Head of College (Vice Principal)

Mascalls Academy, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT

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  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    17 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care

Head of College (Vice Principal) job summary

Due to the promotion of the current postholder to become Principal of Mascalls Academy from January 2023, we are now recruiting for aHead of College (Vice Principal)as we strengthen and build the senior leadership team. This is a truly rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join a very successful and financially sound, mature and geographically local multi-academy trust that combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support that encourages collaboration for success.

Mascalls Academy joined the Trust in September 2015 and is a large and high-performing non-selective secondary school in the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling. The academy has a pupil admission number of 240 and has over 200 students in its thriving sixth form. The academy is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme at KS3. A wide range of courses are offered in key stages 4 and 5. Mascalls consistently scores positive value added at GCSE and A Level and was last visited by Ofsted in November 2021 when inspectors confirmed that Mascalls remains a “Good” school with several strong features.

At Mascalls Academy, students’ conduct, commitment to learning and respect for one another and their environment is exemplary. This is cultivated within a culture of celebrating success, celebrating the individual and explicitly developing individual character so that everyone can be the very best they can be regardless of background.

For our successful candidates, being a member of staff at Mascalls Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • a passion for working in an urban, multicultural setting; and
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.

What we can offer you:

  • a competitive salary along with private healthcare and an opportunity to earn a performance bonus;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression in the future;
  • security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a larger group of talented Principals and Vice Principals to share best practice and innovation.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

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About Mascalls Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this. On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Lorraine Hughes, PA to the Principal on lorraine.hughes@mascallsacademy.org.uk. Visits will be hosted by the Principal or member of SLT.

Please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Lorraine Hughes, PA to the Principal - lorraine.hughes@mascallsacademy.org.uk in the first instance. When ready to apply, suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role

Closing date for applications Monday 17th October 2022 (9.00am)
Shortlisting date Monday 17th October 2022 (pm)
Interview and assessment activities Friday 21st October 2022 (all day)

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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