development of innovative and creative Academy improvement
The opportunity to work in collaboration with our partner special schools within our trust, organisations including Nottingham City Council, Autism Education Trust and professionals towards a common mission, joined by shared values, strategy and outcomes
A shared purpose: working in partnership with staff teams, therapists, families and stakeholders to continue raising standards and achieve our vision.
An organisation that leads in creating specialist provision for pupils across the city of Nottingham and sometimes beyond. In the last 5 years we have increased greatly in numbers to include a specialist autism provision and a growing post 16 with a supported internship.

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